Author Archive for Sports

Why Warner and Khawaja should be reviewed of their places after the fifth Test Match based on their performances.

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

By Dr M. R. Somasunderam. Warner and Khawaja are of the age where their respective performances as opening batsmen for Australia are of paramount importance. They cannot afford to be dropped and selected again to the national team based on their respective ages at thirty six years of age respectively. The Australian team has included […]

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රුසියානු බොක්සිං සම්මේලනයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ බොක්සිං ක්‍රීඩකයින්ට ජාත්‍යන්තර ඉසව්වලට සහභාගී වීමට පුහුණුව සහ මූල්‍ය ආධාර.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය. ජාත්‍යන්තර බොක්සිං සංගමයේ (IBA) සභාපති උමාර් ක්‍රෙම්ලෙව් මහතා 2023.07.18 දින  අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා හමුවිය. ජාත්‍යන්තර බොක්සිං සංගමයේ (IBA) සභාපතිවරයා  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ බොක්සිං සහ අනෙකුත් ක්‍රීඩා දියුණු කිරීමට අඛණ්ඩව ගන්නා උත්සාහයන් පිළිබඳව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයාට සහ ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශයට මෙහිදී ස්තූතිය පුද කළ අතර  රුසියානු බොක්සිං සම්මේලනය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ බොක්සිං ක්‍රීඩාව ප්‍රවර්ධනය කිරීමට […]

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English cricket “deep-rooted” in racism, sexism, and classism, report by ICEC finds

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

 Cricket News This is true not only of English Cricket but also of ICC.  Senaka Weeraratna is the inventor of DRS. Google and Wikipedia recognize him as there is no other challenger. ICC, however, is always in a state of denial when it comes to attributing due credit to the inventiveness of non-white authors.  […]

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Sunday, April 16th, 2023

Rohan Abeygunawardena Rugby is without doubt most popular team game among Sri Lankans, after cricket. This oval shaped ball game too was introduced by the British like Cricket and Tea in the mid nineteenth centaury. Rugby Football is a sport with an abundance of history, tradition and interesting episodes. To start with, a pupil at […]

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Warning Signs For Sri Lanka Cricket

Friday, March 31st, 2023

Top Spin By Sunny Yes the signs are quite visible that Sri Lanka may not make it to the next Cricket World Cup  which some  analyst and more perceptive observers see possible after the  latest loss against what could be termed a second string New Zealand team where the big names of Angelo Mathews, Kusal […]

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Sri Lanka struggles to qualify For The World Cup Where oh where has the glitter gone and what has happened to Sri Lanka Cricket?.

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Top Spin By Sunny Each day is a struggle for the players and a  heartache for the adoring fans who continue to hope for a sudden surge that will stabilize the ship and sustain the momentum needed to correct all ills  in a team floundering in a sea of uncertainty who once basked in the […]

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Cricket Justice: DRS is a Sri Lankan Achievement – Rename it WDRS (Weeraratna DRS)

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Courtesy In cricket as well as in a host of other sports a system known as the player referral is now being used. In cricket parlance it is called the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) or Decision Review System (DRS). Generally, all inventions carry the name of the founder. In the case of rain […]

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FIFA World Cup and One Love

Monday, January 9th, 2023

K . Venkat Once the FIFA World Cup started in Qatar, some of my virtue-signaling white friends went on an overdrive. Captains of a few European football teams had insisted on wearing the ‘One Love’ armband, ostensibly to express solidarity with homosexuals, whom Qatari laws persecute. The Qataris knew how to deal with this neo-aggression. […]

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රන් කුසලාන වොලිබෝල්

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

තිසර සමල් – එප්පාවල  උතුරු මැද පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාර මහීපාල හේරත් මහතාගේ සංකල්පයක් මත සියළු පුරවැසියන් යම් ක්‍රීඩාවක නිරත විය යුතු යැයි යන තේමාව යටතේ උතුරු මැද පළාත් සභාවේ ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශය සංවිධානය කළ පළාත් සභාවේ අන්තර් ආයතන වොලිබෝල් සැණකෙළිය දෙසැම්බර් 19-20 දෙදින පුරාවට උතුරු මැද පළාත් ගෘහස්ථ ක්‍රීඩාංගනයේදී පැවැත්විණි මෙය රන් කුසලාන” ක්‍රීඩා සැණකෙළිය වශයෙන් නම් […]

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SLT-Mobitel සබුද්ධි ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍ය සම්මාන උළෙලේ ජිවිතයේ දී එක්වරක් පමණක් පිරිනැමෙන ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍ය රන් සම්මානය විමලසේන පෙරේරාට… වසරේ ක්‍රීඩා රන් සම්මානය යුපුන් අබේකෝන්ට. වසරේ ශාස්ත්‍රීය ක්‍රීඩා කෘතිය මළල ක්‍රීඩාවේ වසර සියය.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

