The Sunday Times is in the possession of a copy of the proposal which recommends a contract fee and an increase match fees for domestic cricketers--particularly for those playing in the provincial cricket tournament-- which will be country’s premier cricket tournament from next year. They have also requested Sri Lanka Cricket to agree upon a similar payment scheme for those playing in the inter-club cricket tournament which will serve as the feeder for the provincial tournament. 50,000 per T20 match, a player will receive Rs.2.3 million during the Provincial tournament, a huge increase in their seasonal earnings. 131.25 million during the first, Rs 182.55 million in the second and Rs 233.855 million in Phase three. This will help players play better cricket with better facilities exposing them for same experience as in international cricket.
December 17, 2017 19:18 UTC
SportThe Sri Lanka Masters Women National Hockey team will participate in the PISTA Penang International Tournament 2017, which is scheduled to be held in mid December in Malaysia. The PISTA Penang International is one of the world's biggest hockey carnivals and this is the first time that Sri Lanka makes their appearance at this competition. The team includes Manoji Pradeepika, Ruweiza Selda, Sobitha Mendis, Inoka Abeygunawardana, Thushari Perera, Achala Perera, Chamila Gunawardana, Renu Yapa, Chandima Rajawardana, Nishanthi Kumburegama, Mala Pandithanayaka, Iromi Gunawardana, Isha Manohari, Shereen Prabakaran and Roopika de Silva. The team is managed by M.H.M. Naleem, a former Sri Lanka National Hockey captain, will also act as the manager and team coordinator while Ranjith Alahakoon, a former national player, is the adviser.
SportThurstanite Milinda Ratnayake was adjudged the champion golfer and takeaway the Macson Mesh Trophy at the inaugural Isipathana-Thurstan Golf tie at the Ridgeways. Weighed Ratnayake’s deeds, Thurstan also bagged the Naomal Fernando Challenge Trophy which goes to the Overall Champions. The Inaugural Isipathana Vs Thurstan golf tourney teed off on December 10 at the Royal Colombo Golf course with each team fielding 8 players each. Best par 3 holes Winner, Ravi Liyanage (Isipathana College),2. Best on the hidden holes, winner Anura Wimalaratne (Isipathana College)4.
SportThe inaugural Inter-School Golf Championship got underway at the Royal Colombo Golf Club Saturday (17) with a Shot-gun Tee-off, in the Stable-ford Format, with each School Team represented by 4 members per team of which the best 3 Scores count. Over 220 players representing 54 Schools Teams with some prominent schools having up to a maximum of Six Teams per School, competed for the coveted Title of “Inter School Golf Championship Trophy 2017”. The intense competition, rivalry and spirit of the game was experienced and enjoyed throughout the day. The scoring and release of results more difficult than on an Election Day. However, word had it that the Isipathana College team captured the Championship Trophy for the first time, beating S. Thomas’ College Mt.
SportThe Rugby Advisory and Management Committee of Royal College will host the Royal Rugby Rally which is aimed to raise funds for the Development of in the school. The event will begin at the Main Gate at 9.00am on Sunday (17). Royal are the defending Schools League champions and are also holders of the coveted Bradby Shield the “Blue Ribbon” of Sri Lanka School Rugby. Target is to raise funds through participation of 50 Vehicles, with a sponsorship of Rs.25K per vehicle. The Rally is a “Fun Drive and not speed Rally” and is open to All Royalists, Old and Young as well as well-wishers.
December 17, 2017 03:33 UTC
However, he is likely to keep his place in the side as Sri Lanka eye a rare opportunity to win the series. "It is a good opportunity to win the series,” Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera said. We have to stick to the best playing XI for this game because we are looking to win the match and win the series". India are unlikely to make any changes to the side that battered the Lankans in the second ODI. Kuldeep Yadav is an outside bet to replace off-spinner Washington Sundar who made his debut in the second ODI.
December 17, 2017 01:52 UTC
SportR.A. Anura Rohana, 44-year-old Sri Lankan who won the Silver Medal in the 2002 Seoul Asian Games, Korea, has matured greatly with age. Rohana, winner of the PGTI Pune Open in April with a 10 under Total and currently Ranked 12th in the PGTI 2017 Rankings, produced a stunning 61 – 10 under par, second round at the 16th TATA OPEN 2017, at the Golmuri Golf Course, Jamshedpur, to rise to joint 2nd place from 43rd place after Round 1. Rohana’s 10 under par 61 was studded with 5 Birdies in the front nine holes and an amazing Eagle and four birdies to crown a fantastic Round 2 and get bang into contention of winning the 16th TATA Open. Today, the Final Round Tees off with Anura Rohana confident that his 3 stroke cushion going in to the Final Round with the knowledge that his 5 under par, on Day 3 in tough windy conditions would help him to reach the finish ahead of the chasing pack. Fellow Countrymen N Thangaraja is on 10 under Tied 10th, Mithun Perera on 9 under, Tied 17th and K. Prabagaran 3rd placed after Round One, lying Tied 25th on 7 under par.
