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We are ready to take a pay cut Angelo
Friday, 21 October 2016 - 10:28 AM SL Time

The impasse between Sri Lanka Cricket and national cricketers on the contracts of the players ended yesterday evening after the latter consented to sign their contracts. Speaking to The Island , captain Angelo Mathews said that the players who have been offered central contacts will sign their respective contracts today at SLC headquarters.

`We had a very good chat with the President of SLC. If cricket is developing we are willing to sacrifice. We have done that in the past too when the board was in a financial crisis,` Mathews told The Island yesterday.
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All-round effort spells success for Vidyartha
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 9:34 AM SL Time

Vidyartha completed a 10-wicket win over Debarawewa Central with about nine over remaining at the Police Ground.

35-2 overnight, the visiting team were skittled out for an inadequate 107 and forced to follow on. Let-arm seamer Kasun Ekanayake, with 5-32, was the wrecker once more.

Following on, the Debarawewa team performed a bit better to total 169. Ishan Indunil and Kavindu Pramod entered the twenties. Chatura Jayanath who top-scored with an unbeaten 44 in the first innings, batted well once again.
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Maris Stella, Ratnayake Central win titles All Island Schools Games Athletics Championship
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 12:14 PM SL Time

Hurdlers Yamani Dulanjali of Ambagamuwa Central and Uditha Chandrasena of Maris Stella College, Negombo continued their dominance in schools athletics track as Maris Stella and Ratnayake Central, Walala won the overall boys and girls titles respectively of the All Island Schools Games Athletics Championship ended here at Bogambara Stadium on Monday.

Chandrasena improved his own record(53.40secs) in the Under-19 boys 400 metres hurdles registering an impressive 52.9 seconds to win ahead of his long time rival Dharshana Rajapaksha of St. Sylvester s College, Kandy.
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Chamal, Ridma, Hashini beat odds on grass-less track to break records
Monday, 17 October 2016 - 10:41 AM SL Time

Chamal Kumarasiri of D.S. Senanayake MMV, Meerigama, Ridma Nishadi of Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda and Hashini Prabodha of Holy Family Convent, Wennappuwa beat severe odds to break meet records on a dilapidated track on day four of the All Island Schools Games Athletic Championship here at Bogambara on Sunday.

Kumarasiri, an Asian Youth Championship medalist, broke his own meet record when he cleared 15.52 metres to win the Under-19 boys triple jump ahead of Kularatne MV, Godakawela jumper Roshan Dammika (2nd- 15.17m). Kumarasiri was below his personal best but his achievement was notable on a field which has more sand than grass on it.
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Brothers Malinda and Manesh hog limelight All Island Schools Games - Athletics
Friday, 14 October 2016 - 11:16 AM SL Time

Brothers Malinda Madusanka and Manesh Malintha of St. Rita s College, Thaldeka dominated throwing events and Gateway College sprinter Sadeepa Handerson broke new ground in winning the Under-15 girls long jump title as the Athletics Championship of the All Island Schools Games commenced at the Bogambara Stadium in Kandy on Thursday.

Madusanka won the Under-21 boys shot put with a throw of 14.42m while his brother Malintha excelled winning the Under-17 boys discus throw with a throw of 53.12m.

Handerson won the U-15 girls long jump with a jump of 5.32m to add to her impressive schools athletics career which is known largely for her prowess in sprint events.
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SLC to reject Big Three
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 9:50 AM SL Time

Ahead of the ICC Board meeting in Cape Town this week, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chief Thilanga Sumathipala said they will not support any move to bring back the Big Three module. Sumathipala will leave to South Africa today to attend the board meeting.

The national boards of England, India and Australia were responsible for a radical overhaul of cricket s world governing body, which included increased shares of global revenue for all three and powerful positions on a newly-formed executive committee.
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Anthonians on top, after hibernation
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 9:58 AM SL Time

The Anthonians powered by an attractive 70 by skipper Mohamed Alfer and sundry other contributions by the front liners, totaled an imposing 250 for nine and then rolled over more than half the Kingswood batting by the close.

