Sri Lanka announce squad for ODI’s in Dambulla

Daily Sports
The Sri Lankan selection panel led by Sanath Jayasuriya lately announced the official 16-man squad for the ODI’s in Dambulla and Pallekale.  Teenager Lahiru Kumara’s inclusion in place of Milinda Siriwardena was key as Sri Lanka opted to strengthen their fast bowling unit. Lahiru Kumara bowled beautifully in the recently concluded Sri Lanka U19 tour to England. Sri Lankan ...

Leadership under Seige

politicslk
Leadership is the single most important treasure in a society. Months ago, the video of a magnificent bird’s capture and torture went viral in social media when Otara Gunewardene made a public appeal to find the culprits to bring the full force of the law against them. Within days, police apprehended them with evidence. Weeks […]

Opportunity lost and found

Scientist/Artist: Experimenting, Reflecting, Creating
Opportunity lost opportunity. Whet can it possibly mean? What can it possibly add up to? Every day I was there I worked. I wrote. Intensively and intensely. I struggled with words, stumbled on words, did heavy lifting with words and word entities that pointed, reflected, advanced the ideas and experiences I encountered. Fought their way out of the dark thick ...

Vows

KITE DREAMS
We are vow creatures Seemingly kept in line By a pledge, or the remembrance Of one done long ago and we keep our Piece of the bargain, to love, to cherish To keep the hands clean When that saucy siren seemingly knocks on your door And keeping the hands dirty When she is down with the flu And you’re ...

Arsenal beat Watford 3-1 to ease pressure on Wenger

The Papare
A fine first half garnished by goals from Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a 3-1 win at Watford for their first Premier League victory of the season, easing the pressure on long-serving manager Arsene Wenger on Saturday. Under fire from fans demanding new signings before the transfer window closes on Wednesday, Wenger was given some breathing ...

Prince of Wales and St. Sebastian’s seal semi-final berths

The Papare
Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa and St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa booked their semi-final spots in the ongoing Singer U-15 Division 1 Cricket Tournament, courtesy of first innings wins over St. Joseph’s College, Colombo and Mahanama College, Colombo respectively. St. Thomas’ College is placed at a strong position at the end of the 1st day of the 3rd Quarter Final against ...

Justifying Sri Lanka’s reliance on spin

Daily Sports
We need to build our allrounders and fast bowlers. Spin alone is not enough to play in conditions like in England. If we are preparing for the next World Cup in England, spin alone won’t do. The Sri Lankan tactics against Australia came under criticism as former world cup winning captain and parliament minister Arjuna Ranatunga suggested that spin alone would not ...

England v Pakistan: Impressive hosts win second one-day international at Lord’s

The Papare
England produced another polished display to beat Pakistan at Lord’s and take a 2-0 lead in the one-day series. Having won easily at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday, England reduced the tourists to 2-3 courtesy of impressive new-ball spells from Mark Wood and Chris Woakes. Sarfraz Ahmed scored a superb 105 and Imad Wasim struck 63 not out to salvage ...

Sri Lanka bat first in Dilshan’s last ODI

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Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first in the third ODI match against Australia at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Dambulla, hosting day/night cricket for the first time since 2010 will be legendary batsman Tillakarathne Dilshan’s last ODI. Sri Lanka made no changes to their team from the second ODI while Australia made three changes ...

A Tort it is – Wassane Premaya – Weeks 54 & 55 review

Life As A Sri Lankan
Week – August 15th 2016 – August 26th 2016Howdy guysJ. So campus starts in a week’s time and I cannot wait till I get my hands on the new books. I came to Colombo and went stationary shopping and now everything is ready to goJ. Hope you guys are also doing well and are enjoying the August/Summer holidaysJ. Okay now ...

Pelicans & Comrades ease their way into Division I semi-finals

The Papare
Pelicans SC & Comrades SC booked their places in the 2016 Premier League Division I semi-finals winning with a 2-0 score line in their quarter final matches against St.Mary’s SC and Green Field SC respectively. Sanjeev’s double guides Pelicans Shanmugaraja Sanjeev scored twice in the first half as Pelicans SC defeated St.Mary’s SC 2-0 at the Maliyadeva College grounds.   ...

Sri Lanka U18s eye glory after perfect start to Asian Schools’ 7s

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The Junior Tuskers won three out of three games today at the Asian Schools’ U18 rugby sevens tournament in Chinese Taipei. Sri Lanka will play the hosts and Philippines tomorrow morning. Sri Lanka 49 – 00 UAE In the first game of the day Sri Lanka ran riot against the UAE for a comfortable 49 – 00 victory. Captain Naveen ...