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‘Shakspeare Shield’ Golf on 2 July  👤491

2017-06-24 10:01:03

The annual 'Shakspeare Shield' golf tournament sponsored by Carson Cumberbatch PLC, is back again for the 106th time and rearing to tee-off on the 2nd of July 2017, at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC). This tournament goes on record as being the oldest corporate competition registered on the Board of RCGC.

No fitness, no cricket– Dayasiri  👤2098

2017-06-22 07:28:22

By Rathindra Kuruwita

Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekera said at the Cabinet meeting yesterday that cricketers who do not pass their fitness test will not be allowed to play in matches.

Sri Lanka Super 7’s Kicks off in July  👤1997

2017-06-21 08:46:02

Two weeks of scintillating 7s rugby action is in store this July, as the much anticipated Sri Lanka Super 7s, the most prestigious tournament in Sri Lanka's international rugby calendar, kicks off its first leg from 8 to 9 July at the Nittawela Grounds, Kandy. The second leg and grand finale will be played at the Racecourse Grounds, Colombo from 15 to 16 July.

Yasitha advances to second round  👤2132

2017-06-20 10:02:21

By Karuppiah Ramakrishnan

CT Sports: Yasitha de Silva of Sri Lanka defeated Rafael Izquierdo luque from Spain 5/7, 6/4, 7/5 in a first round singles match of the Sri Lanka F1 Futures Tournament played at Sri Lanka Tennis Association yesterday to advance to the second round.

Five Athletes for Korean Open  👤2267

2017-06-20 08:11:38

CT Sports: A team of five athletes and coach will leave the island on Friday (23) for the Korean Open Athletics Championship to be held in Incheon.

Minister insist on fitness  👤2063

2017-06-19 11:37:01

By Anjana Kaluarachchi

CT Sports: Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara stated that he won't approve any team without fitness reports about players, and lashed out at SL cricketers stating they are overweight and some of the ugliest looking players to play international cricket in terms of physical appearance.

Selfish coaches destroy SL Sports – Dayasiri  👤2149

2017-06-19 10:31:19

By Karuppiah Ramakrishnan

CT Sports: Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara said that there is a coaching monopoly taking place and two reasons why our athletes are at such a low level is the selfishness of those qualified coaches who are blocking others from reaching the top level.
He made these observations at the certificate presentation ceremony of Sports Diploma Awards of Sports Science held at the Sport Ministry on Friday.

Ananda beats St. Sebastian’s by 8 wickets  👤1786

2017-06-16 10:18:10

Ananda College beat defending champions St. Sebastian's College by 8 wickets in a first round match of the 'Singer Trophy' Under 17 division 1 inter schools cricket tournament played at St. Sebastian's ground Moratuwa yesterday.

Jayasinghe collected her monthly salary– Dayasiri  👤2456

2017-06-15 08:22:51

By Rathindra Kuruwita

Former Sri Lankan athlete and Olympic medalist Susanthika Jayasinghe has collected her monthly salary on Tuesday (13) from the Ministry of Sports where she acts as an advisor, which she said was withheld from April this year, Co-Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said yesterday.

Nilani wins Silver in Thailand  👤2110

2017-06-14 09:48:32

CT Sports: Middle distance runner Nilani Rathnayake sealed the silver medal in the 3000m steeple chase as the Sri Lankan medal count increased to two silver medals at the Thailand Open Athletics Championship continued at Thammasat University Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday.

Kohli's brutal honesty brings India together  👤1785

2017-06-13 12:31:44

(AFP) Virat Kohli says India's Champions Trophy demolition of South Africa was fuelled by his refusal to spare his players from criticism.

Inter district schools hockey tourney Semi and finals today  👤1888

2017-06-12 11:32:28

By Karuppiah Ramakrishnan

CT Sports: The Semis and finals of the inter district schools hockey championship organized by Sri Lanka School Hockey Association will commence today at Royal Astro Turf.

Picketing against AGM of FFSL today  👤2163

2017-06-12 09:58:25

By Karuppiah Ramakrishnan

CT Sports: Veteran national football players, including Sunil Senaweera, are planning to conduct a picketing campaign today at the Ministry of Sports with regard to the Annual General Meeting of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL).

Dhananjaya de Silva to replace Kusal Perera  👤1469

2017-06-09 15:37:59

All-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva will leave for the United Kingdom to join the Sri Lankan squad in the Champion Trophy 2017, as a replacement for injured Kusal Janith Perera. 

Murali first Sri Lankan to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame  👤2342

2017-06-09 11:14:35

The most successful bowler in Tests and One Day Internationals, Muttiah Muralidaran, was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on Thursday in London.

Joes target President’s Trophy  👤2159

2017-06-09 10:10:45

By Harsha Amarasinghe

CT Sports: St. Joseph's College will be desperate to make amends for their disappointing inter-school league campaign when they lock horns with Wesley College in the first quarter-final match of the Milo President's Trophy Knock-out Tournament which will be kicked off at Sugathadasa Stadium today.

Nadal into 10th French Open semi-final  👤1733

2017-06-08 11:57:01

(AFP) Rafael Nadal qualified for the French Open semi-finals for the 10th time on Wednesday after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired with injury while trailing 6-2, 2-0.

Sri Lanka looking to bounce back  👤2022

2017-06-08 10:32:30

(AFP) Virat Kohli has urged India to produce a repeat of their Pakistan demolition when they face Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy on Thursday.

FFSL election hots up  👤2081

2017-06-07 11:51:35

By Karuppiah Ramakrishnan

CT Sports: Former national player and Secretary Gampola Football League and Former International Match Commissioner Sunil Senaweera raised the question over the Rs 120 million that had been held in fixed deposits by the FFSL.

Masters Athlete Nanayakkara deserves sponsors  👤1725

2017-06-06 11:31:22

CT Sports: Veteran athlete Wimalasena Nanayakkara excelled in the National Masters Athletics championship recently with two Gold and silver medals and qualified for the Asian Masters Athletics championship to be held in China coming September.
He has excelled in the International Masters Athletics arena as he won a silver medal at the 2010 Asian Master's championship held in Malaysia, while securing a bronze medal in the 2012 edition of the Asian Master's championship held in Chinese Taipei.

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