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New Sri Lanka record

Vinoj Suranjaya set a new Sri Lanka record in the men’s 200 m event yesterday. At the athletics qualifying rounds at Sugathadasa Stadium, he clocked 20.68 seconds. He bettered the 20.29 seconds mark set by Sugatha Tilakaratne in 1998.

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SLC election postponed

The election for Sri Lanka Cricket, which was scheduled to be held on May 19, has been postponed due to an issue with the elections committee, the Ministry of Sports said. Nominations were due to close today. Thilanga Sumathipala will head an interim committee until the election is held.

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Ranjan complains to Bribery Commission against SLC

Deputy minister Ranjan Ramanayake today (26) lodged a complaint with the Bribery Commission over the corruption, fraud and irregularities said to have taken place in Sri Lanka Cricket. Ramanayake said that he also handed over several documents as evidence. He said certain former and serving officers of SLC as well …

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T20I status for all 104 member nations

The International Cricket Council today granted T20I status to all its 104 member nations – both men and women’s team. It was confirmed by ICC CEO David Richardson at a press conference in Kolkata, India. Richardson said that a global ranking system will also be launched for the format. At …

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Sri Lanka are runners-up

Sri Lanka were the runners-up in the South Asian junior table tennis championship in Male, the Maldives. Sri Lankans won six silver and six bronze. India won the championship. With this, Sri Lanka has qualified for the Asian junior table tennis championship in Myanmar next month.

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Sri Lanka Cricket elections on May 19

Elections for new board members of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will be held on May 19, according to SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala. The nominations will close on the 27th of April, the board’s Secretary Air Commodore Roshan Biyanwala said. Speaking at a press conference held at the SLC head office …

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Nic Pothas resigns as fielding coach

Nic Pothas, the former interim coach of the Sri Lankan team, has snapped his association with the national side, stepping down as the fielding coach to explore other options. Pothas, the one-time South Africa international, had taken over as coach briefly when Graham Ford stepped down following Sri Lanka’s first-round …

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Anusha wins bronze medal in boxing

Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwakku had to settle for the bronze medal after losing to India’s M C Mary Kom in the semi-finals of the women’s 48 kg boxing event in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Wednesday. It was a battle of veterans as 35-year-old Mary Kom …

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