එස්. එල්. ටී. මොබිටෙල් සබුද්ධි සම්මාන උළෙල මෙරට පැවැත්වෙන එකම ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍ය සම්මාන උළෙල වන SLT-Mobitel සබුද්ධි ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍ය සම්මාන උළෙලේදී යෝගානන්ද විජේසුන්දර අනුස්මරණ  සබුද්ධි ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍ය රන් සම්මානය ආර්. ඒ. විමලසේන පෙරේරා මහතාට පිරිනැමිණ. ඒ ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍යයේ ප්‍රවර්ධනයට ලබා දුන් ක්‍රීඩාමය පෞරුෂ දායකත්වය වෙනුවෙනි. සම්මාන උළෙල දෙසැම්බර් (02) වැනිදා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශ ඩන්කන් වයිට් අනුස්මරණ ශාලාවේදී […]

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81st Madras-Colombo Rowing Regatta resumes after three-year hiatus

Saturday, November 26th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The 81st Madras-Colombo Rowing Regatta came was held today (November 26) at the Colombo Rowing Club. Considered to be the oldest boat race in the world between two cities in different countries, the event was inaugurated way back in 1898. The Madras Boat Club and the Colombo Rowing Club take turns in hosting […]

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How a Sri Lanka cricket star accused of raping date was trying to live a ‘playboy lifestyle’ …. without the talent to match – as he trades lavish Sydney hotel for prison cell

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

By CANDACE SUTTON and STEPHEN GIBBS FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA Courtesy MailOnline Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka charged over alleged sexual assault  Injured star was preparing to leave Sydney when arrested at team’s CBD hotel Gunathilaka has been moved to Parklea jail in western Sydney on remand 31-year-old arrested in luxury city hotel early on Sunday and handcuffed  […]

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Dasun Shanaka Great Captain and Sportsman – “Not only cricket, but other sports should also be on top”

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Kithsiri Senadeera    I have the highest regard for our Sri Lanka’s cricket captain Dasun Shanaka  not only because he lead a young team to win the T20 Asia  Cup under extremely difficult conditions, but the statement he made at the post-match press conference after winning the Asia Cup. Dasun Shanaka said “Not only Cricket, […]

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Do Not Let Born Again Mafia Creeps into Sri Lanka Cricket

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya. Politics should not be used to advance religions and vice versa.Similarly, avoid using sports to advance religions.It will lead to both the nation’s and sport’s demise.In fact, it should make illegal to make any religious gestures on a playing field. Sri Lanka Cricket should take a very serious look at the incident involving one […]

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Sri Lanka crowned Asian Netball Champions

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka beat Singapore to win the Asian Netball Championship and also qualify for the 2023 World Cup. Sri Lanka defeated Singapore 63 – 53 at the finals on Sunday (11) to become six-time Asian Netball Champions. Singapore were forced to settle for second at the Asian Netball Championship for a second straight […]

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Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to clinch sixth Asia Cup title

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka produced a dominant performance to defeat Pakistan by 23 runs in the 2022 Asia Cup final on Sunday.  Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71*) and Wanindu Hasaranga (3/27) were the stars of the night for Sri Lanka as they lifted a sixth continental title in Dubai.  Being invited to bat, the Sri Lankans posted […]

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Sri Lanka to allocate land for International Football stadium

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Sept 9 (NewsWire) – Minister of Tourism Harin Fernando has held discussions with the President of the Qatar Football Association Sheik Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Thani on building an International Football Stadium in Sri Lanka. Minister Fernando said the meeting with the Qatar Football Association President focused on promoting sports tourism. […]

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Gazette to be issued lifting ban on ‘Angampora’

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

By Rebecca Pavey Courtesy Ceylon Today   The Cabinet today (14) approved a proposal to issue a Gazette lifting the ban on ‘Angampora’ martial art, a traditional game that was banned under British rule. The relevant proposal was tabled by the Minister of Sports. A similar proposal to lift the ban imposed on the game […]

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මහින්ද – රිච්මන්ඩ් ආදරවන්තයින්ගේ සටනේදී වසර පනහක නොබිදි වාර්තාව සමරයි

Sunday, February 20th, 2022

මහින්ද විද්‍යාලය මහින්ද රිච්මන්ඩ් ආදරවන්තයින්ගේ සටනේදී එක් කී‍්‍රඩකයෙක් ලැබූ වැඩිම ලකුණු සංඛ්‍යාව වන ලකුණු 162ක් ලබා ගනිමින් පී.එච්.කේ.එච් රණසිංහ ලබාගත් වාර්තාව නොබිදී වසර පනහක් සම්පූර්ණවීම සෙනසුරාදා (19) දිනයේදී සමරනු ලැබුවේය. මහින්ද සමාජය විසින් පී.එච්.කේ.එච්. රණසිංහට ‘‘ලෙගසි ඔෆ් වික්ටරි’’ සම්මානය පිරිනමමින් වසර පනහක නොබිදි වාර්තාව වෙළද සේවා ක‍්‍රීඩා සමාජයේදී සමරනු ලැබුවේ, මහින්ද සමාජය විසින් ලබාදිය හැකි ඉහළම […]

