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Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals Finest College cricketers to hone their skills  👤869

2017-08-21 09:29:00

The world's finest College cricketers prepare to face off in a heated week of competition at the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Final to be held in Sri Lanka from 10 to 16 September.

Saparamadu wins gold medal in Taiwan  👤1627

2017-08-19 10:41:24

By Karuppiah Ramakrishnan

CT Sports: National boxer Dinindu Saparamadu won the gold medal in the 64Kg weight class at the Tai City Cup International Boxing Championships which was held recently in Taiwan.

More Floodlights for Dambulla  👤1724

2017-08-19 09:29:27

By Anjana Kaluarachchi

CT Sports: Floodlights at the Dambulla Stadium have been upgraded once again and 12 bulbs each have been added to the four towers on either side of the ground, temporally ahead of first ODI between Sri Lanka and India to be played on Sunday. The bulbs had been added close to the floodlight towers separately on a stand where it does not affect the strength of the incumbent towers, which is already holding bulbs to its maximum capacities.

Ronaldo-less Real win cup  👤1869

2017-08-18 10:58:14

Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win.

Five things we learned as Real Madrid thumped Barcelona over two legs to win the Spanish Super Cup  👤1474

2017-08-17 14:03:00

Real Madrid beat bitter rivals Barcelona 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday night to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate.

Angelo expects to bowl in ODIs  👤1780

2017-08-17 10:38:24

CT Sports: Former SL skipper Angelo Mathews, who did not bowl due to injury, will bowl during the upcoming ODI series, believes skipper Upul Tharanga, who will lead the SL team for the first time after SLC appointed him skipper after several temporary appointments.

Shaping the Football Stars of Tomorrow  👤1834

2017-08-17 09:07:55

Sri Lankan Jehan Atapattu of S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia and Chamanth Kodithuwakku of Nalanda College were able to secure spots to participate at the annual Allianz Junior Football Camp concluded recently in Bali, Indonesia with great fanfare.

Sri Lanka U-15 football Nepal bound  👤1663

2017-08-16 12:01:15

CT Sports: Sri Lanka's U-15 Junior National team left the country yesterday to participate in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship which will be held in Nepal from 18-27 August.

Protest today against SLC  👤1901

2017-08-16 10:47:50

CT Sports: Cricket enthusiasts in the country have organized a protest against SLC administrators which is set to start at 5.00 p.m. today at Independence Square close to SLC Headquarters, Colombo 7. The protest follows Sri Lanka's heavy defeat against India, where the visitors whitewashed SL 3-0 in their own backyard.

Two Quarter-finals today   👤1753

2017-08-16 08:33:23

Two quarter-finals in the 'Singer Cup' Under 17 division I inter schools cricket tournament are to be played at Mt. Lavinia and Ried Avenue today (16).

Stephen Wooldridge: Australian Olympic champion dies aged 39  👤1436

2017-08-15 14:34:03

Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, an Olympic and world champion, has died aged 39.

Cricket for a worthy cause  👤1616

2017-08-15 11:28:00

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officially launched the special T20 encounter to be played between Sri Lanka XI vs World XI on 8 September at R. Premadasa Stadium Colombo to raise funds for disaster affected children.

FUTSAL Complex inaugurated at Gampola  👤1010

2017-08-14 12:18:28

A new FUTSAL Complex was inaugurated at Gampola on 12 August 2017. M. Rameez, Chairman FUTSAL, FFSL, was the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony and handed over footballs to Chairman, Sports Committee, Gampola Zahira College Past Pupil Association.

SL team for World University Games  👤1180

2017-08-14 10:58:32

CT Sports: Team of 67 athletes will leave thecountry on 16 August for the World University Games 2017 to be held in Chinese Taipei from 19 to 30 August.

Sebs meet St. Anthony’s in quarters  👤1366

2017-08-14 08:34:39

St. Sebastian's College Moratuwa will meet St. Anthony's College Kandy in the quarter-final of 'Singer Cup' Under-17 division I cricket tournament at Kadirana Stadium Negombo today.

Kirindiwela meet Negombo Pete’s today  👤1358

2017-08-12 09:11:47

Kirindiwela Central will meet St. Peter's College Negombo in the quarter-final in the 'Singer Cup' Under-15 division 11 schools cricket tournament at the Rajasinghe Central College ground Hanwella today (12).

Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal beaten, Roger Federer through  👤1410

2017-08-11 13:48:36

Rafael Nadal fell to a shock defeat by 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Royal SLAMJAM 3X3 IB Basketball 2017  👤1776

2017-08-11 11:04:06

Royal SLAMJAM 3X3 Inter Batch Basketball Tournament 2017 will be held on 12 August at Henry Pedris basketball courts, from 2.00 p.m. onwards according to a press release.

