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Sri Lanka v England: Second Test to go ahead after government moves fans
Sri Lanka v England: Second Test to go ahead after government moves fans

Sri Lanka Cricket says the second Test against England will go ahead in Kandy following accommodation concerns. The location of the match was in doubt after a double booking meant there was no rooms for Sri Lanka and England players at a nearby hotel. The Earls Regency, a 16-minute drive from the Pallekele cricket ground, had been fully booked by fan tour…

BBC - Nov 06 14:54 GMT - more ... [ Tags: World, SriLanka, Sports ]

Heroin arrest over Durham rugby player Sri Lanka deaths
Heroin arrest over Durham rugby player Sri Lanka deaths

A man has been arrested in Sri Lanka on suspicion of selling drugs to two County Durham amateur rugby players who died while on a club tour. Thomas Howard, 25, and Thomas Baty, 26, died after visiting a nightclub in Colombo in May. Police in Sri Lanka are investigating reports that they may have taken heroin. A 38-year-old man from Wellawatta has been…

BBC - Aug 01 19:53 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Sports ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • How Skanda picked Hathuru's steely determination

    How Skanda picked Hathuru\'s steely determination

    He performed commendably and was shaping up to become Sri Lanka’s head coach when SLC terminated him. A few days before his services were officially cut short, Sangakkara made a desperate attempt to retain the “talented and capable coach of proven ability”. He wrote to the then SLC Interim Committee head DS de Silva saying, “My interest in regaining the…

    Daily Mirror - Dec 29 14:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Sports ]

  • Arjuna Ranatunga alleges 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed

    Arjuna Ranatunga alleges 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed

    In a shocking development, former Sri Lankan great Arjuna Ranatunga has alleged that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed. According to a report in Sri Lanka`s English newspaper Daily Mirror, Ranatunga, while reacting to former skipper Kumar Sangakkara`s comments on whose behest the 2009 tour of Pakistan was arranged, said: "Sangakkara…

    Zee News - Jul 14 11:14 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, Sports ]

  • SLC's dirty sex secret

    SLC\'s dirty sex secret

    Female ex-employee reveals the rampant abuse by frustrated officials at Cricket's head office Sexual demands, groping, touching, lude comments and verbal abuse of helpless and silent female employees are common occurrences inside the glamourous offices of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) according to the official testimony of a former female Executive officer of the…

    Daily Mirror - Oct 22 10:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, SriLanka, Sports ]

  • Kumar Sangakkara offered post of Sri Lanka high commissioner by president

    Kumar Sangakkara offered post of Sri Lanka high commissioner by president

    Kumar Sangakkara has been offered a post of Sri Lanka high commissioner by the country’s president, Maithripala Sirisena. The offer came straight after India had wrapped up victory in the second Test in Colombo, in which batsman Sangakkara was carried aloft by his team-mates in a circuit of the ground. “You have been a great honour to Sri Lanka,” said…

    The Guardian - Aug 24 23:40 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Sports ]

  • Meher Khalil: The ordinary bus driver who turned Sri Lanka’s ‘hero’

    Meher Khalil: The ordinary bus driver who turned Sri Lanka’s ‘hero’

    Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka’s cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but the bus driver calls the incident “tragic” and says it is best forgotten. The 43-year-old will be one of the guests of honour at Lahore’s Gaffafi Stadium on Friday, when Pakistan play Zimbabwe in their first home international since the…

    AFP - May 22 20:33 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Pakistan, Sports ]

  • Scarborough’s United Tamil Sports Club wins Minor Track Association’s Ontario indoor title

    Scarborough’s United Tamil Sports Club wins Minor Track Association’s Ontario indoor title

    Scarborough’s United Tamil Sports Club won the Minor Track Association Provincial Indoor Championships...for the fifth year in a row. The track and field team consisting of youth ages 5 to 14 met on March 21-22 at the Toronto Track and Field Centre at York University. The competition involved track and field events such as running, hurdles, shot put and more. …

    Scarborough Mirror - Apr 08 13:14 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, Sports ]

  • Sri Lanka’s 136-year cricket rivalry stops for tea but never for war

    Sri Lanka’s 136-year cricket rivalry stops for tea but never for war

    The national cricket team just advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals, but last weekend, it was a high-school cricket match that brought this capital city to a standstill. The three-day faceoff between Royal College and S. Thomas College is the biggest of Sri Lanka’s big matches, akin to homecoming football games, and this year marks the 136th anniversary of its…

    Al Jazeera - Mar 22 01:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Sports ]

  • Australian cricketer branded a ‘fag’ at Sri Lanka cricket match

    Australian cricketer branded a ‘fag’ at Sri Lanka cricket match

    A Sri Lankan cricket fan waved a sign branding Australian cricketer Glen Maxwell a ‘fag’ during a Cricket World Cup match. However, Sri Lankan social media has moved to condemn a man snapped holding a sign at the game, which brands cricket star Glenn Maxwell with a homophobic slur. The sign reads “Maxwell Ponnaya” – which roughly translates as “Maxwell is…

