The Sunday Leader

National Olympic Committee rejects allegations

A disgruntled group of some officials of a few National Sports Federations is responsible for recent one sided misinformation on the accountability of the  National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL). This group of persons in the face of certain defeat at the NOCSL elections scheduled for the 23rd February, has started a malicious campaign to [...]

Coach, Manager under fire as cricket in Sri Lanka continues nosedive

By Samantha Hewabandula The newly appointed coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket team and the Manager are under fire after Sri Lanka continued its nosedive in the game last week. Sources said that the coach and Manager have failed to work together to ensure the team selected for the ongoing tri-series in Bangladesh had the best [...]

FIFA World Cup trophy to arrive in Colombo

The fourth FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour is scheduled to arrive in the city of Colombo on 23rd January, giving Sri Lankan fans the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize. The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola began its historic journey from Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium (Russia) on 9th September 2017. The Russian leg [...]

Bangladesh plunged Sri Lanka to massive defeat

Fired by three half-centuries from their top batsmen, Bangladesh plunged Sri Lanka to a massive 163-run defeat and record their biggest victory in terms of runs in ODIs. The Tigers rode to a daunting 320 for 7 on three fifties from Tamim Iqbal (84), Shakib Al Hasan (67) and Mushfiqur Rahim (62) in the third [...]

Bedi says India wasted time playing Sri Lanka

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi is not at all surprised with the current team’s surrender in South Africa as he feels Virat Kohli’s men went into the series without serious preparation and “wasted time” playing against Sri Lanka. The 135-run defeat in Centurion on Wednesday ended India’s nine-series-winning Test run as South Africa took [...]

Jayantha and Nishantha tipped to contest for SLC top posts

By Samantha Hewabandula Jayantha Dharmadasa and Nishantha Ranatunga are expected to contest for the top posts of Sri Lanka Cricket in a bid to make a comeback to the administration. Sources close to both parties said that Dharmadasa and Ranatunga are likely to work together once again despite some differences in the past. Dharmadasa is expected [...]

Angelo Mathews appointed ODI, T-20 captain

Sri Lanka Cricket’s National Selection Panel has appointed Angelo Mathews as the White-Ball Captain of the National team on a long term basis. Mathews, who earlier led the team in all formats, agreed to once again lead the team in the white-ball format, following a request made by the SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala. “I invited [...]

Bodybuilder Lucion Pushparaj denies taking banned substance

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya   Sri Lankan bodybuilder Lucion Pushparaj denied allegations he had taken a banned substance to enhance his performance. Pushparaj told The Sunday Leader online that he was accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs by the Sri Lanka Body Building Federation. He accused the federation of attempting to tarnish his image and prevent him from taking [...]

Sri Lanka Cricket to go ahead with EGM

By Samantha Hewabandula The Sri Lanka Cricket board is to go ahead with the Extraordinary General Meeting set for today (Sunday) despite some opposition. The Extraordinary General Meeting is to be held at the SLC Headquarters in Colombo. The purposes of the meeting is to adopt and approve the proposed amendments to the Constitution of Sri [...]

Sri Lanka Cricket board sacks Media Manager

By Samantha Hewabandula The Sri Lanka Cricket board has sacked its Media Manager Dinesh Ratnasingham, the second media Manager to have been removed over the past 12 months. The Sunday Leader online learns that Ratnasingham, who replaced former Communications Manager Rajith Fernando last December, was told his term will not be extended. Sources said that the board was concerned [...]


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