The Sunday Leader

The Night Of The Underdog?


HEART and head will hold two different views on how this League season’s most critical encounter might end tonight. It is one of sport’s truisms that everybody loves an underdog; so hearts will say the lesser-fancied Havelock SC would overcome many-times champions, Kandy SC. But heads, dictated by facts and averse to emotions, will say [...]

With A National Pool, Why Trials For Boxing?


THERE wasn’t much hope that one of Sri Lanka’s two men’s boxers might bring home an Asian Games medal from Incheon; so the duo’s failure was no cause for disappointment – more so as other athletes in the country’s 80-strong contingent hadn’t fared any better, except of course, the cricketers who won gold. Only some [...]

Aluthgamage wants probe on match fixing allegations


  Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage wants Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to probe the match-fixing allegations, involving Sri Lanka, by British journalist Ed Hawkins in his recent book. The ministry spokesman Harsha B Abeykoon said that Aluthgamage wants the media stories probed and reported to him. However, the SLC chief executive officer Ajith Jayasekera said that [...]

Centurion Dilshan sinks Kiwis for ODI series win


  Tillakaratne Dilshan made a sparkling 102, his 14th One-Day International hundred, and put on 127 for the unfinished fourth wicket stand with Angelo Mathews as Sri Lanka overpowered New Zealand by seven wickets in the third One-Day International in Pallekele on Tuesday (November 6). Sri Lanka, who were set a revised target of 197 [...]

Sri Lanka win via D/L method


  Rain played spoilsport for the 3rd time during New Zealand’s tour of Sri Lanka, but this time the match yielded a result as Sri Lanka, chasing New Zealand’s score of 250 got to 118/3 in the 23rd over before heavy rains settled in and no further play was possible, won the game by 14 [...]

ICC approves day night Test cricket


  The International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved day/night Test cricket as part of new playing conditions for Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) which will take effect with the series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand this month. The amendments have been approved by the ICC Board following proposals made by the ICC Cricket [...]

Sri Lanka pumped up for Asian Rugby Sevens

Radika Hettiarachchi, Saliya Kumara, Nigal Ratwatte, Chula Susanth, Srinath Sooriyabandara (Vice Captain) and Fazil Marija (Captain) a

By Easwaran Rutnam Pic by Dennis Muthuthanthri The Sri Lanka rugby sevens national team is pumped up for the Asian Rugby Sevens tournament in Singapore this week and are hopeful of pulling off a surprise to qualify for the 2013 Rugby World Cup in Moscow. Sri Lanka coach Ben Gollins, speaking to The Sunday Leader [...]

Sanga: I Would Have Loved The Experience Of A Five-Test Series


Richard Browne in conversationwith Kumar Sangakkara Q: Given the prestige attached to World Cup victories, does Test cricket suffer for the absence of that ultimate pinnacle (excluding the Ashes of course). Is the World Test championship the only answer, or is that a flawed concept in itself? A: No and no. Putting it back has [...]

Gold Medallist Mahé Drysdale Auctions Winning Jersey In Colombo For Charity

Drysdale about to part with his winning  jersey and Drysdale with the children at the Dream Center

Gold Medallist at the 2012 Olympics and five-time Rowing World Champion Mahé Drysdale auctioned his Olympic Jersey in Colombo in a bid to raise funds for Children affected by Cerebral Palsy. The sporting idol who is in the island on an invitation by t-sips, raised Rs. 2.35m for the Cerebral Palsy Lankan Foundation (CPLF) by [...]

Joes Banking OnExperience This Season

St. Joseph’s College First XI cricket pool for 2012/13 season:
Sachin Hewawasam (captain), Aravindh Fernando (vice captain), Sadeera  Samarawickrema, Priyamal Perera, Dylan Fernandopulle, Yashan Samarasinghe, Pathum Madushanka, Fabian Fernando, Damith Weerasinghe, Kushan Weerakkody, Rajindu Rodrigo, Muditha Weerasinghe, Duran de Alwis, Nirvana Abeysekera, Trishan Thanuja, Shehan Perera, Stephan Anandappa, Shammi Seneviratne, Aravinda Akuragoda, Hasindra Perera, Suren de Silva, Brian Praneeth, Kalpa Ravihara, Vinura Mendis, Glenard
Leon, Kevin Cortling, Sandaruwan Rodrigo, Vimukthi Peiris, Tashan Perera, Kesara Kumarapperuma, Avishka Fernando.
Coach: Janaka Deegodagamage, Assistant coach: Kapila Manohara, 
Master in Charge: Prasantha Ranaweera, Prefect of Games: Rev Fr. Samitha Rangana

School Cricket Season 2012/13 – St Joseph’s College St. Joseph’s College with a star studded batting line up are hoping to remain unbeaten and finish among the top five teams in the current inter school under 19 cricket season. This year they have retained the services of some of their more senior players and with [...]

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