Pakistan concede defeat with a day to spare:
Sri Lanka win First Test easily
The Pakistanis only managed to delay the
inevitable and hung on grimly batting all day and in the extra half
hour conceded victory to Sri Lanka by 209 runs on the fourth day of
the first of three Tests at the Galle International Stadium, here
today. Set 510 for victory, Pakistan were all out for 300 with a day
to spare. The Pakistanis cut a very sorry figure in this Test and it
is hoped that they will regroup and be better opponents in the next
two Tests at the SSC and the Pallekelle Stadium.
Captain Jayawardena justifies his reason
It was a delighted Sri Lankan Captain Mahela
Jayawardena who faced the media after the first Test victory against
Pakistan and answered questions in his own inimitable style. Firstly
he cocked a snook at his detractors who questioned his decision to
bat a second time instead of enforcing the follow on having a big
lead of 372 after making 472 and dismissing the opponents for 100.
Moratu Vidyalaya beat Sumangalians
Moratu Vidyalaya beat their arch rivals Sri
Sumangala College, Panadura by 75 runs in their inter-school Under
17 tournament cricket match organized by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket
Association and played at Moratuwa. The match was restricted to 28
overs due to rain and batting first Vidyalians were all out for 79
runs and in reply Sumangalians were dismissed for 64 runs with
skipper Harsha Devinda claiming 4 for 17.
Olympic Day Run, a messenger for a healthy life style
The Olympic Day Run , celebration in Sri Lanka
to mark the World Olympic Day will be held on June 27 at 3pm in
Colombo with the participation of nearly 1000 school students. The
event has been organized by the National Olympic Committee in Sri
Lanka with the Education Ministry and Sri Lanka Police Department in
parallel to the World Olympic Day which falls on June 23 will take
place exactly a month prior to 2012 London Olympics.