Last Man Stands T20 Cricket Biggest cash prize in amateur cricket  👤1785

2017-08-11 09:50:07

Last Man Stands Sri Lanka (LMSSL) is pleased to announce the Last Man Stands Sri Lanka Race to Cape Town 2017 tournament will start on 27 August 2017 and registration is now open. The champions will receive one of the biggest cash prizes in Sri Lanka amateur cricket history, which is estimated to be close upon Rs 2.5 million. This massive prize includes return air fare to Cape Town, South Africa, fully paid 4 star- accommodation with breakfast, team registration fee and the Last Man Stands shirts. Runners-up of the tournament will go home with a cash prize of Rs 100,000 states a press release from Singer.

S. Thomas’ meet St. Servatius in quarter-final  👤1877

2017-08-11 08:23:42

S. Thomas' College Mt. Lavinia takes on St. Servatius College Matara in the quarter-final encounter of 'Singer Cup' Under-17 division I schools cricket tournament at Lyceum International School ground Wattala today (11).

Royal ‘B’ meets St. Sebastian’s ‘B’ in quarters  👤2126

2017-08-10 09:10:52

Royal College Colombo 'B' will meet St. Sebastian's College Moratuwa 'B' in the quarter final of 'Singer Cup' Under 15 division II inter schools cricket tournament at Lyceum International School ground Wattala today (10).

Royal ‘B’ meets St. Sebastian’s ‘B’ in quarters  👤2411

2017-08-10 09:10:52

Royal College Colombo 'B' will meet St. Sebastian's College Moratuwa 'B' in the quarter final of 'Singer Cup' Under 15 division II inter schools cricket tournament at Lyceum International School ground Wattala today (10).

IAAF World Championship Waruna and Nimali in action today  👤2513

2017-08-10 08:35:07

CT Sports: After both Marathoners flopped, Sri Lankan hopes will now lie in their Javelin Thrower Waruna Lakshan and 800m runner Nimali Liyanarachchi. They will be seen in action tonight at the IAAF World Championship in London.

Thurstan ‘B’ meet Karandeniya today  👤2148

2017-08-09 09:17:28

Thurstan College Colombo 'B' will meet Karandeniya Central College in the quarter final of the 'Singer Cup' Under-17-Division 11 Inter Schools Cricket Tournament at C.M.S. Ground Kotte today (9).

Rumesh appointed Head of Fast Bowling  👤1557

2017-08-08 15:11:25

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the appointment of Rumesh Ratnayake as the Head of Fast Bowling for SLC.

World Athletics Championships hit by food poisoning  👤2077

2017-08-08 14:48:10

A number of athletes at the World Championships have been laid low by stomach upsets with Botswana's Isaac Makwala saying on Monday he was forced to withdraw from the 200m heats because of food poisoning.

Zahira meet Galahitiyawa Central today  👤2148

2017-08-08 09:16:29

Zahira College Colombo will meet Galahitiyawa Central College in the quarter final of the 'Singer Cup' Under 17 division 11 inter schools cricket tournament at Hanwella today (8).

Semi-final revived after one year  👤1311

2017-08-07 17:23:53

A football tournament which began one year ago reached the semi final stage and died a natural death due to poor organization.

Quarter-final today  👤1681

2017-08-07 09:23:36

S. Thomas' College Mt. Lavinia 'B' will meet St. Sebastian's College Moratuwa 'B' in the quarter final of the 'Singer Cup' Under 17 division 11 inter schools cricket tournament at Kotahena today (7).

Overseas players too expected to join  👤1040

2017-08-06 14:55:52

Many foreign players, along with local players are expected to participate at the NDB Private Wealth Management Junior Masters Golf Championship to be held on 18 August at the Royal Colombo Golf Club course, states a communiqué released by NDB Wealth.

Open Rating Chess C’ship from 6 August  👤1330

2017-08-05 13:50:45

Sri Lanka Open International Rating Chess Championship 2017 is an International Rating Open Chess event conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka. It will be held from 6 to 11 August at YMBA Hall, Kurunegala.

Neymar to miss PSG French league debut  👤1434

2017-08-05 12:13:37

Brazil forward Neymar, the world's most expensive footballer, will miss Paris St-Germain's first French league match of the season on Saturday after his documents failed to be lodged in time.

Cricket ‘Boodalaya’ Presentation  👤1714

2017-08-04 13:52:16

'A collection of cricket stories of Wickremage, over forty years and the Cricket Boodalaya securely held by him for forty years will be on display at the Public Library Hall on 5 _ August from 9.30 a.m. and all are welcome to this event.'

Inter-School Pilot debate programme  👤2039

2017-08-04 11:02:44

For the first time in the historical journey of Olympism, the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOC Sri Lanka) is in the process of implementing the project of Inter-School Pilot Debate Programme which is called 'OVEP Debater' on Olympic Education Values via school children, who are the core of society.

