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Commandos, Good Shepherd win C and B Division titles
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 11:33 AM SL Time

Commandos remained unbeaten in the Colombo Super League basketball tournament and emerged champions of the C Division beating Four Wings in the final worked off at Police Park last night.

The game between two Sri Lanka Army regiments turned out to be a closely contested affair, but Commandos with better bench strength stretched the lead after half-time. They set the tempo in the third quarter and their offensive and defensive rebounding stood in good stead.
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HFC, Kurunegala overall champions for eighth consecutive year
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 10:45 AM SL Time

Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala continued their dominance in schools netball winning the overall championship for the eighth consecutive year in the 24th Milo Annual Netball Championship conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Netball Association which concluded at the Bernard Aluvihare Stadium here in Matale.

Maliyadeva Vidyalaya won the second place with overall points tally of 30 while HFC collected 55 points to clinch the overall championship. Sri Siddhartha Central, Eppawela won the third place with 20 points.
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Sri Lanka end Pakistan ODI series with big win
Monday, 27 July 2015 - 10:12 AM SL Time

Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Perera raises his bat in celebration after scoring a century during the fifth and final one day international against Pakistan at Suriyawewa on July 26, 2015.

Kusal Perera led Sri Lanka s strong batting display to give the hosts a comprehensive, but academic, 165-run win over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-dayer in Hambantota on Sunday.
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Final ODI today
Sunday, 26 July 2015 - 7:40 AM SL Time

Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews (R) speaks with members of National Selection Panel during a practice session at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium at Suriyawewa on July 25, 2015.

With the series already lost, Sri Lanka will fight to avoid total humiliation and a 4-1 defeat in the series when they take on Pakistan in the fifth and final One Day International between the sides at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium at Suriyawewa today.
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Our fast bowlers are fat and unfit Chaminda Vaas
Friday, 24 July 2015 - 10:16 AM SL Time

Former fast bowling great Chaminda Vaas hit out at the national cricket team s fast bowlers after Sri Lanka s meek surrender in the current five-match ODI series to Pakistan. The Sri Lankans lost the series with a game to spare and now run the risk of going down 4-1.
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Forming strong athletics pools remains among AASL s priorities
Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 10:03 AM SL Time

Forming strong pools of athletes for future international events and providing an opportunity for athletes to reach qualifying standards for the IAAF World Championships are two major concerns of the Athletics Association of Sri Lanka when they host the 93rd National Championships over the weekend at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium at Diyagama.

Despite the IAAF threatening to suspend the local body, for conducting the last AGM according to the new regulations to the sports act, which the World Governing Body cites as a violation of the constitution, the AASL is going ahead with a plan to nurture a strong pool of athletes for future international events including the South Asian Games.
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Security concerns lead up to fourth ODI
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 12:58 PM SL Time

Following clashes between spectators during the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at R. Premadasa Stadium on Sunday, cricket authorities and police have taken several measures to prevent a repeat of the ugly scenes during the rest of the games.
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Mathews hopeful Thisara will fire soon
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 9:53 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has backed Thisara Perera to come up with match winning contributions despite the all-rounder s lack of form. The supremely talented Perera has bailed out Sri Lanka in the past with his big hitting and disciplined bowling, but in recent months he hasn t been that effective.

Perera was a huge disappointment during Sri Lanka s World Cup campaign early this year. He bowled poorly throughout the tournament and failed to make a half-century in the competition.
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Spectators clash at Premadasa Stadium
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 9:20 AM SL Time

A tense situation was reported at the R.Premadasa Stadium a short while ago d ue to a clash between two groups of spectators watching the ODI cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. A team from the Maligawatta Police and riot control unit had been deployed to control the situation. Police said they were still gathering information on the clash and possible casualties. It was reported that some stones had been pelted at the spectators in the D block of the stadium thus sparking the clash. Full Story     Post Reply To This

Angelo s embarrassment
Friday, 17 July 2015 - 10:44 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews summed up his team s fielding during the second One Day International against Pakistan at Pallekele on Wednesday as embarrassing! We thought that Sri Lanka suffered that embarrassment long before. Early this year, at Basin Reserve in Wellington, Sri Lanka snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against New Zealand due to their horrible fielding.
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Sri Lanka versus Lebanon Davis Cup in Colombo from Friday
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 10:09 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka to meet Lebanon in their Davis Cup Group-II Asia-Oceania Zone Relegation Play-off from this Friday, July 17 to Sunday, 19, at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association clay courts in Colombo.

The winner of this tie will stay in Zone Group-II in 2016 while the loser will be relegated to Asia-Oceania Zone Group III.

Lebanon is trying to avoid dropping straight back to Zonal Group-III having won promotion only last year.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, has been in competitive Group-II for four years since 2012.
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Yamani, Herath best athletes as Ratnayake Central retain titles
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 9:12 AM SL Time

Athletics stronghold Ratnayake Central won the overall boys and girls titles at the Central Province Schools Athletics Championship held from July 6-10 at the Bogambara Stadium.

While Ratnayake Central aggregated 294 points to win the boys title, Trinity (236) and Dharmaraja were the runners up.

In the girls category Ratnayake Central collected 415 points to win the championship comprehensively beating Ambagamuwa Central (182) and Mahamaya Balika Vidyalaya (134).

Asian Youth Athletics Championship medalist Yamani Dulanjali of Ambagamuwa Central was adjudged the best athlete in the girls category for a feat of 58.8 seconds in the 400 metres, while a jump of 6.95 metres in the long jump earned Pathum Bandara Herath of Sri Sumangala College, Kandy the best athlete title in the boys category. Full Story     Post Reply To This

Local version of David and Goliath
Monday, 13 July 2015 - 10:44 AM SL Time

Science College captain receives the Milo Knockout Challenge Cup from Shivani Hegde, Managing Director of Nestle. Pix by Nishan S. Priyantha.

The victorious Science College team members pose for photographs after winning the Milo Knockout Challenge Cup against Isipathana College at Royal Complex on Sunday. The final score was 21-18.

A brilliant performance by 15 underestimated, superbly fit ruggerites from Science College culminated in realization of a dream. The prestigious Milo Knockout Challenge Cup was theirs by 21 points (three goals) to (18) one goal, one try two penalties) after an exciting, rousing final at the Royal Complex.
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Unbeaten, Vallibel encounter Lankem Ceylon
Saturday, 11 July 2015 - 9:49 AM SL Time

Unbeaten, Vallibel Finance will meet Lankem Ceylon PLC in the final of the second Sierra Information Technology Trophy, MCA F Division 25-Over League Tournament 2015, today at the MCA grounds, commencing at 10:00 am.

In the semi finals, captain, Sagara Upuldeniya (45 in 29 balls inclusive of 3 sixes and 3 fours) and vice captain, Adesha Nanayakkara (3 for 28 and 36 not out) guided Valibel Finance to a convincing six wickets win over Toll Global Forwarding, while Udara Lakmal (5 for 35 in 05 overs) and Buddika Madusanka (57 in 58 balls, inclusive of a six and 8 fours) spearheaded Lankem Ceylon to a thrilling five wickets win with two balls to spare over Hirdaramani Group.
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