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500 sports centers for schools

2018-10-02 07:41:54

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says that the government will set up 500 sports centers in 500 selected schools island wide. ..

Who’re the Cricket Champions of Asia ? Decision Today

2018-09-28 13:51:07

The grand finals of the 2018 Asia cup will be held in Dubai Stadium of United Arab Emirates today (28). India with Bangladesh is selected for the final. ..

Mathews removed as ODI captain, Chandimal takes over

2018-09-24 09:16:02

Sri Lanka's selectors have removed Angelo Mathews as ODI captain 10 months after he was asked to resume captaincy duties, and have appointed Test captain Dinesh Chandimal in his place. The move comes after Mathews attracted a hail of public criticism..

World Cup to Sri Lanka

2018-09-22 02:31:41

The Trophy, offered to the champions of the ICC World Cup One Day Series, scheduled to be held in England in 2019, has been brought to Sri Lanka these days. ..

Afghan boys bury Sri Lanka’s pride in Abu Dhabi

2018-09-18 10:35:38

Sri Lanka has won 5 tournaments in the 34 year history of the Asia Cup. India won 6 tournaments, and Pakistan has won 2 tournaments. Out of 54 matches in 13 tournaments, Sri Lanka has won 35 matches. ..

Sri Lanka Cricket’s corrupt officer is a former member of a financial fraud commission

2018-09-11 17:44:14

The office of a Sri Lanka Cricket finance officer, who has allegedly attempted to misappropriate approximately Rs 900 million, has been sealed. Sri Lanka Cricket sources say that the officer in question has not reported to work for several days. ..

The Tragedy of Economic War told by Tharjini

2018-09-11 17:41:45

Born in Jaffna, come to Batticaloa, the Netball in her hands, she steps in her final destination delivering two Asian championships in the Sri Lankan Netball legacy. She must be the “Giraffe” of the Asian Netball games. What all other players oug..

Asian Games ends with broken dreams!

2018-09-02 04:18:58

The 18th Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia ends today. ..

Match fixing: Two Indian nationals arrested

2018-08-30 10:30:42

It was reported recently that match fixings have taken place during the SLC 20/20 league tournament. During a match at the Pallekele stadium in Kandy yesterday, two Indian nationals have been arrested on suspicion of match fixing. ..

Mathew Abeysinghe qualifies for finals

2018-08-23 07:41:46

Mathew Abeysinghe has been qualified for the finals of Men's 100m freestyle at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia today (23). ..

Liu sets stunning world record in swimming at Asian Games

2018-08-22 05:32:51

China’s Liu Xiang lit up the pool at the 18th Asian Games on Tuesday with a world record for the ages. ..

World Cup is my aim: Thisara Perera

2018-08-09 06:12:07

Cricketer Thisara Perera says he aims to bring a Cricket World Cup to Sri Lanka. ..

Angelo Mathews returns as Sri Lanka ODI captain for SA series

2018-07-24 12:58:01

Sri Lanka's designated ODI captain, Angelo Mathews, will lead them against South Africa in the five-match ODI series scheduled to begin from July 29. Mathews was reinstated as Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain in January this year, but was hit by inj..

Chandimal to miss four more games over spirit of cricket breach

2018-07-16 12:19:10

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal and coach Chandika Hathurusingha have been suspended for four ODIs, in addition to the two Tests they are already sitting out, after receiving the maximum possible punishment for their spirit of cricket offence. Tea..

Chandimal, Hathurusingha out of SA Tests

2018-07-11 19:52:00

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha have accepted they will not participate in the Test series against South Africa, after the ICC concluded its hearing on the trio, who had guilty to a level ..

Tearful Japan fans clean up stadium as team leave spotless changing room with touching ‘thank you’ note

2018-07-04 07:50:51

Tearful Japan fans bowed out of the World Cup with one clean-up effort in Rostov-on-Don after suffering a heart-breaking defeat by Belgium with virtually the final kick of their last-16 encounter. ..

Defending champions Germany knocked out of FIFA World Cup 2018 after loss vs South Korea

2018-06-27 17:26:35

Defending world champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday, courtesy of two stoppage-time goals. ..

Chandimal out of third Test, appeal against suspension dismissed

2018-06-23 04:43:59

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss the day-night Test against West Indies in Barbados. After a four-hour hearing on Friday, Michael Beloff QC, the ICC-appointed judicial commissioner, dismissed Chandimal's appeal against his one-match suspe..

Dinesh Chandimal appeals against ball-tampering suspension

2018-06-21 09:56:31

Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against the decision of the ICC match referee Javagal Srinath to find him guilty of ball-tampering and suspend him from the third Test of Sri Lanka's ongoing tour of the West Indies. ..

Chandimal charged with changing the condition of the ball

2018-06-17 11:55:10

The ICC has charged Dinesh Chandimal, the Sri Lanka captain, with "changing the condition of the ball" during the second Test against West Indies in St Lucia. ..

SLC temporarily brought under the Sri Lankan government

2018-06-01 08:15:39

The running of Sri Lanka Cricket has temporarily been brought under the Sri Lankan government after a "Competent Authority" was appointed to oversee day-to-day affairs. ..

Cricket match-fixers caught in the act in Sri Lanka - Al Jazeera

2018-05-27 05:11:24

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches - the highest level of international cricket - and were planning to fix a third. ..

Vijayabahu Motorcross 2018 @ Athugalpura

2018-05-26 19:00:57

The Vijayabahu Motorcross organized by the Sri Lanka Army, Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment will be held on June 17 at the Kurunagala  Boyagane. ..

Sri Lankan bodybuilder wins silver medal at Austrian International Championship

2018-05-22 13:04:20

Sri Lankan bodybuilding champion Lucion Pushparaj won a silver medal at the Austrian International Bodybuilding Championship held in Vienna, Austria, on 19 May 2018. ..

Johann Peiris summits Mount Everest

2018-05-22 07:33:32

Johann Peiris successfully summited Mount Everest at 5.55 am today and became the second Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest. This was his second attempt. ..

Udawatte, Rajitha, Vandersay picked for West Indies Tests

2018-05-11 15:58:54

Thirty-one year old opening batsman Mahela Udawatte has broken into the Sri Lanka Test squad more than 10 years after his international debut, along with three other uncapped players, Kasun Rajitha, Jeffrey Vandersay and Asitha Fernando. ..

Ireland bank on pace for debut Test against Pakistan

2018-05-08 07:45:37

An experienced squad led by long-time captain William Porterfield will face Pakistan at Malahide Cricket Club when the two sides meet next week in what will be Ireland's first Test match. ..

8 new youth records and 41 medals at SAF !

2018-05-07 15:06:19

Sri Lanka was able to win 8 new South Asian youth records and 12 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 19 bronze medals at the South Asian Junior Athletic Championship. India won the most number of medals at the Championship and made 12 new records. ..

What do they mean by integrity of sport?

2018-05-06 07:15:30

Is it a dilemma or, is it a situation we have designed on our own with bad intentions. There was a time when Sri Lanka’s sports were meandering or rather, perambulating at a leisurely pace. Yet, we became wide awake from that slumber in the 1990s, ..

Sri Lanka Cricket elections set for May 19

2018-04-21 08:55:47

Sri Lanka Cricket's elections will be held at the board's Annual General Meeting on 19th May, SLC has announced, with the deadline for nominations set for April 27. Incumbent President Thilanga Sumathipala confirmed that he would run for another two-..