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Saturday, 23 September 2017 07:07

43rd National Sports Festival

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera and Deputy Minister H. M. M. Haris taking the salute at the march past of the athletes and officials.

“Players will not be penalised for not going but....”:

Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:57

Sri Lanka qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Sri Lanka have qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after the Windies lost the first ODI against England at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Sri Lankan Power-lifters performed well in the Commonwealth Games 2017 in South Africa and returned to the island with a heavy medal bag.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:15

New Sri Lanka record by Indunil Herath

Sri Lanka’s Indunil Herath set up a new Sri Lanka record at the 5th Asia Indoor’s Sports Festival in Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan when he won the 800 m event in the time of 1:53:79 erasing the earlier record of 1:57:11 by Kumara Amarasekara in the 1992 Indoor’s Sports Festival in Nevada, United States.

Monday, 18 September 2017 05:59

New cricket selection committee

Having earlier made the announcement that former Sri Lanka fast bowler Graeme Labrooy will be the new chairman of cricket selectors, it is reliably learnt that Sri Lanka Cricket has sent the names of the following former cricketers Asanka Gurusinha, Gamini Wickremasinghe and Jerry Woutersz to the Minister of Sports for ratification.

The Committee of inquiry has found that Panadura SC and Kalutara PCC are guilty of misconduct and not playing to the spirit of the game and therefore at the Sri Lanka Cricket ExCo meeting held last evening a unanimous decision was taken to

Saturday, 16 September 2017 08:51

Pakistan beat World XI to win T20I series

LAHORE: Pakistan beat World XI by a thumping 33 runs in the final Twenty20 Friday to clinch a three-match series which marked the return of international cricket to the country.

Team India head coach Ravi Shastri heaped high praise on former India captain and limited-overs wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and dismissed doubts about his international future, saying that the team management cannot even think of removing the Ranchi stalwart, considering his current form and fitness. Dhoni, who scored 162 runs with a strike-rate of 82.23 in the series against Sri Lanka was in top form and played match-winning knocks in two matches.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 05:48

Amla, Perera lead World XI to T20 win

Lahore: Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera hit a towering six off the penultimate ball to steer the World XI to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 Wednesday.

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