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TV commentators ignite debate on DRS authorship

Friday, January 21st, 2022

By Bipin Dani The Sri Lankan lawyer Senaka Weeraratna, who has been running from pillar to post to be recognized as the author of the DRS (Decision Review System) was over the moon when, for the first time in the history of cricket commentating in Sri Lanka, Roshan Abeysinghe had said that there was […]

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අධිවේගී මාර්ගයේ පැවැත්වෙන පාපැදි ධාවන තරගාවලිය ලබන 14වැනිදා

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශය, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය. මධ්‍යම අධිවේගී මාර්ගයේ මීරිගම – කුරුණෑගල කොටස විවෘත කිරීමට පෙර දින (14) තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශය සහ මහා මාර්ග අමාත්‍යාංශය එක්ව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාපැදි සම්මේලනයේ පූර්ණ අධීක්ෂණය යටතේ කාණ්ඩ තුනකින් සමන්විත පාපැදි තරගාවලියක් පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු සංවිධානය කර තිබේ. රටේ සංවර්ධන ක්‍රියාවලියට […]

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Taliban Takeover Forces Afghanistan To Shift Home Series To Pakistan From Sri Lanka

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Outlook India The three-match series was supposed to start in Hambantota on September 3 but commercial flights have been suspended in Kabul The ODI series between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been moved to Pakistan from Sri Lanka due to logistical issues. (More Cricket News) The three-match series was supposed to start in Hambantota on […]

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Duckworth, Lewis and Senaka

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

by Rohan Abeygunawardena The World Cup semi-finals between England and South Africa in 1992 became a talking point of the cricket world due to an ‘unfair’ rain related rule that cost South Africa a spot in the finals of the World Cup. South Africa’s task of gathering 22 runs from 13 balls was reduced after […]

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Karunananda of Sri Lanka: The Courageous Loser Who Won Hearts at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Keiji Morita, staff reporter, The Sankei Shimbun Everyone shouted as if they were cheering for their own country’s athlete. Some of them watched him in awe with their eyes shining with tears. In 1964, an unknown Olympian from a foreign country took Japan’s breath away.  The Olympian became known in Japan as Uniform Number 67,” the […]

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Baseball-‘Best ball in the world’ gets mud bath, gloved treatment

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Paresh Dave Courtesy Reuters YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 30 (Reuters) – They hail from Sri Lanka, enjoy 30-second rubs in U.S. mud, get top-notch service in Japan because of the pandemic and are called the best in the world by Joe Ryan, an Olympian who played the game of his life on Friday. They are the […]

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‘Seemed like a university team vs school team match’: Fmr Pakistan cricketer slams SL team

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Pakistan cricketer and commentator Ramiz Raja analysed the first ODI between Sri Lanka and India, calling it a game between a university and a school team – where the Indians looked strong like university players who made the hosts struggle like school team cricketers. India vs Sri Lanka seemed like […]

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Rohan Abeygunawardena “These Sri Lankans are giving the Aussies a real hiding.” This was how Tony Greig described his favourite ‘’little Sri Lankans’’ when their captain Ranatunga’s six cleared the fence at World Cup 1996. Yes, 17th March 1996 was the ‘’Red Letter Day’’ of Sri Lanka cricket. Sri Lanka beat mighty Aussies at 1996 […]

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Woman swims from Sri Lanka to India across Palk Strait

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A 47-year-old Hyderabad-based woman Shyamala Goli became the world’s second female to swim across the 30-mile long Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka on Friday. She swam for 13 hours and 43 minutes from Talaimannar in Sri Lanka to Arichalmunai near Dhanushkodi in India. Her swimming journey began a few years ago […]

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Allegations of Bias in Cricket Selections

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Palitha Mapatuna  In the selection of teams to represent Sri Lanka in international cricket, one comes across allegations of bias in favour of a particular religion and/or cult. Circumstantial evidence may suggest substance in these allegations (see ‘Episode 273 Salakuna of Hiru News’).  In the light of these allegations, and to maintain public confidence, action seems necessary […]

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Root thanks England’s lone fan for devoted support

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Galle (Sri Lanka) (AFP) A lone England cricket fan who waited 10 months in Sri Lanka to watch his team play had unexpected phone call Monday from team captain Joe Root after they beat the hosts in the first Test. After winning the by seven wickets, Root telephoned Rob Lewis, who had been […]

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