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HSC Blues retain Carlton Cup
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 11:48 AM SL Time

Hambantota Sports Club retained Carlton Cup 2014 with a comprehensive 24 point win over Colombo Basketball Club in the grand final worked off at the Henry Pediris Stadium on Saturday. This year s final was a rematch of last year s final where HSC won in extra time after scores were leveled at regular time. Another thrilling contest was expected given the keen tussles between these two teams in the group stages, but HSC Blues proved that they were a well balanced side executing their skills to perfection.

HSC Blues took a ten point lead in the first quarter and had extended the lead to 20 points by the end of the half-time. The score was 46-26 at the end of half-time and HSC Blues were sensing victory having extended the lead to 25 points (66-41) at the end of the third quarter. The final score was 79-55.
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Royal commence campaign to rejoin premier level of Under-19 cricket
Monday, 29 September 2014 - 9:59 AM SL Time

Royal College, Colombo commenced their campaign to regain the Division I spot of the Inter School Under-19 cricket tournament, which they lost under controversial circumstances two years back, on a positive note when they took day one honours against St. Anne s College, Kurunegala in the Division II encounter at Reid Avenue on Sunday.

Captained by spinner Harith Samarasinghe, who led the bowling department with a five wicket haul, Royal restricted St. Anne s to 76 runs to take a first innings lead of 92 runs. Royal were three runs for no loss at stumps in the second innings with a lead of 95 runs.
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Marvan dreams of bigger things
Sunday, 28 September 2014 - 1:10 PM SL Time

Newly appointed Head Coach of the national cricket team, Marvan Atapattu spoke passionately about the challenge he has been given addressing his first media briefing in the new role at Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters on Friday.

After much deliberation, the former captain was unanimously approved by SLC Ex-Co as the team s new Head Coach on a two year contract. Atapattu is the first Sri Lankan full time coach since Roy Dias, who was appointed in 1998.
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St. Peter s complete rare double in inter-school tennis
Friday, 26 September 2014 - 11:31 AM SL Time

The victorious St. Peter s College tennis team which won the Gold Medal at the National Schools Tennis Championship yesterday at the SLTA, Colombo. Also in the picture are their Tennis Master-in-charge Bernard Jesuthasan and coach Dinith Pathiraja. St. Peter s completed a grand double this year by winning main titles at both the All Island Inter Schools and the National Schools Tennis Championships.

St. Peter s College, Bambalapitiya tennis team completed a rare double when they won the National Schools Tennis Championship s Gold Medal at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA), Colombo on Wednesday, Sept. 25. They had won the overall title of the All Island Inter-school Tennis, for the 8th time in 10 years, only last July thus completed a rare double in the national school circuit on Wednesday. The school has made the same achievement in year 2007 too.
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Marvan confirmed as Sri Lanka Head Coach
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 12:57 PM SL Time

Marvan Atapattu, on right, talks to Sri Lanka Test and ODI skipper Angelo Mathews in Galle in this August 5, 2014 file photo. (AFP / Files)

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed in a media release yesterday that as per the recommendations of the special committee appointed to select the National Head Coach, The Executive Committee of SLC unanimously approved and appointed Marvan Atapattu to the position of National Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket with immediate effect .
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Player development main concern for Sri Lanka U-19
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 10:17 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka U-19 captain Chamika Karunaratne (R) shakes hands with his Australian counterpart Patrick Mckenna after a press conference in Colombo on Tuesday. Sri Lanka U-19s will meet Australia U-19s in a five-match Youth ODI series and a Youth Test in Colombo. (Pic by Gamini Munasinghe)

by Reemus Fernando

Sri Lanka Under-19 coach Roger Wijesooriya said that his main concern is to see the development of players rather than victory when Sri Lanka Under-19s meet Australia Under-19 in a home series in Colombo.
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Royal clinch all island schools hockey title
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 10:33 AM SL Time

The champion team is seen here. Front row from left: Furqan Irfan, Pasindu Charuke, Sharundan Balendran, Anojan Ganesharajah, Yasith Costa, Sajana De Zoysa. Standing from left: U.D.J Rathnakumara (Master-in-Charge), Thineth Karunarathne, Ranchana Felice, Vindula Jayalath, Imaadh Dole, Nelaka Wedagama, Adeesha Perera, Shaheer Bari (Captain), Malith Rasanga (Vice Captain), Malithra Yoshan, Hasanga Liyanagunawardene and Rohan Dissanayake (Coach).