Mohamed Abfar and Kamil, 41 and 31 respectively, batted around Alfer. Opener Sunera Jayasinghe made a sedate 25, while Stouter and Dharmaratne batted aggressively for their runs. Left-armer Wijesiriwardena bowled tirelessly once again to have four victims. Off-spinners Piyasena and Kaushalya bagged two each.
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Kohli, Rahane lead India s dominance against NZ
Monday, 10 October 2016 - 9:57 AM SL Time

India s batsman and captain Virat Kohli (L) celebrates with teammate Ajinkya Rahane after scoring a double century during the second day of third Test cricket match between India and New Zealand at The Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on October 9, 2016.

Skipper Virat Kohli recorded his second double-century in Tests as he and Ajinkya Rahane helped India post a crushing 557 for five declared against New Zealand at Indore on Sunday.
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Sri Lanka A on top despite Cornwall heroics
Friday, 7 October 2016 - 10:01 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka A are eying a big win over West Indies A in the first unofficial Test at RPS after the home team spinners restricted West Indies A to 165 for nine in their second innings on day three yesterday. West Indies lead by 55 runs with one wicket in hand. Today is the last day of the game.

Sri Lanka A resumed their first innings on 348 for eight and added 38 more runs before being bowled out for 386.

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne s 131 was the mainstay of the Sri Lanka A innings while opener Kusal Perera (87) and wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella (59) chipped in with half-centuries.
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Sri Lanka A in control after Dimuth century
Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 10:21 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka A were 348 for eight at stumps on day two of their first unofficial Test match against West Indies A at RPS yesterday after captain Dimuth Karunaratne posted an outstanding century. Sri Lanka lead by 72 runs with two wickets in hand and barring rain there should be a result in the four-day fixture.

Karunaratne, who struggled during the recent Test series against Australia, faced 242 deliveries for his 131 that included 15 boundaries.
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Sri Lanka A bowl out West Indies A for 276
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 10:54 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka A bowlers had a good work out as they bowled out visiting West Indies A for 276 on day one of the first four day unofficial Test between the teams at RPS yesterday.

The seamers dominated the proceedings accounting for seven wickets as West Indies collapsed after being 251 for six. Left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan and part-time off-spinner Charith Asalanka shared the remaining three wickets.

Army s Asela Gunaratne was the pick of the bowlers finishing with three for 27.
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Awesome foursome
Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 9:04 AM SL Time

The just concluded 42nd National Sports Festival witnessed some four national records being improved in track and field events, a noteworthy number against the back drop of a trouble plagued year in athletics. While Sri Lanka Air Force can claim the credit for nurturing three of the record breaking athletes, the coaches of the four athletes should be applauded for pushing their trainees to achieve the feats.
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42nd National Sports Festival Anitha, Tharika improve National records
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 10:03 AM SL Time

Jaffna school girl Jegatheeswaran Aniththa and Kumudumali Fernando of Western Province established new national records in the women s pole vault and shot putt respectively at the athletics championship of the 42nd National Sports Festival in Jaffna, on Friday.

Fernando, hailing from Aluthgama and a former student of Good Shephard Convent, Panadura cleared a distance of 15.25 metres to improve on the record (14.88m) established by Nadeeka Muthunayake at the 2008 edition of the National Sports Festival at Beliatta.
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St. Joseph s, Colombo creates schools swimming history
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 9:37 AM SL Time

The swimming team of St. Joseph s College, Colombo created history by emerging victorious at eleven major swimming meets during the 2016 calendar year, becoming the first school in Sri Lanka to achieve such a great feat.

The 120-member strong swimming team captained by Eshan Sovis emerged victorious at swimming meets that saw nationwide representation such as the All-Island School Games Championship, National Age Group Intermediate Championship and the 43rd Sri Lanka Schools All-Island Age Group Championship for a record 13th consecutive year. The team bagged individual titles and categorical titles at these events.
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