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The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on 23 July, 2021 and run to 8 August after being postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The national cricketers With the outbreak of the COVID19 epidemic reaching threatening proportions in Sri Lanka,
U.S. Olympic organizers joined calls for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the International Olympic Committee, according to member Dick Pound, has decided to delay the event, likely for a year.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The event, due to begin on 24 July, will now take place "no later than summer 2021".
A friendly cricket match between the UK armed forces team which arrived in Sri Lanka on 10th of this month and Sri Lanka Navy was played at the Welisara Navy Grounds on 14th March 2020.
The Kayaking Championship of the 11th Defence Services Games was held at the Diyawanna Water sports Centre on 09th and 10th March 2020.
The Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma approved the following 16 member Sri Lanka National Squad to take part in the upcoming 02 match test Series vs England.
Australia women's cricket team registered an emphatic 85-run win over India to clinch the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, a record fifth time in their history.
In a drive to position Sri Lanka as a South Asian leader in Esports, Gamer.LK has partnered with the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka to host a series of international Esports tournaments, starting with the InGame Esports South Asia Cup this March.
Sri Lanka Legends just beat Australia Legends by 7 runs in the 2nd match of the Road Safety World Series T20 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai today after an amazing solo effort in the run chase by Australian Nathan Reardon, who hit 96 in just 53 balls.
The Sri Lanka Navy Inter-command Volleyball Championship-2020 worked off at SLNS Thambapanni in Northwestern Naval Command from 01st to 07th March.
The second day of the 21th Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya which commenced in front of the Asiri Hospital in Kandy concluded in the city of Trincomalee on 06th March 2020 having covered a mammoth total distance of 215 km.
Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Chief Guest in the finals and the awarding ceremony of the Inter Regiment Netball Championship at Panagoda Army Indoor Stadium gave away trophies and certificates to the achievers on Friday
SLAF Cyclist, Leading Aircraftman Sanju Deemantha won the first leg of the Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya which ended in Kandy this afternoon. Today’s race concluded in front of the Asiri Hospital in Kandy.
Life is full of unexpected shocks and surprises. A couple of weeks ago, West Indies' fast bowler, Oshane Thomas, was a victim of one such unforeseen event when he had an accident in Jamaica.
The Rowing Championship of the 11th Defence Services Meet which was organized by the SL Navy for the sixth time, worked off for three days from 29th February to 2nd March 2020 at Diywanna water Sports Centre.
The Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya 2020, the 21st edition of the race was flagged off by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias this morning (5 March 2020) in front of Air Force Headquarters.
India reached a maiden women's Twenty20 World Cup final Thursday after their last four clash against England was washed out, sparking calls for the International Cricket Council to include reserve days in future events.
Jurgen Klopp insisted the best of Liverpool's season may still be to come despite a third defeat in four games saw them crash out of the FA Cup 2-0 at the hands of Chelsea on Tuesday.
Admiral Clancy Fernando Memorial Navy Cup Sailing Regatta – 2020 organized by Sri Lanka Navy in coordination with the Yachting Association of Sri Lanka which was held on the waterfront of Galle Face Green on 29th February and 1st March came to successful conclusion
Sports News: Once again, Sri Lanka's batting hit top gear of 307 runs for half a century by Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva on the third and final Day Night ODI when the West Indies hype the contest in an admirable way down to a wire batting effort that fell short by just six runs on the day when veteran Angelo Mathews held power in the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium with a ball of 4 for 59.
Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva graced as the chief guest of the prize awarding ceremony of the two mile sea swimming competition organized by Sri Lanka Water Sports Club for the 83rd year which was held at the seas off Mount Lavenia on 29th February and 01st March.
The press briefing of the "69th Air Force Anniversary" and the 21st consecutive “Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya-2020” was held at the Air Force Headquarters, Colombo recently
The Army Billiard and Snooker team for the second consecutive year won the Defence Services Games - 2020 Billiard and Snooker Championship in the tournament, held during 24-26 February at the Corps of Engineer Services (CES) Regiment Billiard and Snooker auditorium in Panagoda.
The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva was the Chief Guest at the annual Sports meet of the Defence Services College, Kurunegala held on 20th February 2020.
Army swimmers participating in the 2 km Open Swimming Meet at Balapitiya sea beach on Saturday (15) secured the overall men’s Championship (open) after competing against more than 400 Army, Navy, Police and 25 teams from island-wide sports clubs and school teams during the two-day long tournament.
