Dr. Milina Sumathipala passes away

Dr. Milina Sumathipala, Former President, All Ceylon Buddhist Congress, Philanthropists, Film Producer & Chairperson: Sri Lankan Business Conglomerate (Sumathi) passed away at the age of 81.  Funeral Arrangements will be notified. We are sending herewith her Photo, Biography, and Details for your easy reference. Would appreciate if you could publish the following news item on your publication. Contact for further clarifications: Ms. Nilushi Shiranthika – 0718742207

Lakmal four-for keeps South Africa to 267/6

Sri Lanka bowler Suranga Lakmal (L) celebrates the dismissal of South African batsman Hashim Amla (R) during the first day of the first cricket Test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka on December 26, 2016 at the Port Elizabeth stadium, South Africa.  / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Suranga Lakmal took four wickets and Rangana Herath chipped in with two to give Sri Lanka a slight advantage on the first day of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Monday (December 26). Lakmal took 4 for 62 in 23 overs, while Herath had 2 for 48 in 20 overs as South Africa reached 267 for 6 at the end of a day on which it failed to capitalise on a big opening partnership between Stephen Cook and Dean Elgar and a half-century from JP Duminy. Lakmal stopped the South African run by taking the first three wickets – of the openers and that of Hashim Amla – and later dismissed… Read More →

Rangana Herath in ICC Test XI: A cricketer’s dream to sit on the mountain top

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Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath named in an elite International Cricket Council (ICC) Test XI of the Year to be skippered by England’s Alistair Cook is cutti ng edge definition rocketing the 38-year old island nation’s spinner’s status quo in the international firmament. In a composition that sees four England players including Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes, and two Australians David Warner and Adam Voges followed by Kane Williamson of New Zealand and R. Ashwin of India picked by a 3-man panel comprising Test stalwarts Rahul Dravid, Gary Kirsten and Kumar Sangakkara, Indian captain Virat Kohli, the man who has been the batting sensation of 2016, is a notable omission. Cook has been bestowed the honour of captaining the… Read More →

Rangana Herath Makes it to the ICC Leaderboard, included in the ICC Test Team of the Year

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Sri Lanka’s very own Rangana Herath has been included in the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Test Team of the Year. The ICC Test and ODI teams were selected by Former Test stalwarts Rahul Dravid, Gary Kirsten and Kumar Sangakkara, who made the selection based on the players’ performances during the period 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016. Herath’s selection along with some of the best players in the world makes it a proud moment for Sri Lanka Cricket. England’s Alastair Cook has been named as captain of the ICC Test Team of the Year, which includes four Englishmen, three Australians, and a player each from New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Herath, currently ranked No. 3 in… Read More →

Sri Lanka take on India at the Finals of Youth Asia Cup 2016 Sri Lanka

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The final match of the ACC Youth Asia Cup 2016 Sri Lanka is scheduled to get underway tomorrow at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The Day/Night match will be played between India and Sri Lanka as the two top teams in the tournament exert their maximum skills to emerge as the triumphant winner of the ACC Youth Asia Cup 2016. The matches leading up to the final day have been hard fought, with spectators being treated to some engaging cricketing moments since the tournament began. The Sri Lanka Cricket Team consists of Kamindu Mendis (Captain), Ashen Bandara, Ravindu Sanjana, Hareen Buddhila, Jehan Daniel, Revan Kelly, Hasitha Boyagoda, Thisaru Rashmika Dilshan, Praveen Jayawickrema, Vishva Chathuranga, Lasith Croospulle, Wanitha Wanninayake, Thilan… Read More →

සතියේ ක්‍රිකට් පුවත් – 22/12/2016

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සමග තරග වදින දකුණු අප්‍රිකා කණ්ඩායම දෙසැම්බර් මස 26 වැනිදා ආරම්භවන ශ්‍රී ලංකා දකුණු අප්‍රිකා ටෙස්ට් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ ප්‍රථම හා දෙවන ටෙස්ට් තරග දෙකට සහභාගි වන දකුණු අප්‍රිකා කණ්ඩායමට ඔවුනගේ වේගවත්ම පන්දුයවන්නන් දෙදෙනා වන මොනී මෝකල් සහ ඩේල් ස්ටේන් ආබාධ මත සහභාගි නොවෙති.  මොවුන් දෙදෙනා ලොව වත්මන් වේගවත්ම පන්දු යවන්නන් දෙදෙනෙකි.  මීට අමතරව පසුගියදා ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාව සමග තරග වැදුණු දකුණු අප්‍රිකා කණ්ඩායමේ රිලී රොසොව් සහ තබ්රිස් සම්සි ද කණ්ඩායමට අයත් නොවේ. තෙවන ටෙස්ට් තරගයට සහභාගි වන දකුණු අප්‍රිකා කණ්ඩායම පසුව නම් කෙරේ.  දකුණු අප්‍රිකා කණ්ඩායමට නායකත්වය දෙන්නේ ෆෆ් ඩු ප්ලෙසිස් ය. ක්‍රීඩකයන් 13 කගෙන් සමන්විත දකුණු අප්‍රිකා සංචිතය – ෆෆ් ඩු ප්ලෙසිස් (නායක), කේල් ඇබට්, හසීම් අම්ලා, ටෙම්බා බවුමා, ස්ටීවන් කොන්, කෙයුනිස් බ්‍රයන්, කුයින්ට ඩි කොක්, ජේ. පී. ඩුමනි,… Read More →