December 16, 2017 19:07 UTC
SportThe Army, who have a fifty percent success-rate, encounter the Air Force at the Racecourse ground on Sunday (17). Over the last couple of seasons, the Army played a bustling, bruising type of rugby. In comparison to previous years, the soldiers have scored a lot of tries through their back division. This probably shows the “Nilfer Ibrahim touch”, fly half Ashan Bandara, who touched down thrice in one game, has been a regular scorer. The Air Force are a bunch of triers who will give as good as they get.
December 16, 2017 19:07 UTC
SportKandy SC remained unbeaten after the first round of the Dialog Rugby League Championship after overcoming Havelocks SC by 20-9 ay Havelock Park today (16). At halftime the Havies had the advantage of leading by 6-3 but Kandy pulled off in spectacular fashion after the turnaround to clinch a decisive win. Kandy scored from three tries, a conversion and a penalty while the Havies scored from three penalties.
December 16, 2017 15:00 UTC
SportSri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced a 15-man squad for the three Twenty20 Internationals against India, but sans former skipper and slinger Lasith Malinga. The team's captaincy has been handed over to Thisara Perera while according to sources Malinga has been 'rested' and will be recalled for Sri Lanka's next international assignment. Sri Lanka will play three T20I matches against India to be played between December 20 to 24..Sri Lanka T20 Squad: Thisara Perera (Capt), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Chaturanga de Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando.
December 16, 2017 08:48 UTC
SportCH and FC recorded a stunning 27-24 win against Navy SC, as they stunned the much fancied unit in their final first round match of the Dialog Rugby League Championship played at Racecourse ground on Friday (15). Navy led the halftime by 12-10 but CH bounced back to stun them with a tally of three converted tries, a penalty and a drop goal. The Sailors collected their points from two converted tries.
December 16, 2017 06:22 UTC
SportCR and FC, who had a bad patch during the past three weekends, bounced back to thrash Police SC by 53-13 in their final first round game of the Dialog Rugby League Championship at Longdon Place on Friday (15). The Red Shirts led the halftime by 34-6 and romped to victory with a tally of eight tries, five conversions and a penalty. The Cops scored from a converted try and two penalties.
December 16, 2017 06:22 UTC
SportThe RCGC Inter-school Golf Championship organized by DONS Golf, will tee off tofay (16) at the Royal Colombo Golf Club for the fifth consecutive year. The tournament organizers ‘DONS GOLF’ are a group of golf enthusiasts who are the old boys of D.S. President DONS GOLF, Malik Ahamadeen, commenting on the tournament stated “The DONS put in a herculean effort to organize the inaugural RCGC Inter School Golf Championship in 2013 and today it is the most sought after golfing event on the club’s golfing calendar. This tournament will showcase upto 230 top golfers representing 24 schools (including 5 Girls schools) from all over the country, competing for the coveted ‘RCGC Inter-school Golf Championship ‘Challenge Trophy awarded by ‘DONS GOLF’. This is the largest array of prizes and gifts on offer at a single event hosted at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, todate.
December 16, 2017 04:52 UTC
Business‘JEWELS – 2017’ - a Gem and Jewellery Exhibition, Competition and Jewels’ Talk, opened at the Taj Colombo hotel on Friday. The event is dominated by a 40-strong Chinese delegation along with Russian, German and Belgian delegates at this international gem and jewellery fair and exhibition. The event was opened by Karunaratne Paranavithana, Deputy Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training with Dr Kithsiri Dissanayake, Chairman, National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) and Dr. Navaratne Bandara, Chairman, National Gem and Jewellery Training Institute (NGJTI). Mr. Paranavithana assured that he would work to start an insurance scheme for the gem miners as well as a pension scheme. He said another major hindrance is that miners leave the large pits abandoned after mining which has caused many environmental problems including landslides.
December 16, 2017 04:07 UTC
NewsThe UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, visiting Sri Lanka, today requested reforms to address the excessive use of pretrial detention and update the current legal framework. While recognizing Colombo's participation in United Nations human rights mechanisms, and its adherence to the Optional Protocol of the Convention against Torture, they called for urgent action to comply with the government's commitments in its National Action Plan for Human Rights 2017 -2021. The right to personal freedom is still not respected by law enforcement, security, judicial and other authorities, expressed the experts in the statement. The UN delegation also called for the abolition of laws and special powers enacted during the state of emergency, which includes the Terrorism Prevention Act of 1979, one of the key enabling of arbitrary detention for more than four decades. It also paid attention to the deprivation of liberty of persons in situations of vulnerability, such as children, women, the elderly, the disabled and the poor.
December 15, 2017 20:48 UTC