Royal College, Colombo emerged National Schools Games Hockey Champions for the year 2014 in the tournament organized by the Ministry of Education held at the Astro Turf in Colombo recently.
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Mahesh and Wasantha shine in Lanka s first win
Monday, 22 September 2014 - 10:18 AM SL Time

INCHEON, Sunday. Sri Lanka registered its first victory in the 17th Asian Games when Jude Mahesh Perera and Wasantha Ratnapala edged out Samart Lim and Khlork Sim of Cambodia by two sets to one in their men s beach volleyball tournament pool B preliminary round match played at Songdo Global University courts today.Tag-new_0.jpg

After winning a keenly contested first set 23-21which lasted for 20 minutes, Mahesh and Ratnapala lost the second set 18-21 in 16 minutes. But the Lankan duo came back strongly and won the decisive third set in style 15-12 in 14 minutes. Mahesh and Ratnapala will now meet Tiago Santos and Jefferson Pereira of Qatar in their next preliminary round match of pool B to be played on Monday evening.
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Atapattu still in contention for head coach job
Sunday, 21 September 2014 - 10:01 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will either go ahead and appoint a permanent head coach for the national team or prune down the list of applicants further from the nine who have been short-listed for interviews through Skype by next week.The interviews was to have taken place last week but SLC CEO Ashley de Silva stated that due to some members of the 11-member special committee appointed to select the national coach not being available it has been put off for next week.

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Thurstan rattle Carey to record huge win Under-19 Cricket
Friday, 19 September 2014 - 11:10 AM SL Time

Thurstan College registered thumping innings and 104 run victory over Carey College as they rattled the newly promoted team for 22 runs in the second innings in the Under-19 Division I cricket encounter ended well before tea at Thurstan College Ground in Colombo on Thursday.

Playing his first Under-19 match left-arm spinner Naveen Gunawardena had a match bag of nine wickets as he picked up five wickets for just eight runs in the second innings. Right-arm leg-spinner Thimira Jayasinghe picked up three wickets for three runs.
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SL karate team leaves for Kuala Lumpur
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 11:13 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka NPO World Karate Organisation team before leaving the country.

Shihan Muthukumarana, Branch Chief and Chief Instructor of NPO World Karate Organisation, is to leave for Malaysia today, Sept. 18, to attend the 15th Asian Full Contact Karate Championship, to be held from Sept. 20 at Titiwangsa Gymnasium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Fighters from 20 branches are taking part in this event. In addition to Asian countries, countries such as Australia, Iran and Mauritius are too participating. The Championship will be conducted according to the Full Contact rules of Late Sosai Master Oyama.
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Sudesh and Sayer guide Trinity Under-19 Cricket
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 11:08 AM SL Time

Trinity rode on good bowling efforts by paceman Lahiru Sudesh and spinner Raveen Sayer to beat Moratu Vidyalaya by 147 runs in their Under-19 cricket encounter at Moratuwa on Tuesday.

The home team were restricted to a meager 69 and 40 runs in the two innings respectively as Sudesh and Sayer collected match-bags of nine wickets each.


Trinity 153 all out in 35.5 overs (Arjuna Jayasinghe 51, Lahiru Sudesh 15, Shanmuganathan Shanogeeth 22, Naveen Ekanayake 30 Nipun Randika 3/34, Harsha Devinda 4/24) and 103 for 9 wkts decl in 16.4 overs (Arjuna Jayasinghe 42, Kaveen Hiniduma 15 Harsha Devinda 4/42, Nipun Randika 5/27)
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Royalist Chamika to captain SL Under-19
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 10:06 AM SL Time

Royal College paceman Chamika Karunaratne has been selected as the captain of the Sri Lanka Under-19 squad picked for the forthcoming Under-19 series against touring Australia Under-19.

Richmond College all-rounder Charith Asalanka, who recently captained Sri Lanka Under-17 team, has been selected as the deputy to Karunaratne.

Australia Under-19 will be in Colombo from September 21 to October 10.
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When EZY Racing create history at APRC
Monday, 15 September 2014 - 11:26 AM SL Time

ri Lanka`s premier motor racing team EZY Racing who made their international debut by becoming the country`s first ever motor racing team to represent the nation in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, the regions most coveted motor racing championship which worked off its first fleet in Malaysia last month.

The prestigious APRC`s first ever Sri Lankan representation saw EZY Racing`s rally car ER 88 driven by Sri Lanka`s multiple national champion Dinesh Deheragoda finishing at sixth in the Asia Cup, making great impact on Malaysian Leg of APRC.
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