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A tribute to Daya Jayasundera
Daya donned the Police jersey for ten years from 1968 to 1978. He played for Sri Lanka from 1970 to 1977. Having joined the police in 1968 Daya played under Sivendran in the team that saw Police being promoted to “A” division rugby.
2012-01-10 14:49:27
The secret hand behind the Cricket Board elections
Yet, it was no secret – the Sri Lanka Cricket which was under the rule of an ‘Interim Committee’ for seven long years (If the queen permits that idiom) finally got down to the business of electing members to the beleaguered sports body at the behest of the ICC.
2012-01-10 08:56:15
Have Money, Will Play A Div. Rugby
But there are dangers: the dire financial situation can well tempt the Union into making shortsighted deals that can, potentially, have harmful consequences in seasons ahead.
2012-01-10 14:32:45
Amila Nuwan the latest success in Sri Lanka boxing
Amila’s rise has been due to the efforts put in by the ardent boxing supporter Dian Gomes who could be deemed as the man behind the revival of boxing in Sri Lanka in the recent past.
2012-01-10 14:42:14
Will the one-day series end Dilshan’s reign?
He is under terrific pressure walking in, shown by the big hand he gets by his adoring fans, when he puts bat to ball. Will this be the Test match he has been waiting for?
2012-01-16 22:54:11
Preparing Sri Lanka for tourist boom…..
Golf has long been considered a rich man’s game in Sri Lanka, though Golf is an essential sport for development and progress established in developed nations of the world. Therefore ‘golf’ access to Sri Lanka is the road for tourism, success, progress and nation building for Sri Lanka to reach ‘developed nations’ status in the not too distant future. The value addition from Golf is a multiple ingredient for ‘THE MIRACLE OF ASIA’.
2012-01-16 23:01:14
Sri Lankan cricket on the move in 2012
The Sri Lankan national cricket team and its management have undergone some major overhauls since their recently concluded tour of South Africa, where they lost by a margin of 2-1 in the Test matches and then fell to a 3-2 defeat in the ODI series, where they fared much better, losing the third ODI by just four runs thanks to the Duckworth/Lewis method and then won the final two ODIs.
2012-01-31 19:22:18
Drama of sports is designed for conflict’
Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka, who recently won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), came down for the Kolkata Literary Meet 2012.
2012-02-05 19:28:04
Kumar questions priorities
SRI Lanka stalwart Kumar Sangakkara has lampooned players taking tri-series sabbaticals then making a beeline for lucrative India Premier League pastures.
2012-02-13 19:19:28
India-Sri Lanka tri-series thriller ends in a tie
A determined half-century show by skipper MS Dhoni denied Sri Lanka their maiden win in the tri-series as the fifth ODI of the tournament ended in a dramatic tie at Adelaide on Tuesday.
2012-02-14 04:47:00
Jaden, Sajaad stamp EZY Racing’s dominance
EZY Racing, Sri Lanka's foremost motor racing team went on to complete one of the strongest weekends they have had in the recent past, when they dominated the races in the Pannala Circuit,
2012-02-15 04:43:03
‘Ranil Abeynaike, a great man’
It is with deep regret, that I pen these few lines on my good friend, Internationally reputed cricket commentator par excellence Ranil Abeynaike, who passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the age of 57, from a heart attack.
2012-02-22 19:09:18
Was there politics in Sri Lankan cricket team's defeat?
When Sri Lanka lost to Bangladesh in the Asia Cup on Tuesday, was the defeat due to poor performance on the field or was there more than that meets the eye? Sri Lanka, one of the world's cricketing powerhouses, fell to Bangladesh by five wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday night
2012-03-21 20:13:06
Sri Lanka favourites for A5N promotion will meet Singapore today
Sri Lanka, then, that they recently made the significant investment of bringing in former England hooker Phil Greening as coach on a two-year contract. As the side narrowly relegated from the Top 5 last year, and the Asian nation with the oldest rugby tradition
2012-04-17 19:56:55
Birthday boy Tendulkar, 39, urged to carry on
Batting great Sachin Tendulkar turned 39 on Tuesday with an impassioned plea from his childhood coach to carry on playing cricket for India since he is “far from finished”.
2012-04-24 19:34:25
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Should Dilshan have continued until Cricket World Cup 2019?

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THE DAY'S QUOTE

“That was pathetic. No excuse at all. The whole team is responsible. Whoever the captain is, we have to back him and try and support him. The captain has to do so many other stuff. All the 11 guys must back him and support him.” “We have addressed the issue of finishing off the overs on time in the past as well, but it cropped up again. It’s so unfortunate to see Upul going out as he is a crucial player in our set up. He batted well against South Africa and it’s so unfortunate. This can’t happen again,” - Angelo Mathews

FEEDBACK/COMMENTS

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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