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First Youth Test ends in draw
Wednesday, 7 October 2015 - 9:59 AM SL Time

Chasing an unlikely target of 350 runs, Pakistan Under-19s were restricted to 143 for three wickets at close as the first Youth Test between Sri Lanka Under-19s and their Pakistani counterparts ended in a draw at Sooriyawewa on Tuesday.

The hosts posted 211 for three wickets declared in their second essay after St. Sebastian s (Moratuwa) batsman Avishka Fernando (63) and Anandian Sammu Ashan (54n.o) scored half-centuries to push the lead past 300 runs mark. Salinda Ushan and Wanindu Hasaranga too made notable contributions.
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AIS and Lyceum win International Schools basketball championships
Tuesday, 6 October 2015 - 9:43 AM SL Time

sian International School signed off a memorable season when they added another championship to this year s silverware as they beat Gateway International School, Rajagiriya 68 points to 62 in the final of the Under-19 Inter-International Schools Basketball Championship played at the British School premises on Saturday.

AIS recently won All Island Under-19 Championship and Western Province National Schools Championship before finishing as runners-up in the National Schools Championship. AIS led 39-34 at half-time.
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SriLankan Airlines flies Windies to the island
Friday, 2 October 2015 - 10:19 AM SL Time

National Carrier SriLankan Airlines flew the West Indies cricket team to the island yesterday. Arriving from London, the cricketers were warmly welcomed by the SriLankan staff at Bandaranaike International Airport. The visitors are scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and two T20s.

The SriLankan Airlines office in the USA was instrumental in making the national carrier the team s choice of travel for their tour of Sri Lanka, which is incidentally after a lapse of three years. The West Indians were here last in 2012 when they won the World T-20 beating hosts Sri Lanka in the finals at R. Premadasa Stadium. Full Story     Post Reply To This

Easy for Southern SLC Under-15 Inter Provincial Cricket
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 10:12 AM SL Time

Southern Province advanced to the final of the Sri Lanka Cricket conducted Under-15 Inter Provincial championship with a seven wicket victory over Western Province North Outer in the first semi-final played at Kurunegala on Monday.
Southern Province will meet the winners of today s semi-final between WP South and North Central. Today s second semi final will be played at the Surrey Village Ground, Maggona.

Southern victory was set up by Dilum Sudeera (4/15),Nipun Malinga (3/18) and Akila Dilshan (2/28) who restricted the team from Colombo to 93 runs.
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Susanthika to shoulder future of Lankan athletics
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 10:11 AM SL Time

President s Counsel Kalinga Indathissa said that if they had not fought for Susanthika and saved her from baseless allegations over doping, Sri Lanka would have not won an Olympic Silver medal in 2000.

Revealing a 15 year old secret, Indathissa further said that she was subjected to doping tests due to interferences by unauthorized persons out of the proper procedures in an attempt to keep her out of athletics two years before she could win the Olympic silver medal.
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Thailand Rugby 7s begins today
Friday, 25 September 2015 - 10:20 AM SL Time

The second leg of Asian Rugby 7s, the Thailand Rugby 7s, will begin tomorrow, September 26, at Nonthaburi, Thailand.

Twelve nations, grouped in four segments, are competing. In accordance to this group base, Sri Lanka will play their first match in her B division against Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong tomorrow.

Sri Lanka needs at least to enter the second place in her group if she is to enter the tournament s quarter-finals. Failing to do so, they will have to play in the Plate Championship.
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oes turn tables on AIS All Island National Schools Basketball
Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 10:55 AM SL Time

isal Cooray goes for a basket as Tahir Akbarally looks on. Cooray was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

St. Joseph s College came up with a brilliant performance to beat double title holders Asian International School 55 points to 51 in a hard fought final at the All Island National Schools Basketball Championship at Darley Road on Tuesday.

After winning the Western Province Basketball Championship and the Inter-School Under-19 Basketball Championship, AIS were the favourites but the Joes came-up with different ideas to prevent AIS recording their third victory.
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Spinner-turned paceman Kalana hogs limelight SLC Under-15 Inter Provincial Cricket
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 10:38 AM SL Time

Spinner-turned paceman Kalana Perera rattled Northern Province with a seven wicket haul to lead Western Province South Outer to 131 runs victory in the Sri Lanka Cricket conducted Under-15 Inter Provincial Tournament match played at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.

