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Mathew Abeysinghe first Sri Lankan to qualify for Rio Olympics

Twenty-year-old Mathew Abeysinghe has become the first Sri Lankan to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. Abeysinghe clocked 50.53 seconds in the Men’s 100m freestyle at the qualifying rounds currently underway in Hong Kong. The minimum qualifying time required is 50.70 seconds. He is currently the Sri Lankan record holder in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 50m backstroke, individual medley, 100m butterfly and other freestyle events. Abeysinghe was a student of Asian International School, Colombo, and is coached by his father Manoj Abeysinghe. With his brothers Andrew, Kyle and Dillon, he also holds the Sri Lankan national record for the Men's 4x50 Medley Relay.

Twenty-year-old Mathew Abeysinghe has become the first Sri Lankan to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. Abeysinghe clocked 50.53 seconds in the Men’s 100m freestyle at the qualifying rounds currently underway in Hong Kong. The minimum qualifying time required is

England outplay Sri Lanka by 122 runs in final ODI

England outplay Sri Lanka by 122 runs in final ODI

England outclassed Sri Lanka to win the final one-day international by a hefty 122 runs last night, ensuring it didn’t lose a game to the Sri Lankans through the entire tour. Having won the five-match ODI series already, England made

Roy’s scintillating 162 in spectacular run chase seals series win for England

Roy's scintillating 162 in spectacular run chase seals series win for England

Chasing a rigid Duckworth-Lewis- revised target of 308 in 42 overs, following a two-and-a-half hour break for rain that had robbed Sri Lanka’s own innings of crucial impetus, Jason Roy thumped 13 fours and three sixes in route of a

18-year-old Chamal breaks record clears 16 metre barrier

18-year-old Chamal breaks record clears 16 metre barrier

Asian Youth Championship medalist Chamal Kumarasiri of D.S. Senanayake College, Meerigama matched country’s best triple jump performance so far this year at any level when he cleared the 16 metre barrier in the Under-19 triple jump on day two of

England humble Sri Lanka with record win in second one day interntaional

England humble Sri Lanka with record win in second one day interntaional

An England record opening partnership of 256 between Alex Hales and Jason Roy led their side to a crushing 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international in Birmingham on Friday. (Source: AP)

England vs Sri Lanka first ODI: Last-ball six salvages tie for England

England vs Sri Lanka first ODI: Last-ball six salvages tie for England

  Liam Plunkett hit the final ball of a thrilling match for six to snatch a tie for England against Sri Lanka, on the back of Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler’s defiant heroics at Trent Bridge. The hosts faltered to

Lankans up against the Irish in two ODIs

Lankans up against the Irish in two ODIs

DUBLIN: The two-match ODI series against Ireland at Malahide, Dublin on Thursday and Saturday provides a perfect opportunity for Sri Lanka to get used to the white ball in these conditions after losing their three-Test match series against England. It

Bairstow highs and lows as Sri Lanka hit back

Bairstow highs and lows as Sri Lanka hit back

LonDON FRIday: Jonny Bairstow continued a brilliant year of run-scoring with a Test-best 167 not out against Sri Lanka at Lord’s on Friday. But the debate about whether Bairstow should continue to keep wicket for England intensified when he dropped

Bairstow defies Sri Lanka with another hundred

Bairstow defies Sri Lanka with another hundred

London, Thursday: Jonny Bairstow rode his luck to again rescue England from a top-order collapse with a century on the first day of the third Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s on Thursday. At stumps, England were 279 for six,

Mahela, Atapattu among shortlist to become BCB HP Unit coach –

Mahela, Atapattu among shortlist to become BCB HP Unit coach

Former Sri Lankan captains Mahela Jayawardene and Marvan Atapattu are leading contenders to become the coach of the BCB High Performance (HP) Unit, which is going to resume next month. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) vice-president Mahbubul Anam, who is also

Eranga available to play 3rd Test if selected – Bandara to join KJP to UK

The ICC has confirmed to Sri Lanka Cricket that fast bowler Shaminda Eranga who was reported for suspect action during the 2nd England Test, can be considered for selection to the 3rd Test at Lord’s on the 9th June. Eranga is due to present himself for assessment at Laughborough on the 6th of June, and the ICC has confirmed that “Eranga is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known” Meanwhile, National Selectors, headed by Sanath Jayasuriya have called up 29 year old left-arm-medium-fast bowler Chaminda Bandara to National duty following the lower back injury sustained by Dushmantha Chameera. Bandara who’s 5 year career spans 51 First Class matches hauled an impressive 9/68 in the AIA Premier League Tournament against the Sri Lanka Army, and has 141 First Class wickets. The old boy of St. Mary’s College – Kegalle is the only fast-bowler to feature among the top 15 wicket-takers of the AIA Premier League Tournament 2015/16. Speaking on his selection, Chairman Selection Committee says; “Bandara has been performing well domestically and he is the best choice available at the time for the English conditions.” Bandara will leave Sri Lanka together with Kusal Janith Perera, and both players are expected to be available for the 3rd Test.

The ICC has confirmed to Sri Lanka Cricket that fast bowler Shaminda Eranga who was reported for suspect action during the 2nd England Test, can be considered for selection to the 3rd Test at Lord’s on the 9th June. Eranga

‘First innings of the next Test is hugely important’: Kaushal Silva eyeing a Lord’s Test hundred

‘First innings of the next Test is hugely important’: Kaushal Silva eyeing a Lord’s Test hundred

DURHAM: The dream of every cricketer is to score a hundred at Lord’s, but it is only a handful of lucky ones who get that opportunity to do so. Amongst the Sri Lankans who have achieved that feat are Sidath

The dressing room is a whole lot different- Chandimal

The dressing room is a whole lot different- Chandimal

DURHAM: The success of any team is how quickly they can adapt to situations not only by way of the condition of the weather and pitches but also against certain bowlers who continue to trouble you with their unique skills.

Nuwan Kulasekara announces his test retirement

Nuwan Kulasekara announces his test retirement

Medium pacer Nuwan Kulasekara has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect, Sri Lanka Cricket said. Kulasekara, 33, last played a Test in 2014 against England. He will continue to play limited over cricket. In a letter addressed