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Former Havelocks players celebrate centenary in Melbourne

Over 250 former players, their families, supporters, friends and interstate guests of the Havelocks Sports Club celebrated a century of service to sport with a dance held at the Valguarnera Social Club, Clayton, in greater Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1915, the Havelocks Rugby Club is the oldest rugby sports club in Sri Lanka and the [...]

UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya is making the victory mark while having a discussion with JHU General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka at the launch of the UNP election manifesto last week. Picture by Thusitha Kumara

Mauled Lions play for Pride

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 5th ODI – Hambantota Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka has been a real wake up call for Sri Lanka’s cricket. After losing the test series 2-1, the five-match one-day series has been another rude shock and Sri Lanka is faced with the ignominy of having already lost the series and effectively [...]

Opening test drawn as Rain has final Say

Bangladesh vs South Africa – Chittagong  The first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at Chittagong ended in a draw after rain washed out play for the second successive day on Saturday. The result was disappointing for everyone but it marked the first occasion that the two sides figured in a drawn game. Bangladesh had [...]

Gayle To Undergo Surgery For Injured Back

Chris Gayle has confirmed that he was going to undergo surgery to fix his long-standing back problem, and it would keep him out of cricket for “two to three months”. Gayle has been plagued with back problems for long, playing the 2015 World Cup through pain, even missing the group stage match against UAE during [...]

Duleep Mendis-Coached Oman Secure World T20 Spot

World T20 Qualifiers  Oman qualified for next year’s Twenty20 World Cup in India with a five-wicket victory over Namibia in Ireland. It will be the first time the Gulf country, coached by former Sri Lanka captain Duleep Mendis, have reached a major international tournament. Afghanistan beat Papua New Guinea by six wickets to claim the [...]

Billions Busted On RDA Office

By Nirmala Kannangara The former regime under Mahinda Rajapaksa had spent over 2.4 billion (Rs. 2,488,538,628.06) to construct a luxurious head office complex for the Road Development Authority (RDA) in Pelawatte. The RDA comes under the purview of the Highways Ministry and Mahinda Rajapaksa was the subject minister until the fall of his regime on [...]

TNA Seeks Self-determination For Tamils

By Easwaran Rutnam in Jaffna The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which was part of the Indo-Lanka Accord, is flawed as power is concentrated at the Center and its agent, the Governor. In its election manifesto released in Jaffna yesterday, the TNA said that the Tamil people are entitled to [...]

UNP To Present New Constitution – Ranil

The United National Party will pursue repealing the present 1978 Second Republican Constitution and replace it with a new constitution ensuring a consociational political model, Party Leader and United National Front for Good Governance Prime Ministerial Candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe, said in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Leader. “We will introduce a brand new Constitution, [...]

Enjoining Order Against Gymkhana Club AGM

By Nirmala Kannangara An enjoining order has been obtained to prevent the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Gymkhana Club of Colombo from taking place. Gymkhana Club Secretary, Prashantha Wimalasena, when contacted by The Sunday Leader, said that he had to get an injunction order to prevent the AGM from being held on Wednesday, July [...]

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