In reply to WP South Outer s 171 runs, the Northern Province were bundled out for 40 runs in 8.1 overs as Perera took seven wickets for 18 runs in a four over spell. His spell included two maidens.
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Ezy makes history in Japan Rally
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 10:08 AM SL Time

in Hokkaido, Japan

What Sri Lanka s Ezy Racing achieved on Sunday, Sep. 20, in Hokkaido, Japan could be considered a path-breaking and historic feat in the country s motor sport. Their driver Michael Young became first in the Asia Cup championship while securing the impressive second place in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship s (APRC) current table and also the overall second place, out of all the drivers who competed in this Japan leg of the APRC and the simultaneously conducted Japan Rally. There were over 50 drivers altogether.
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Ezy Racing s Mike Young wins Asia Cup
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 2:22 PM SL Time

First win for Ezy: Mike Young of Cusco and Ezy Racing of Sri Lanka before entering the podium on Sunday s closing ceremony of Rally Hokkaido, the APRC s Japan leg, where Young recorded 2nd place while becoming first in Asia Cup. Young, on left, with co-driver Malcolm Read on their Cusco Ezy Subaro Impreza, accepting the cheers.

A stupendous feat after disappointment in Malaysia. Mike Young, 22, Sri Lanka s Ezy Racing Team rally driver survived on extremely challenging terrains here in the hilly Hokkaido amid tough conditions, mixed with both rainy and dry weather, to record what is considered a milestone achievement in his short racing career at Japan s three-day Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) that ended on Sunday. Young became first in the Asia Cup and with that helped Ezy Racing record their first international victory in the team s short involvement in Motor Rallying world stage.
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Govt. asks UN, US to allow it to conduct domestic probe sans hybrid court
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 2:19 PM SL Time

(L-R) Nalaka Niroshana, Manager, Corporate Planning, Nawaloka Hospitals Harshith Dharmadasa, Director Marketing, Nawaloka Hospitals Sanath C. De Silva, Chief Executive Officer, NITF and Manjula De Silva, Chairman, NITF at the exchange of the MoU.

Nawaloka Hospitals and the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF), in a significant healthcare partnership to benefit government employees, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

This landmark partnership will provide the 2.5 million beneficiaries of the NITF with access to the myriad of high quality healthcare services provided by Nawaloka Hospitals at concessionary rates.The MoU was signed by NITF`s CEO Sanath C De Silva and Chairman Manjula De Silva.Signatories from Nawaloka were Director Harshith Dharmadasa and Manager - Finance & Corporate Planning, Nalaka Niroshana.
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Ezy s Mike Young 4th amid rain
Saturday, 19 September 2015 - 10:23 AM SL Time

Mike Young, representing Sri Lanka s Ezy Racing, driving a Subaru Impreza with co-driver Malcolm Read, finished with the fourth best timing in the Special Stage (SS) 1 that was held at Satsuni River site in Obihiro in this year s Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) Japan leg which began yesterday.

Two Skoda drivers, Pontus Tidemand and Gaurav Gill recorded best timings and Patrick Sandell Representing SEM Mitsubishi Lancer Wan Yu Rally Team was the third.
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Rally Hokkaido begins
Friday, 18 September 2015 - 9:31 AM SL Time

Mike Young of Ezy Racing of Sri Lanka during practice in Hokkaido in his Cusco EZY Racing Subaru Impreza.

On what is predicted to be a fine day with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees Celsius, the somewhat secluded northern city of Obihiro, in Hokkaido, Japan, is ready for one of their annual sporting spectacles, the Rally Hokkaido, starting today, Friday, afternoon here at its pristine township.
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Rally Japan to begin tomorrow
Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 10:22 AM SL Time

One of the most fascinating and the most looked after sporting events in this northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the APRC Japan Rally, is scheduled to begin tomorrow, Sep. 18, at the city of Obihiro in the Hokkaido Island, Japan.

Sri Lanka s leading motor sport team, EZY Racing, had arrived in Obihiro, in Hokkaido, on Sunday. Powered by Japan based Cusco, the EZY Racing s car, Subaru, will be driven by 22-year-old Mike Young.
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