The following 14 member squad has been selected to represent the ‘Board President’s XI’ to play the Warm Up Game vs West Indies, scheduled to be played on the 20th February, 2020 at the CMCG, Katunayake.
Sri Lanka Air Force Men’s Team defeated Sri Lanka Army Team to emerge as Champions at the National Club Kabaddi Championship 2020 held from the 14th to the 16th of February 2020 at Point Pedro Mahajana Grounds, Jaffna.
SLAF Women’s Team emerged as Champions while the Men’s team became Runners Up at the Defence Services Volleyball Championship 2020.
Apparel giant MAS Holdings cemented its decade-long partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) with the empowerment of the national women’s cricket team ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia later this month.
Bangladesh wrote their name on the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup trophy after a rain-affected three-wicket win over previous holders India in Potchefstroom.
Sri Lanka Cricket launched an Under 15 Cricket Academy with the sights set on building a strong team towards the U19 Cricket World Cup of 2022 and 2024.
Starting from this year, 08 Emerging Cricketers of Sri Lanka will get an opportunity to play Club Cricket in Australia, following an MOU, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) entered into with Dandenong District Cricket Association Inc. (DDCA) of Australia.
The Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma approved the following 15 member Women’s National Squad to take part in the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia from 15th February to 08th March, 2020.
Sri Lanka Air Force Women’s boxing team emerged Runners-Up at the 94th National Boxing Championship organized by the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka. Tournament was held at the ROYAL- MAS Arena, Royal College, Colombo from 21st to 24th January 2020.
Sri Lanka Army Male Boxing Team won the National Boxing Championship 2019 Today (24), held at Royal MAS Arena.
American veteran Serena Williams sensationally crashed out but 15-year-old Coco Gauff went through as tennis got a glimpse of its past and future at the Australian Open on Friday.
The West Indies National Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 10th February, 2020 to play 03 ODIs and 02 T20i games.
Concussion substitutes can have a significant say in the outcome of a Test. Marnus Labuschagne helped Australia draw the Ashes Test at Lord's and now is a permanent fixture in the Australian setup.
Sri Lanka's bowlers were rewarded for their toil on the final day of the first Test in Harare, bowling Zimbabwe out for 170, which in turn set their batsmen a mere 14 runs to chase to go 1-0 in the two-Test series.
Veteran Spanish driver Carlos Sainz won the Dakar Rally for the third time on Friday, finishing with a comfortable winning margin in Saudi Arabia.
Max Verstappen has signed a new contract with Red Bull until 2023, the Formula One team announced on Tuesday.
Spanish champions Barcelona have sacked their coach Ernesto Valverde and appointed Quique Setien as his replacement, the club announced on Monday. The decision to remove Valverde was confirmed following a board meeting that lasted more than four hours at Camp Nou on Monday afternoon.
Sri Lankan national indoor cricket team clinched their first victory of the overseas series, beating England. Sri Lanka entered the third day of the six-game tournament being played out in Birmingham leading the 3-1 series.
Sri Lanka made two changes to the two-match Test series against Zimbabwe starting at Harare Sports Club on January 19, with Suranga Lakmal returning to the folding fast bowler.
South Africa's World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi was voted the 2019 Rugby Union Writers' Club personality of the year on Monday. Kolisi took the prize following a poll of the RUWC's 200-plus members ahead of their annual dinner in London.
World number one Ashleigh Barty survived a scare Tuesday before battling through her opening match at the Adelaide International to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three tough sets.
Sri Lanka National Team will leave for Zimbabwe on the 16th January, 2020 to take part in a two match test series.
The junior global showpiece will be hosted in South Africa from 17 January – 09 February After winning the toss and batting, Sri Lanka’s Navod Paranavithana played an anchoring role as regular wickets fell around him. The opener smashed an impressive 12 fours and a six during his 64-ball 68, to get his side past the 100-run mark before falling in the 24th over.
On Thursday night, a very cheerful 15-member Sri LankaUnder-19 squad took to South Africa for the ICCUnder-19 Cricket World Cup. The world cup from January 17 to February 9 will see Sri Lanka, drawn in Group A, play their opening match on January 19 at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, against reigning champions India.