    PN - Mar 10 19:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Australia, Sports ]

  • Sex scandal allegation rocks Sri Lankan cricket

    Sex scandal allegation rocks Sri Lankan cricket

    Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday decided to conduct an inquiry into the claims that the team management and national selectors of the Sri Lanka’s women’s cricket team needed to be sexually pleased by the Sri Lankan eves to get into the team and then retain their places, according to reports. The news rocked the Sri Lankan cricket and has forced SLC to launch…

    Deccan Chronicle - Oct 29 14:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Sports ]

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      - Sri Lankan women cricketers claim selectors demanded 'sexual favours' for spot on team - DNA
  • Refugees form a successful cricket team, on and off the field

    Refugees form a successful cricket team, on and off the field

    Yes, yes, I know, it is a guaranteed vote winner and a potentially huge boost in talkback ratings if you can demonise asylum seekers as filthy queue jumpers who just might be terrorists. But, inspiringly, there are still many Australians who treat them the way the vast majority are – you know, like fellow humans, as if they're seriously desperate people who have…

    SMH - Feb 13 11:22 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, Australia, Sports ]

  • Sri Lanka walk will be my toughest, says Botham

    Sri Lanka walk will be my toughest, says Botham

    Ian Botham's latest charity walk is to take him 160km from the north to the south of Sri Lanka and will be his toughest to date, the England great said on Thursday. The eight-day walk, arranged to raise funds for those affected by the 30-year war in Sri Lanka, begins at Killinochchi on November 1 and is due to end at Seenigama. "It's going to be like nothing I…

    Reuters - Aug 16 04:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Sports, WarCrimes ]

  • No Code Of Ethics For Rambukwella

    No Code Of Ethics For Rambukwella

    Another ministerial offspring is in the limelight again and this time bringing disgrace to the country in the eyes of the world because he was unable to distinguish between a cabin door and a toilet door due to being under the influence of liquor. Ramith Rambukwella, son of Media Minister and Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella has not only brought humiliation…

    Sunday Leader - Jul 08 00:41 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Sports ]

  • Sri Lanka president's son faces rugby misconduct claims

    Sri Lanka president\'s son faces rugby misconduct claims

    Sri Lanka's rugby authorities are investigating President Mahinda Rajapaksa's rugby-playing son after claims that he assaulted a referee. One report says Rohitha Rajapaksa has been suspended from the game but the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) denies this. Witnesses said they saw Mr Rajapaksa, 22, physically attack the referee after his side lost a match…

    BBC - May 22 23:14 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Sports ]

  • It isn't just cricket - India's dilemma with Sri Lanka

    It isn\'t just cricket - India\'s dilemma with Sri Lanka

    A controversial ban imposed by the Indian Premier League on Sri Lankan cricketers playing in the state of Tamil Nadu appears to outsiders a lot like cutting off your nose to spite your face. The decision wasn't to the liking of all IPL team owners, except the Chennai Super Kings, because it gave the south Indian side an undue advantage, since many Sri Lankans playing…

    Deutsche Welle - Apr 19 16:41 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, Sports ]

  • Dinesh Chandimal IPL snub adds twist to Sri Lanka drama

    The news of young Dinesh Chandimal spurning offers from two IPL franchises must be heartening for Sri Lankan fans, who had been silent observers to the unsavoury controversy about players from the island nation in IPL 6. Just appointed as the Twenty20 skipper of his country, Chandimal has snubbed offers from Delhi Daredevils and Pune Warriors in the wake of a…

    Gulf News - Apr 01 13:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Sports, WarCrimes ]

    Related:
      - Politics will never curtail spirit of game: Kumar Sangakkara - NDTV
  • Sri Lankan protesters find the cricket world gets spooky

    As a journalist for 43 years in the jockstrap departments of The Age and the Herald Sun, I was rarely in touch with the realities of the world beyond the dressing room and press box. About the only time in my sports writing career that I was ever spooked was at VFL Park, Waverley, when a naked Carl Ditterich, the then-balding, one-time blond bombshell of VFL…

    The Age - Jan 08 02:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Australia, Sports, WarCrimes ]

  • Sachin Tendulkar retires from ODIs

    Sachin Tendulkar retires from ODIs

    Sachin Tendulkar has retired from ODI cricket. Tendulkar finishes an illustrious career in the 50-over format, having played 463 ODIs, scored 18,426 runs and made 49 centuries, each of them a world record. His last ODI was against Pakistan in Dhaka during the Asia Cup, where he made a half-century in India's victory.Tendulkar made his ODI debut on his first…

    CI - Dec 23 12:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, World, Sports ]

  • Sri Lankan Paralympians face resources challenge

    Sri Lankan Paralympians face resources challenge

    Sri Lanka is sending a seven-member team to compete in the Paralympic Games in London. They are determined to win the first ever Paralympic medal for the country, but say their effort is being hampered by a lack of official support. "The only equipment I have for training is my walking stick," says the team's captain PA Lal Pushpakumara, who lost his left leg after…

    BBC - Aug 29 15:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Sports ]

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