Steve Smith heads home to prepare for SA tour

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The Australian captain Steve Smith has surprisingly decided to head home to prepare for the upcoming tour against South Africa when the One Day International series against Sri Lanka is in the balance with 3 matches to go.  Steve Smith was one of Australia’s positives in the Tests and the two ODI’s which concluded lately.  “I hate missing cricket, ...

Mahika Chandrasena reflects

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We all have our passions. They define us. We live with them so closely that despite those mundane choices life throws at us, they determine what we do and what we commit ourselves to. True, along the way we have to make decisions which don’t always conform to what we like, but those passions of ours survive even through them. ...

Super-fast Gajaba Super Cross this weekend

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One of the most popular events in the Sri Lankan motor racing calendar, Gajaba Super Cross will be held on the 28th of August 2016 at the Saliyapura Super Cross track at the Gajaba Regimental Headquarters, Anuradhapura. Initiated as a brainchild of late Major General WDGA Gunasekara in 1999, this will be the 15th occasion Gajaba Super cross will ...

Maxwell named in Australia T20I squad against Sri Lanka

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All-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been recalled to the national set-up for next month’s pair of Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka, just one month after he was axed from the One-Day International squad. Maxwell was overlooked for the five-match ODI series that sits at 1-1 following Sri Lanka’s 82-run win last night, but the Victorian was included as part of the ...

Nations Development Bank lads and lasses own the fifth day

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Photo Courtesy: Mercantile Basketball Association of Sri Lanka Photo Courtesy: Mercantile Basketball Association of Sri Lanka Photo Courtesy: Mercantile Basketball Association of Sri Lanka Three matches were played on the fifth day of the Mercantile Services Basketball which included two matches in the women`s category .Here is look at what happened. Hatton National Bank (Women) v Seylan Bank (Women) ...

National Development Bank lads and lasses own the fifth day

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Photo Courtesy: Mercantile Basketball Association of Sri Lanka Photo Courtesy: Mercantile Basketball Association of Sri Lanka Photo Courtesy: Mercantile Basketball Association of Sri Lanka Three matches were played on the fifth day of the Mercantile Services Basketball which included two matches in the women`s category .Here is look at what happened. Hatton National Bank (Women) v Seylan Bank (Women) ...

Subandrio & Nishan Lee Have A New EP Dropping

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On the 12 of September thru Juicebox Records.  While there are no teasers out just yet, know that this is a collaborative 3-track EP titled ‘The Basement’. More details when we get em, for now enjoy this remix they both worked on not too long ago.

Daffy Maestro : Some Must Die

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Hot off Daffy Maestro / SMPRSN’s PC comes this amalgamation of curiously dark, idm intertwined with classic movie chops. It makes for a really really good listen..check it out Sri Lanka.  Some must die by SMPRSN

Sachi Ediriweera On The YES Home Grown Top 15

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Its not every day that you get to have an uber talented Lankan responsible for some neat short movies and a brilliant (sold out) comic – Lionborn checking into the studio of YES101. Tune in today at 7.

All Blacks to pit untried centre against Wallabies

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Centre Anton Lienert-Brown will make his debut for New Zealand on Saturday as injuries force multiple changes for the second Rugby Championship Test against Australia in Wellington. After the All Blacks’ 42-8 decimation of the Wallabies in Sydney last weekend, coach Steve Hansen is expecting a “physical and high-intensity” response from the Australians. Despite the challenge ahead, he sprung a ...

Indo-Lanka Relations: reality and hallucination

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A lot is often made of alleged historical ties between India and Sri Lanka. Too much and too often, perhaps. ‘Historical Ties’ is an oft used sweetener to help one party force unpalatables down the throats of another party, typically by the stronger on the weaker. It is not for nothing that democracy has been described as the opportunity for ...

Windies, India enter new world in United States

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West Indies face India in two Twenty20 internationals in Florida at the weekend in a litmus test for both cricket’s future in the US and Carlos Brathwaite’s credentials as Caribbean skipper. After India cruised to victory in the Test series and in the aftermath of the Caribbean squad’s latest round of blood-letting, the sides head for the sport’s newest outpost, ...

Dizzy Roy sets up England win over Pakistan

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Jason Roy overcame a dizzy spell to lead England’s charge to a 44-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-marred first one-day international against Pakistan in Southampton on Wednesday. Surrey opener Roy’s quickfire 65 fired England towards an initial victory target of 261 after Pakistan had made 260 for six, captain Azhar Ali top-scoring with 82. But following a ...

Cara Paling Mudah Mencegah Rambut Rontok Secara Alami

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Cara Mudah Mencegah Rambut Rontok Secara Alami - Mencegah rambut rontok bisa dilakukan apabila anda tahu penyebab pastinya seperti apa, karena apabila belum mengetahui secara pasti faktor penyebabnya namun nekat melakukan treatment maka hasilnya kurang maksimal. Misalnya rambut rontok karena stress berkepanjangan, tidak akan bisa diatasi dengan pemberian vitamin karena hasilnya tidak banyak berpengaruh.Rambut merupakan mahkota bagi tiap-tiap manusia, khususnya ...

The Second four day match ends in a tame draw

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Even after two dominant performances by SA Emerging team and SL Emerging team, the second and final four day match ended in a tame draw at Pretoria today. The Lankans resumed play at 467 for 7 today with Anuk Fernando unbeaten on 32 and Akila Dananjaya yet to score. Anuk carried on and reached a credible half century but on ...

Super 8’s postponed; FFSL in a dilemma

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In a sensational turn of events the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) found themselves in a quandary, after they had to postpone the start of the Super 8 stage of the Dialog Champions League 2016 with three days left for the grand opener. The statement from the FFSL, which was released today (Wednesday 24th Aug) evening read; “Please be ...

Warner captain as Smith withdrawn

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Steve Smith will leave Sri Lanka early to focus on South Africa tour with David Warner to take over the one-day and T20 captaincy. Steve Smith is to leave Sri Lanka early and return to Australia to rest up for the upcoming series against South Africa, with David Warner to take over captaincy of Australia’s one-day and T20 teams ...

Five

Notes On Mirrors
C and I celebrate another milestone today – half a decade since we got married. I am excited and also a bit in awe that we made it this far. 5 years later, C still elicits the warm and fuzzies. With his dopey grin and perennially sunny nature, he is a lumbering tower of optimism and complements my comparatively safe ...

Sri Lanka fight-back to level series 1-1

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Chasing 289, the Aussies lost their way to spin as the Sri Lankan bowlers tightened things up to level the 5-match series 1-1 at the R Premadasa Stadium this evening. Matthew Wade fought back brilliantly but failed to take Australia home, losing partners from the other end at regular intervals.  Batting first, the change in Dilshan’s opening partner didn’t ...