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Thehan, Savini win singles titles

Thehan, Savini win singles titles

Champions in the Clay Court Nationals were crowned yesterday at the SLTA Tennis courts with high school students Thehan Wijemanne of Royal College and Savini Jayasuriya of Gateway College taking the Men’s and Women’s Open Singles titles respectively. Both Thehan and Savini had to pull out all the tricks out of their bags to come [...]

Paralympians aiming for glory at Tokyo Games

Paralympians aiming for glory at Tokyo Games

Para-athletes are on the cusp of bringing glory to Sri Lanka at the Tokyo Paralympic Games to be held from August 24 to September 5. In the history of Paralympic Games, Sri Lanka has won two bronze medals. They are at the 2012 London Paralympics through Pradeep Sanjaya in the T-46 400metre event and at [...]

Spin Soldiers gun down floppy Airmen

Spin Soldiers gun  down floppy Airmen

Army spinners Matheesh Theekshana (4/40), Dushan Vimukthi (3/19) and Seekkuge Prasanna (3/11) spun a web around Airmen to record an easy 8-wicket win in their Major Club Limited Over match played at Panagoda yesterday. The trio ran through the Air Force batting order ferociously to bowl the visitors out for a meagre 110 in 32 [...]

Royal, Richmond record fourth successive wins

Royal, Richmond record fourth  successive wins

Isiwara Dissanayake hit an unbeaten 107 as Royal College beat Wesley College by 65 runs in an Under-19 Inter-School Limited Over cricket match concluded at Reid Avenue yesterday. This was Royal’s fourth successive win. Isiwara who had eight boundaries and a six in his 147 ball innings involved in three crucial partnerships to propel their [...]

Versatile sportsman Ranjit David no more

Versatile sportsman Ranjit David no more

Versatile sportsman Angelo Joseph Ranjit David, better known as Ranjit David, passed away at the age of 78, weeks after celebrating his birthday which fell on March 10. A former national cap in basketball, David was also equally talented in cricket and football, though he was widely popular among all sports circuits for his immense [...]

Trinity edge out Royal

Trinity edge  out Royal

The old boys of Trinity College defeated Old Royalists to win the G.C. Wickremesinghe Challenge Trophy at the Victoria Golf and Country Resorts yesterday. Trinity won six while Royal won three of them with one game ending in a tie. Trinity lead the series 3-2. The inaugural events in 2016 and 2017 were won by [...]

Negombo shooters dominate NSSF Trap Open

Negombo shooters dominate NSSF Trap Open

Negombo Rifle Shooting Club (NRC) dominated the NSSF Trap Open Championship 2021 as Rishan Dias accumulated 34 points in the final round to clinch the overall championship of the three-day competition held at the Clay Target Shooting Club of Colombo’s Shotgun Range in Payagala, Kalutara. Dias’ team mates Muditha Samaranayake and Ambrith Samaranayake won the [...]

Returning to Sports Injury Free – Post Covid-19

Returning to Sports Injury Free – Post Covid-19

After an entire year’s worth of sports having been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, getting back into the game can be a challenging process for athletes, coaches and parents. Sometimes, athletes, parents and coaches might feel the pressure to double down and speed up the pace of getting back [...]

‘Just Call me Dennis’ launched

‘Just Call me  Dennis’ launched

‘Just Call me Dennis’, a biography of a living sports legend penned by Nilanga Jayawickrema, was launched at the Burgher Recreation Club amongst an august gathering. It was a memorable sight to see sports hallmarks of yesteryear gathered to reminisce the glory days. The book, a retrospective of hockey in Sri Lanka, is a first [...]

Second test ends in tame finish as Windies, Sri Lanka draw series

Second test ends in tame finish as Windies, Sri Lanka draw series

NORTH SOUND REUTERS: West Indies and Sri Lanka settled for a tame draw in the second test after they both fell short of their respective last day targets on Friday. Sri Lanka were 193-2 when the two captains agreed to end the game one hour before the scheduled close on the last day, still 184 [...]

Pavan shines in drawn game at Thurstan

Pavan Ratnayake was the cynosure of all eyes in Mahanama’s drawn game against Thurstan College at Thurstan ground yesterday. Pavan who cracked a brilliant century (104) in the first innings, also made a half century in the second innings (75) as Mahanama reached 227 for the loss of nine wickets. Mahanama Colombo 228 (Pavan Ratnayake [...]

MBSL upbeat after successful Masters’ tourney

MBSL upbeat after  successful Masters’ tourney

The Master’s Basketball Sri Lanka (MBSL) is in an upbeat mode to conduct its future competitions and training programmes, after it successfully conducted the Masters’ Basketball League last week. The observation comes after the three-day tournament concluded as MBSL planned, following their comeback effort to bring back basketball activities alive as commented by its President [...]

A stalemate Test series with many pros

A stalemate Test series with many pros

Test cricket is the pinnacle of the game. To be successful in Test cricket a team needs to sustain the pressure until the final ball. In recent times the national cricket team has struggled for consistency in the longest format. Leading in to the Test series in the Caribbean, their form in the format has [...]

Sri Lankan Yevan places 15th among Top 80 drivers of the world

Sri Lankan Yevan places 15th among Top 80 drivers of the world

Yevan Ranasinghe David, competing at the 3rd Round of the WSK Super Masters Series held at the world famous Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy finished 15th overall from 80 of the best junior drivers in the world. To achieve this feat in only his fourth race in Europe is unprecedented. He has also consistently [...]

Minister of Sports gift Milo campaign winners with bicycles to encourage a fitter, active lifestyle

Minister of Sports gift  Milo campaign winners with bicycles to encourage a fitter, active lifestyle

Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, the Minister of Sports, gifted the Milo campaign winners with bicycles at a special event, in support of the brand’s campaign to help children stay physically active. The Minister recently launched a National Cycling Sunday, and strongly believes cycling is a great way to spend time outdoors and get some exercise. Milo’s [...]

Chameera and Ishara emerge winners

Chameera and Ishara emerge winners

Favourites Chameera Ginige of Sri Jayewardenepura University and Ishara Madurangi of Sri Lanka Ports Authority annexed the Dhanasiri Amaratunga Challenge Trophy after claiming the Men’s and Women’s titles respectively at the Chameera Ginige, became the only paddler of the tournament to play three crucial matches of full fice sets, but as in the semi-final and [...]

Arundi Beminiwatta of Minneriya Primary wins overall title

Arundi Beminiwatta of Minneriya Primary wins overall title

Arundi Beminiwatte of Minneriya Primary School, won the title of the CFSL Online Youth? Under-10 Girls Chess Championship 2021 scoring 6? points out of 7 games convincingly. Arundi, who was unbeaten throughout, only conceded a draw in the fifth round to Senulya Weerarathne and scored two full points against Mihindi Ariyasinghe and Sasmi Sithiumsa. Arundi [...]

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