The Sunday Leader

McCullum Commits To Kiwis

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will continue to represent his country in all formats of the game after agreeing to sign a new central contract. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will miss the side’s limited-overs series in South Africa and Zimbabwe but has committed himself to at least another year of international cricket. McCullum, 33, [...]

Spieth Reveals Emotional Finish

Golf Jordan Spieth has revealed his fluctuating emotions during the thrilling finish which saw him secure the US Open title and a second major in succession. Spieth began the final round at Chambers Bay in a four-way tie for the lead with Dustin Johnson, Branden Grace and Jason Day, but three-putted the opening hole before [...]

Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas Is ICC’s New President

Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas assumed the role of the ICC President on day three of the ICC Annual Conference week in Barbados. Zaheer began his one-year term and thanked the ICC Board and the Full Council for confirming his nomination. He said: “I feel truly honoured and humbled to be appointed as the President [...]

Warner Says Would Consider Mega Contract With Rebel League

David Warner says he would consider taking up a mega contract offer from a rebel cricket league, in line with the way many of Australia’s greats defected to Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket in the late 1970s. Media reports last month revealed Indian billionaire Subhash Chandra was, through his Essel Group empire, prepared to offer [...]

US Observers To Be Invited

Election observers from the United States are to be invited to Sri Lanka for the first time to observe the August 17 Parliament elections. Discussions are likely to be held with the National Democratic Institute and the Jimmy Carter Institute in the USA to invite observers for the election. Sri Lanka has in the past invited observers [...]

Constitutional Reform In Desperate Times

Desperate politicians in desperate situations make desperate statements. These are certainly desperate times with the threat of dissolution of parliament hanging over the heads of most parliamentarians. They are desperate particularly because they are not certain of the electoral system that will be deployed at the election of the next parliament. The statement of Sri [...]

Court Stops GMOA Polls

By Nirmala Kannangara The Mount Lavinia District Court on Friday issued an enjoining order preventing the holding of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) annual election that was to be held yesterday (Saturday June 27). The office of the GMOA expired on Friday. However, GMOA Election Committee Chairman Dr Manjula Gunathilake says that the former office bearers will [...]

More Democracy In Candidate Nominations

By Lionel Guruge In anticipation of formulating a civil society collective to assist in sustaining and developing good governance in Sri Lanka, the declaration made on the 12th of March (referred to as the March 12th Movement M12M campaign) proved to be a vital one. The stakeholders of this historical event included members of civil [...]

BBS To Contest Polls

By Ashanthi Warnasuriya The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) is preparing to contest the forthcoming general election, political sources revealed. Accordingly, the BBS is to enter active politics via a new political organisation named the Bodu Jana Peramua (BJP). Even though the BJP has neither a symbol nor an accepted manifesto, the BJP is expected to [...]

Strict Regulations During Polls

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says he will be writing to all the registered political parties seeking clarity on who will be contesting the August 17 Parliament elections. Deshapriya told reporters yesterday that the Department of Elections has been given the minimum number of days to prepare for the election. But he said the Department will prepare for [...]

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