Thursday, 27th November 2014


  • Lankans win by 25 runs
  • Ali magnificent 119
Dilshan attempting a watchful stroke. Pictures by Kamal Jayamanne
The Sri Lankans led cooly and cleverly by Captain Angelo Mathews regained their winning ways to inflict a 25-run defeat on England in the first one day international at the R. Premadasa Stadium under lights, yesterday. After making a formidable 317 for 6, Sri Lanka bundled out England for 292 in 47.1 overs. A punishing 119 from opener Mooen Ali and a cameo from Ravi Bopara 65 from 62 balls failed to save England. Bopara was the last man out when Kusal Janith took a diving catch at square leg off Thisara Perera to signal Sri Lanka’s magnificent victory. Perera returned figures of 3 for 49....
Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Regiment (SLEME) won the overall championship of the Sri Lanka Army’s 51st Inter-Regimental Athletic Championship which concluded at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday. D.N.Tillekeratne from Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) who won the men’s triple jump event with a distance of 15.88 metres was adjudged the best men’s athlete while Nilani Ratnayake from 7th Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) who won the women’s 3000m steeple chase event by setting up a new meet record of 10:15.16 minutes became the best women’s athlete. The three day meet of Sri...