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Sports Court permits drug cheats to compete at Olympics
The rules of sport must conform to common law, but as a coach of athletes who've been ripped off by drug cheats the return of Dwain Chambers is an insult to every athlete who ever played by the rules.
2012-05-02 19:50:28
Athletics-Official Website for Asian Junior Athletics launched
The official web, logo, mascot, Sri Lanka team kit and the official theme song of the 15th Asian Junior Asian Athletic Championships were launched at a ceremony held at the Independence Square last evening.
2012-05-28 23:43:17
Athlectics-Two more medals for Sri Lanka at AJAC2012
yesterday. The lad from Ranabima Royal College, Peradeniya, proved that he is ready to go places, giving the best run of his life at yesterday’s final to win the bronze medal
2012-06-11 20:07:53
Other-Usain Bolt wins BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt cemented his status as a true legend of track and field by claiming a second Olympic treble gold medal haul at the London Games.
2012-12-17 07:49:38
Athletcis-Seventeen new meet records at Junior Athletics Nationals
Four new meet records were added to the books on the final day as record holders D M Milantha Dissanayake of Sri Lanka Army and W P E R Dulakshi of Sri Lanka Air Force were named most outstanding boys’ and girls’ athletes in the under-23 age category respectively at the conclusion of the Junior National Athletics Championships worked off at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama, Homagama last evening.
2013-05-20 07:33:20
Glasgow 2014: Usain Bolt eases Jamaica into 4x100m relay final.
USAIN Bolt ended a week of controversy and speculation by finally making his Commonwealth Games debut at a packed Hampden Park on Friday night.
2014-08-02 03:25:47
Sugath wants the glory days back again
That is to bring back the glory days of athletics or even a step further and create a base that would last for many years to come as the former sprinter turns a new chapter in sports as an administrator – as the President of the Athletic Association of Sri Lanka (AASL).
2015-04-26 13:17:45
Hemasiri says now the minister is flexible
“It is a good sign that Minister Dissanayake decided to take a step forward with the intention of finding a permanent solution to the woes faced by Sri Lanka. Officials of certain associations and federations are keener on changing the clause that limits tenures to a limited number of years. But as the NOC we want to change these 10 clauses and the committee appointed is committed to do so,” stressed Fernando.
2015-05-10 23:16:10
New Athletics President promises to deliver the goods
The newly elected Athletic Association president Sugath Tillekeratne expressed his utmost confidence that he could deliver the goods. with the support of the others, namely the Ministry Of Sports and the National Olympic Committee’ Tillekeratne sees bright future for athletics in Sri Lanka.
2015-05-17 12:22:15
Past athletes to do a special lap
The inaugural meeting was attended by De Silva, who is the founder General Secretary, former top athletes A.S.M. Khan, Wimalasena Perera, Janendra Fernando, Prince Barthelot, Surangani Wijendra, N.G. Wimaladasa, Mallika Sarathchandra, P.N.L. Gunawardana, Dilema Peterson, K.S. Srinath and Shanthi de Abrew.
2015-09-07 03:50:58
Sumedha, Indunil and Nilani clinch Gold for Sri Lanka
Ranasinghe won the first Gold medal for Sri Lanka with a 75.19m throw in the men's Javelin throw finals. Herath who is normally an 800m runner, took part in the 1500m where he won the Gold medal with a time of 3 minutes 58.57 seconds.
2015-09-07 03:55:30
If there were no temples sports would be doomed
“Sports are no longer the domain of the Sports Ministry. It is now in the hands of Buddhist priests.” This is the view of former swimming star Julian Boling. The reason for this is that when outstation athletes come to Sri Lanka, the well-to-do reside in hotels. The others have to rely to Buddhist priests for accommodation.
2016-01-17 16:59:43
69 athletes and 20 officials in SL contingent for the South Asian Games
Throughout its history athletics has been the sport which has won the most number of medals for Sri Lanka, including more than 50% of SAG Gold medals, and they will look to maintain that record further. But the much improved Indians are expected to give tough competition ever since they started using modern techniques and expert foreign consultants to coach their athletes.
2016-01-24 23:12:38
Anil Prasanna sets new Asian record
He renewed his own record set in the Men's T42 200m Finals at the IPC Athletics World Championship (Para) held in Doha Qatar last year.
2016-01-24 23:14:32
Coach Chaminda Perera predicts a bright future for athlete Eshan
Sri Lanka returned triumphantly from the South Asian Games, recording the best medals tally ever at the event’s history. Notable among the medalist was sprinter Himasha Eshan, who broke the Sri Lanka record in the 100metres that stood for 17 years. In the process he also shattered the SAG record. Himasha Eshan was coached by Chaminda Perera who also coached the winner of the 200metres gold medal Vinoth Suranjaya.
2016-02-22 02:02:48
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Should Dilshan have continued until Cricket World Cup 2019?

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“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

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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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