The Sunday Leader

Tamim, Shakib Star As Bangladesh Crush Sri Lanka


ODI Series Bangladesh carried forward the momentum from their historic 100th Test win by making a rousing start to the three-match ODI series in Dambulla. Tamim Iqbal, with his eighth hundred, and Shakib Al Hasan fashioned their formidable score of 324 for 5 before a combined effort between the bowlers and fielders helped them shut [...]

Debutant Kuldeep Takes Four As Aussies Get 300

Kuldeep is mobbed by team mates after another dismissal

India vs Australia Fourth Test – Dharamsala The Australian camp would have heaved a sigh of relief the moment news came in that India skipper Virat Kohli had been ruled out of the deciding fourth Test of the series in Dharamsala on Saturday morning. But not many knew that his replacement Kuldeep Yadav would become [...]

Rain Spoils New Zealand’s Day


New Zealand vs South Africa Third Test – Hamilton Two sessions is often too little time to divine where a Test match would go and such was the case in the decider in Hamilton. New Zealand took the early lead when they took two wickets in the first three overs. South Africa would still have [...]

BORNEO 7s: A Lesson To Learn From The Women


TO compliment the Sri Lankan women’s historic Cup success at the Borneo Rugby Sevens last week, it would’ve been nice had our men too something to show from Borneo. As it transpired however, Danushka Ranjan’s men came back empty handed – banished from the top-tier Cup event at the quarterfinal stage, Sri Lanka conceded the [...]

Ferrari, Mercedes Gear For Fascinating Contest


Formula 1 – Australian GP Ferrari, who have not won a title in more than a decade, are hotly tipped to take the assault to Hamilton’s all-conquering Mercedes team this season, after an overhaul of the sport’s technical regulations coupled with an encouraging winter of testing for the famous Italian constructor. Mercedes have won 51 [...]

DFCC builds on long and rich history of encouraging sportsmanship

The team in action

Seven players selected to join the national basketball pool  With a rich history of encouraging sportsmanship, DFCC Bank hasenabled hundreds of employees from across its branch network to compete in various sports at both a mercantile and national level. Staying true to the Bank’s sporting traditions and legacy of excellence, seven staff members from DFCC [...]

Kamindu Mendis to lead Strong Lankan squad for Under 19 Tour


Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Junior National Selection committee on Friday named a 15-member squad led by Kamindu Mendis for the upcoming Sri Lanka U19 tour of Australia. Mendis from Richmond College, Galle, led the juniors to the final of the Youth Asia Cup in December, has been entrusted with the task once again. The tour [...]

Air Force Spoil Army’s Title Hopes With 3-2 Win


Football – Women’s Premier league Air Force gave Army’s title charge a big reality check and brought them down to earth handing them a 3-2 defeat in a key Premier League women’s division I clash worked off in the Ekala Air Force base grounds. Air Force came into the tie with a mountain to climb [...]

Lankan Swimmer Cherantha Makes Waves In Malaysian Championship


53rd Malaysia Open Swimming Championship  Sri Lanka’s newest swimming sensation, Cherantha de Silva hit the headlines in Malaysia recently when he clocked 02 minutes and 05.10 seconds in the Men’s 200metre Butterfly Stroke event to establish a new Sri Lanka record at the 53rd Milo/Pram Malaysia Open Swimming Championship held in Melaka from March 9 [...]

Former stars ready to take Sri Lanka Badminton to a whole new level

(L-R) Clarence Homer, Rohan de Silva, Nishantha Jayasinghe, Duminda Jayakody

A host of former badminton stars and renowned professionals will team in a bid to take Sri Lanka’s badminton to a whole new level at the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka badminton Association (SLBA) on March 24 in Colombo. The team, led by Rohan de Silva, has nominated former national player Nishantha [...]

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