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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.

Scores:

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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Sri Lanka stage dramatic fightback to beat India 10th Asian Under-18 Volleyball Championship
Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 11:27 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka beat India 3-2 in a thrilling encounter played at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium yesterday.

(Pic by Saman Abeysiriwardena)

by Roshen Steelman

Sri Lanka staged a dramatic fightback to beat India 3-2 after losing the first two sets as they kept alive their hopes of securing the fifth position of the 10th Asian Under-18 Volleyball Championship at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo on Friday.
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Dilshan to miss CLT20 due to personal reasons
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 1:17 PM SL Time

Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan will miss the Champions League T20 (CLT20) due to personal reasons, according to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), meaning that he will not be part of the Southern Express setup for the T20 event.

`Dilshan has informed Sri Lanka Cricket today and I have been informed that Dilshan wont be participating in the Champions League due personal reasons,` said Shane Fernando, manager of Southern Express.

Despite not having the services of Lasith Malinga, who chose to play for Mumbai Indians, Fernando sounded confident of his side`s chances at the T20 event.
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Chinese Taipei thrash SL 3-0
Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 9:54 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka Youth volleyball team was thrashed by China with a shocking 3-0 defeat in its second Super Eight match on the sixth day of the Asian Youth Volleyball Championship which continued at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium Courts, Colombo yesterday.

However, the Lankan team has still a chance to advance to the top four teams if they outplay formidable Japan in a deciding encounter, which starts at 6pm today.
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Arjuna questions timing of banning players
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 11:06 AM SL Time

World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has questioned the timing of banning bowlers with suspect bowling actions. Pakistan suffered a huge blow yesterday when their key bowler Saeed Ajmal was banned from bowling in international cricket after all his deliveries were ruled illegal by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following testing in Australia.
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Maris Stella, Ratnayake Central, army win titles National Relay Carnival - 2014
Saturday, 6 September 2014 - 10:23 AM SL Time

Ratnayake Central, Walala and Maris Stella College, Negombo shared the overall girls and boys titles respectively, while Sri Lanka Army clinched the inter club titles in the men s and women s categories as the three-day National Relay Carnival ended with some notable performances from leading sprinters at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.

Leading sprinters Shehan Ambepitiya and Mohamed Rajaskhan were involved in a record breaking performance for a second time in the meet as they powered Sri Lanka Army A team to a new record in the men s 4x200 metres relay (1:24.98 seconds. They also established a new record in the 4x100 metres relay on day two. In the corresponding women s 4x200metres Sri Lanka Army sprinters established a new mark as they finished the relay in a time of 1:38.15 seconds.
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Air Force establish new national record
Friday, 5 September 2014 - 10:41 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka Air Force 4x800 metres relay team anchored by leading middle distance runner Nimali Liyanarachchi established a new National Record while Sri Lanka Army boosted by the presence of new recruit and former Navy athlete Shehan Ambepitiya produced an impressive feat in the 4x100 metres realy as a total of seven new records were established on day two of the National Relay Carnival at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.
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Sangakkara is Most Popular Cricketer of Year
Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 10:36 AM SL Time

Kumar Sangakkara won the Most Popular Cricketer of the Year Award at the Dialog sponsored annual cricket awards, held last night in a glittering ceremony at Waters Edge, Colombo.

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2014

Recipients of Awards

Cricketer of the Year 2014

Angelo Mathews

Nominees: Kumar Sangakkara, Rangana Herath,

Most People s Player of the Year Award
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SLC Ex-Co clips Nishantha s wings
Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 10:37 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka Cricket s Executive Committee, during a meeting held at the board headquarters on Monday, has decided to curtail the extraordinary powers enjoyed by its controversial secretary Nishantha Ranatunga.

Ranatunga virtually administered the sport with an iron fist and was Sri Lankan cricket s most powerful official, but the SLC Ex-Co has now decided to hand significant amount of powers to its CEO Ashley de Silva, a senior official of SLC told The Island .
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