Awards were presented to all aspects of sports where former Sri Lanka cricketer and Captain Kumar Sangakkara won the award for the Sportsman of the Year. Athlete Nimali Liyanarachchi was selected as the Most Outstanding Sportswoman of the Year. Altogether 23 sportsmen, women, veteran officials from every field were presented with awards. The Sri Lanka Cricket team won the award for the Most Outstanding Team of the Year.
The rains which lashed the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama during the last few days did not deter the junior athletes from displaying their talents at the 54th Junior National Athletic Championships. Seventeen new records were established including a Sri Lanka record.
James Anderson claimed his second five-wicket haul in two days as England swept to an innings-and-88-run win over Sri Lanka in three days at Headingley.
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"It was quite an embarrassing defeat. It was pure poor batting and the execution. You have to be really skillful to bat against these guys, especially in these conditions. Anderson once again showed his class. Stuart Broad was brilliant as well. One or two of our guys needed to raise our hands and put up a good score, particularly in the first innings. We failed to do that in the first innings, and once again in the second innings, so that's a pretty obvious reason for our defeat." - Angelo Mathews
Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.
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