Rangana Herath named in ICC Test team of the year

ICC Test Team of the Year 2016

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year. Former Test stalwarts Rahul Dravid, Gary Kirsten and Kumar Sangakkara selected the sides based on players’ performances in the period from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016. England’s Alastair Cook has been named as captain of the ICC Test Team of the Year, which includes four Englishmen, three Australians, and a player each from New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and South Africa. This is the third time Cook has been appointed captain of the Test side, while it the eighth time in nine years that Dale Steyn has been selected. Joe Root, David Warner and Kane Williamson have been chosen for the third successive… Read More →

ආසියානු තරුණ ක්‍රිකට් ජවය උද්ධීපනය කරමු

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ආසියානු ක්‍රිකට් කවුන්සලයේ මෙහෙයවීමෙන් ප්‍රථම වතාවට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දී සංවිධානය කරන ලද ආසියානු අවුරුදු 19න් පහළ ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලිය මෙරට සංවිධානය කිරීමෙන් පාසල් හා තරුණ ක්‍රීඩකයන්ගේ ක්‍රිකට් සංවර්ධනය ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුළ පමණක් නොව ආසියාව පුරාම ව්‍යාප්ත වන්නකි. දැනට අන්තර්ජාතික ක්‍රිකට් සමුළුවේ පූර්ණ සාමාජිකත්වය ලබා නොමැති මැලේසියාව, සිංගප්පුරුව, නේපාලය හා ඇෆ්ගනිස්ථානය වැනි රටවල්හි තරුණ ජවය ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාව දෙසට නැඹුරුවීමෙන් නිරන්තරයෙන් ම ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාව එම රටවල ප්‍රචලිත වී ඔවුන්ට ජගත් සමුළුවේ පූර්ණ සාමාජිකයෙකු වීමට උත්සාහ දරනු නියත ය. ආසියානු කුසලාන 19න් පහළ මූලික වටයේ දී නේපාලය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පරාජය වූයේ ලකුණකිනි.  ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පරාජය කිරීමට ද ඔවුන්ට අවස්ථා තිබිණි.  තරගාවලියට ඉදිරිපත්ව සිටී තවත් ප්‍රබලම කණ්ඩායමක් වන පාකිස්ථානය ඇෆ්ගනිස්ථානයට පරාජයවීමෙන් පාකිස්ථානයට අවසාන පූර්ව වටයට පවා සුදුසුකම් ලැබීමට අවස්ථාව නොලැබිණි.  ඇෆ්ගනිස්ථානය නේපාලය හා සිංගප්පුරුව හා… Read More →

Dialog National Cricket Awards 2016

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Women’s Cricket (Division II) – Best Batsman – Hansima Karunarathne (Navy SC) (Division II) – Best Bowler – Sudeepa Athukorala (Air Force SC) (Division II) – Best All Rounder – Priyani Adikari (Navy SC) (Division II) – Runners Up – Navy Sports Club (B) (Division II) – Winner – Air Force Sports Club (B) (Division I) – Best Batsman – Shashikala Siriwardena (Navy SC) (Division I) – Best Bowler – Oshadi Ranasinghe (Navy SC) (Division I) – Best All Rounder – Shashikala Siriwardena (Navy SC) (Division I) – Runners Up – Air Force Sports Club (Division I) – Winner – Navy Sports Club Under 23 Cricket (Division III) – Runners Up – Hambanthotha Cricket Club (Division III) – Winner –… Read More →

India hold aces in colorful Youth Asia Cup semis; Sri Lanka has slight edge over Bangladesh

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The colorful Youth Asia Cup being staged in Sri Lanka for the first time with eight teams from the Asian hemisphere quite an attraction decking the city of Colombo in an array of dainty national outfit, heads for what on the form book holds out to be two absorbing semi finals today Tuesday December 20. Indeed, Asian cricket has journeyed to Sri Lanka as the heartthrob capturing the pulse of youth of this 21 million populace. From reigning champions India to hosts Sri Lanka, Nepal and Malaysia in that order occupying the championship Group A points table to Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Singapore respectively in Group B, it has been the adrenaline generating game of cricket that has caught the… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket EGM – 18th December 2016

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At an Emergency General Meeting of the membership of Sri Lanka Cricket held on Sunday (18) at the SLC Headquarters in Colombo 7. At the said EGM which was attended by over 60 member clubs, the membership unanimously ratified the proposed changes to the constitution of SLC which was adopted in 2003. The membership also considered and adopted the Audited Financial Statements for the period ending December 31st 2015. The meeting was attended by representation from 61 of 83 member Associations and Clubs counting for a 73% turnout of the membership. Resolution No.1 which was unanimously adopted by the membership.

Dialog National Cricket Awards 2016 (2015)

The Dialog National Cricket Awards which recognizes the performances and achievement of players of the domestic tournaments of 2015/2016 season will be held at the Taj Samudra Colombo on Monday the 19th December 2016. Performances of the 2015/16 season which include the Premier League, the Premier Limited Over & T20 Tournaments, the Emerging League and T20 Tournaments, the P. Saravanamuttu Tournament, the Donovan Andree Tournament, the All Island Division III Daily News Trophy Tournament, the Under 23 Tournaments and the Women’s Tournaments will be awarded at the gala event that is to be held under the patronage of the Minister of Sport – Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara MP. The categories of awards to be handed out tomorrow include: 1.) Women’s Cricket… Read More →