The Inter Command Athletic Championship - 2019 of the Sri Lanka Navy was held at the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee on a colorful note, on 10th and 11th January 2020. Navy athletes representing all Naval Commands put their skills to the test in track and field events over the two days of competition.
The Police Sports Club recorded another victory in the 5th week match of the Dialog Rugby League defeating the CH & FC at Police Park grounds recently. At Fulltime the Police Sport club scored 36 points with 6 tries, 3 Conversions while CH & FC scored 22 points with 4 Tries and 1 conversion.
Navy SC cruised to a comprehensive victory beating the Air Force 24 points to 14 during another encounter of Dialog Rugby League worked off at the Navy Rugby ground in Welisara on 3rd January 2020.
Montrezl Harrell scored 34 points off the bench to lead a trio of Los Angeles Clippers players scoring more than 30 in a bounce-back NBA victory Sunday over New York.
Justin Thomas said he "got very lucky" after botching the last hole in regulation but holding on to win the Tournament of Champions in a playoff on Sunday, edging Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele for his 12th US PGA Tour title.
The first Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and Sri Lanka was abandoned due to damp patches on the track, with Assam Cricket Association (ACA) groundsmen failing to prevent the rain water from seeping into the covers.
SL Navy Football team marked a trouncing victory over the 'Singing Fish ' team of Jaffna into 1-0, in a match kicked off at United Soccer ground in Kelaniya under Inter Club FA trophy Football tournament, on 4th January 2020.
Justin Thomas' all-around game has made him one of the hottest players on the PGA Tour and the American will try to carry that momentum into this week's Tournament of Champions, the first event of 2020.
The 2014 T20 World Cup winners, Sri Lanka will look to win their second T20 World Cup in the year 2020. The Sri Lankan Cricket Team witnessed many ups and downs in the last 10 years. T
Venus Williams pulled out of the season-opening Brisbane International on Wednesday after a "setback" during practice. The American veteran said she still hoped to play at the Adelaide International later this month ahead of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.
As Arsenal's boss, Mikel Arteta earned his first victory as the Gunners produced a powerful first-half performance to beat Manchester United.
Sri Lanka T20I squad led by Lasith Malinga left the island this morning for India to take part in the 3-match T20I series.
Tokyo 2020 organizers will take “emergency countermeasures” after asbestos was found at the water polo venue for next year’s Games after initially opting against treating
The Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma approved the following 16 member national squad to take part in the upcoming T20 series in India.
Russia's Maria Sharapova will compete at the Brisbane International in January after receiving a wildcard. The 32-year-old former world number one played just 15 matches in 2019 because of a long-term shoulder injury.
Australia completed a 247-run victory over New Zealand on the fourth day in Melbourne to win the three-Test series with one match remaining. New Zealand was dismissed for 240, despite opener Tom Blundell making 121.
Sri Lanka is set to kick off a busy schedule of international cricket for the Chevrons in 2020 when they tour Zimbabwe early next month for two Test matches beginning January 16.
Thisara Perera, Sri Lanka's all-rounder star, has been named Major in the Sri Lankan Army's Gajaba Regiment. He joined the Army at the invitation of Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, according to Perera's Twitter feed.
The formal closing ceremony of the 22nd ‘Army Para Games-2019’, the annual exhibition of sports talents of some 700 differently able War Heroes of the Army came to a draw at Sugathadsa Sports Stadium this evening (29) with pomp and pageantry.
SriLankan Airlines, a well-known name in a variety of sports both nationally and internationally, entered the arena of Electronic Sports or Esports recently at the Mercantile Esports Championship organized by Gamer.LK, with its team performing creditably in the face of some stiff competition from other organizations.
Charles Leclerc has signed a new five-year contract with Ferrari until 2024. It follows an impressive first season for the Italian team after replacing Kimi Raikkonen for the 2019 season.
Giuseppe Iachini has been appointed coach of struggling Fiorentina, the Serie A club confirmed on Monday. Iachini, 55, replaces Vincenzo Montella who was sacked on Saturday with the team trailing in 15th place, three points above the relegation zone.
Novak Djokovic says the main source of his motivation at this stage of his career is securing a lasting legacy rather than simply trying to win tennis matches and trophies.
Bath scored five first-half tries to thrash London Irish and overtake them in the Premiership table. They crossed twice inside nine minutes, Beno Obano pushing over before England wing Anthony Watson hacked on an overthrown Irish line-out and slid in.
