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Avishka Fernando, Pix by Tharaka Basnayaka

Avishka onslaught steers SL to series-sealing win

Following Sri Lanka’s applaudable bowling performance to limit Bangladesh to 238, Aviska Fernando dispelled any hopes the visitors may have haboured of squaring the 3-match series with a masterly knock of 82 that set the stage for a successful run chase, enabling the hosts to registered a 7-wicket victory and seal the series 2-0 with …

Kumar Sangakkara, Chandika Hathurusingha, Angelo Mathews

Sri Lanka must win remainders and wait for others to ‘self-destruct’

Sri Lanka’s resurgent performance against England, a brilliant upset that created a huge dogfight for the fourth qualification spot, was unfortunately followed by very mediocre performance against South Africa. Hosts England will have been scratching their heads as they watched South Africa stroll home with nine wickets and 11.4 overs to spare – was this …

Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs

Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga achieved Men’s Cricket World Cup career-bests to set up a thrilling 20-run victory for Sri Lanka over England. The new-ball pair of Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes gave England the perfect start with the key dismissals of Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera to leave Sri Lanka 3/2 after 2.2 overs. …

Narendra Modi

Going down the Bharatiya Road

Indian elections for Lok Sabha that concluded last week, shattered all ‘independent and expert’ predictions leaving pro-BJP forecasts perfectly right. The BJP with Modi romped home with an historical win, backed by all Hindu segments of Indian society rallying around it. That left out Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra. All three in the Dravidian South …

Kusal Perera

“It’s the best Test I’ve played for Sri Lanka”: Kusal Perera after match-winning 153*

“I’m a little tired now, I don’t know what to say.” But for 309 minutes, Kusal Perera knew exactly what to do. Sri Lanka were rank underdogs in this fight. They were pummeled 2-0 in Australia, never even getting close to putting up a total of 250. Their captain was sacked. Their team stripped for …

Lasith Malinga

Malinga snubbed for one-off T20I

Lasith Malinga’s heroics for the Montreal Tigers in the Global T20 League in Toronto haven’t been enough to secure a first international call-up since September last year. The fast bowler was ignored as Sri Lanka announced a 15-man T20I squad for the one-off game against South Africa on 14 August. Malinga, who still harbours hopes …

Kusal Perera - Dilruwan Perera

Brave Perera leads SL to historic win

Kusal Perera battled through the considerable discomfort of a painful chest injury in partnership with namesake Dilruwan Perera to guide Sri Lanka to an historic series-levelling four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday. Set a target of 144 and resuming on the fourth …

Kusal Perera injured

Kusal Perera stretchered off after nasty injury (Video)

Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera was stretchered into a waiting ambulance after a nasty fielding incident shortly before dinner on the third day of the third Test in Barbados. Perera was fielding at long-on from the bowling of Dilruwan Perera, when West Indies tailender Shannon Gabriel launched the ball high and in his general direction. The …

Dinesh Chandimal

Dinesh Chandimal finds form in tour opener

Sri Lanka’s only warm up match ahead of the 3 Test match series against West Indies began in Trinidad at the Brian Lara Stadium yesterday, the 30th of May with Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal making a much welcomed century for the visitors. The three day game kicked off in the most dramatic fashion when …

Bangladesh reserve player Nurul Hasan argued and pointed fingers at Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera, which led to further altercations © AFP

Umpire did not signal one for the over – Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera, despite being unable to give much clarification regarding the fracas between the Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi players during the last over of Nidahas Trophy game between the two sides, hinted that the incident in the middle was as a result of an umpiring call. Speaking at the post match press conference, he said …

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