Milo School Netball Championship kicks off  👤2055

2017-08-04 09:35:02

CT Sports: The first round group matches of the Milo inter-School Netball Championship was kicked off yesterday by the Sri Lanka Schools Netball Association (SLSNA) and sponsored by Nestle Lanka Ltd. The event has been slotted to be held from August 3 to 5 at Vincent Dias Stadium in Badulla.

India to host Sri Lanka later this year  👤2069

2017-08-03 10:50:23

(AFP) India will host Sri Lanka for a full series later this year, with the cricket board adding nearly two dozen matches to the tail-end of a packed home schedule for Virat Kohli's team.

Chandimal eyes to level series  👤2261

2017-08-03 09:28:18

CT Sports: After the heavy defeat in Galle that ended with a day to spare, Sri Lanka will be looking to level the series as Skipper Dinesh Chandimal returns to lead SL in the second Test against India starting today at SSC. Chandimal, who missed the first Test as he was down with pneumonia, has now recovered and ICC has given special permission for him to use an inhaler during the match, which will be helpful to him.

Waruna and Nimali took wing to worlds  👤1924

2017-08-02 11:07:33

CT Sports: Javelin Thrower Waruna Lakshan, middle distance runner Nimali Liyanarachchi and her coach Sujith Abeysekara left the country on Sunday night to participate at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championship to be held from 4 to 13 August in London, UK.
Marathoners Anuradha Indrajith Cooray, who lives in London and Hiruni Wijayarathne who lives in the US, will join the team in London to make it a four member team for the event. Sri Lanka will be competing in four disciplines at a World Championship, most after 2003.

U-12 rugby carnival at Race Course  👤1981

2017-08-02 10:16:26

80 schools across the country will send around 1,700 budding ruggerites that will be seen in action at the Under 12 rugby carnival, where 250 matches will take place. They will compete for the ultimate Junior Rugby Championship title. The carnival takes place at the Race Course International Stadium on 1 and 2 August and is jointly organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association, the Ministry of Education and Milo, who are celebrating their brands' 25th Anniversary supporting school rugby.

St. Peter’s (B) meet Ananda ‘B’ in quarters  👤2102

2017-08-02 09:10:08

Quarter finals of the 'Singer Trophy' Under 17 division 11 inter schools cricket tournament starts today (2).

Ambalangoda: Sri Lanka’s talent mine  👤2395

2017-08-02 07:55:24

Can you imagine just how high a decibel the hype would be if India's Test and limited-overs captains came from one school? Can you begin to think how famous a coach would be if he was the one who helped two of India's biggest cricketers reach the peak, having taken them under his wing when neither age was in double digits?

Leading boxers vie for Layton Cup  👤1596

2017-08-01 13:27:03

The 76th Men's and Women's Layton Cup Boxing Meet will be held from 2 to 6 August 2017 at the Royal MAS Boxing Arena, Colombo 7. This meet will also serve as the first trial meet to select boxers for the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Dinesha to lead Women’s volleyball team  👤1666

2017-08-01 12:09:04

CT Sports: Dinesha Prasadini has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the Sri Lanka Women's Volleyball team that will participate at the Asian Women's Volleyball Tournament scheduled to be held in Philippines from 9 to 17 August. The 12 member team along with officials left the island yesterday.

Junior netball players felicitated  👤1842

2017-08-01 10:40:21

CT Sports: Five schools players who represented Sri Lanka in netball recently were felicitated by Nestle Lanka at a ceremony held at JAIC Hilton last week.

WP(N) will meet CP in Under-23 final today  👤2195

2017-07-31 09:48:25

Unbeaten Western Province (North) will take on Central Province in the final of the SLC Under-23 Inter Provincial 2 day tournament at Maitland Crescent today (31) and tomorrow (1).

Rating Chess from 1 August  👤2315

2017-07-31 09:13:12

The 4th Sri Lanka National Amateur International Rating Chess Championships

Frampton fight off after Gutierrez fall  👤1977

2017-07-29 12:36:29

Carl Frampton's fight against Andres Gutierrez has been called off after the Mexican injured himself by slipping in the shower on the eve of the bout.

MCA Annual Cricket ‘Sixes’ on 5 & 6 August  👤2320

2017-07-28 14:42:00

Mercantile Cricket Association (MCA) will conduct their annual Open Cricket 'Sixes' Tournament on 5 and 6 August at five different venues.

Campbell to face Linares for WBA title  👤2656

2017-07-28 11:36:22

Luke Campbell will challenge for a world title for the first time when he meets WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares in Los Angeles on 23 September.

Kids’ chance to understand golf  👤1837

2017-07-27 16:51:35

HSBC together with the Sri Lanka Golf Union will conduct the 'HSBC Future Lions' grass root golf programme from 1-5 August 2017. The programme is organized on the sidelines of the first ever HSBC International Junior Golf Championship between Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.



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