After beating England under 19 to win the Tri-Nation Under 19 series in the Caribbean, the Sri Lanka under 19 cricketers showcase their silverware.
Pakistan celebrated Test cricket’s return to the country after a decade with an emotional 1-0 series victory over Sri Lanka at National Stadium here on Monday after teenager Naseem Shah sparkled to help the hosts score a 263-run win in the second and final match.
England beat Pakistan by 26 runs in the final match of the Twenty20 series to secure a 3-0 series victory in Kuala Lumpur. Captain Heather Knight top-scored with 43 as England posted 170-3.
The brightest young stars of Cricket are counting down the days before they take on the best of the world after the official launch of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 in South Africa.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are expected to cost some 1.35 trillion yen ($12.6 billion), organizers said Friday, unveiling a final budget showing increased revenue balancing out extra costs including countermeasures against heat.
Pakistan fought back after being dismissed relatively cheaply Thursday as bowlers dominated the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi.
Dhananjaya de Silva has rated his 102 not out in Rawalpindi the second-best of his six centuries, behind his maiden ton, against Australia in 2016.
The State Services Netball Knockout Tournament was held at the indoor stadium of Trincomalee on 17th and 18th December 2019. Sri Lanka Navy women's netball team, taking part in the tournament in group 'A', clinched the championship in the respective group.
England made a winning start to the Twenty20 International series against Pakistan with a 29-run victory at Kuala Lumpur's Kinrara Oval.
Tiger Woods added another significant line to his legend with his triumphant playing captaincy of the United States at the Presidents Cup.
The largest mercantile sporting event in the country - the Mercantile Esports Championship organized by Gamer.LK and powered by Sri Lanka Telecom PLC came to a close recently at Stein Studios.
Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry has been named the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year. Perry also claimed the ODI Player of the Year award after making three centuries and averaging 73.50 in 12 ODIs this year, as well as taking 21 wickets.
Hutch emerged champions at the 2019 Telecommunications Cricket Trophy Championship, organized by Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRCSL) Sports Association, which recently took place at the Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC), Colombo 07.
Sri Lanka Cricket wish to announce that the proposed Ireland Tour of Sri Lanka, which was expected to take place during the months of January / February 2020 has been postponed.
Scotland coach Shane Burger is relishing the "exciting prospect" of his side facing New Zealand twice - as well as Australia - in June.
Fallon Sherrock was left "buzzing" after making history by becoming the first woman to beat a man at the PDC World Darts Championship when she defeated Ted Evetts late Tuesday.
Sri Lanka Junior Hockey Team participants at the Men’s Junior AHF Cup 2019 tournament being held in Muscat, Oman from 5 -14 December 2019.
Brazil’s Flamengo came from behind to beat Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal 3-1 and reach the Club World Cup final.
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Aston Villa overwhelmed the youngest line-up of Liverpool to cruise into the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Despite senior players from the Reds in action at Wednesday's Club World Cup in Qatar, under-23 manager Neil Critchley oversaw a team that had five debutants and an average age of 19 years, six months, and three days.
Former head coach Mickey Arthur expressed that his love for Pakistan, as well as his former charges, remained unchanged even after he was removed from the designation.
After the damp-quib in Rawalpindi; one that was dominated by inclement weather and bad light, the action of the two-match Test series will now move to the National Stadium in Karachi as both sides aim to not only win the series but also grab 60 ICC Test Championship points.
Rajiva Wijetunge won a Bronze Medal for Sri Lanka at the 2019 21st Asia Masters Athletics Championship in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Sri Lanka's Shot Putt Champion (Age Category 60–64).
Despite Tim Southee and Neil Wagner running through the Australian batting order in the evening session, the home team was in command at the close of play on Day 3 of the Perth Test against New Zealand. Australia were 167 for 6, ahead by a sizeable 417 at stumps.
Mark Boucher's appointment as South Africa's men's team coach was confirmed on Saturday. The former wicketkeeper-batter has been contracted until after the 2023 World Cup.
Hope was in short supply at Rawalpindi on Saturday, and as such, the umpires called off play on day four around lunch time as the first Test made significant headway towards its inevitable doom.
Touring Sri Lanka Team will play the 01st Test Match vs Pakistan at Rawalpindi, today. The game is played under the ICC World Test Championship.