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Pakistan is barred from Kabaddi World Cup in India


Pakistan has been barred from the Kabaddi World Cup in India.

The International Kabaddi Federation said that this is not the right time to engage with Pakistan.

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Sri Lanka set for pink ball debut


Pink-ball cricket will mark its debut in Sri Lanka when the first unofficial Test between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A commences at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo today. Sri Lanka currently use the Australian Kookaburra ball in their domestic tournaments.

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SLBC Women's team won the Asi Disi Cricket Championship.

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Women's team won the Asi Disi Cricket Championship organized by the Ministry of Mass Media.

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The Western Province is in the forefront at the National Sports Festival


The Western Province is in the forefront at the National Sports Festival being held at the Dorei Appa Stadium in Jaffna receiving 101 gold, 37 silver and 62 bronze medals. The 2nd place secured by the Central province receiving 28 gold, 35 silver and 38 bronze medals. Southern Province is in the 3rd place receiving 25 gold, 24 silver and 41 bronze.

Two new SL records created in the 2nd day of the national sports festival

Today is the 2nd day of the National Sports Festival being held at the Duraiappa stadium in Jaffna. Two new Sri Lankan records were created today. Tharika Fernando of Western Province was able to create a new Sri Lankan record in the women's shot put event. It was 15 point 25 meters. Meanwhile, Jaga-Eswaran Anna of Northern Province created another record in the pole vault event by nailing
a 3.4 meter attempt. The previous record was by Hasitha Dilrukshi of North Central Province.

Meanwhile, Lionel Samarajeewa who represented the Central Province won the gold medal of the 10,000 meter event held today. The silver medal was won by B.A.Maduranga of Sabaragamuwa Province while K.G.S. Kumara from Uva Province bagged the bronze medal. Meanwhile, the 5000 meter event was won by Nilmini Ratnayake of Sabaragamuwa Province.

Zimbabwe to host Sri Lanka for Tests

Zimbabwe Cricket has announced that they will host Sri Lanka for two Tests followed by a one-day tri-series that will also involve West Indies. The two Tests will be played in Harare, with the first one from October 29 and the second from November 6.

The tri-series will begin fromNovember 14 with the first match between the hosts and Sri Lanka at the Harare Sports Club. The three teams will play each other twice, making it a total of six round-robin matches, before the final on November 27. The last four ODIs and the final will all be played in Bulawayo.

National Sorts Festival starts tomorrow at Alfred Duraiappa stadium in Jaffna


The 42nd edition of National Sorts Festival will commence tomorrow at Alfred Duraiappa stadium in Jaffna.

The inaugural ceremony will be presided by the Speaker of the parliament Karu Jayasuriya. Ministers Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Dayasiri Jayasekera along with political leaders of the North will also grace the occasion.

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Paralympic medal winner Dinesh Priyantha Herath felicitated.

A ceremony to felicitate Dinesh Priyantha Herath who won the bronze medal of the Javelin throw event at the Rio Paralympic games was held last night at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo. His coach Rohitha Fernando was also present on the occasion.

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SL Paralympic team to return today

The Sri Lankan team who took part in the Paralympic games in Rio, Brazil will return to the island today. A special ceremony has been organized at the Katunayake international airport this evening to welcome them. Subsequently another function will be held in Colombo under the auspices of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to felicitate them.

Dinesh Priyantha Herath was able to win a bronze medal at the Paralympic games. Furthermore, all eight sports personnel were able to reach the final rounds of the events. 

The Prime Minister says Sri Lanka cricket team should aim to win the world cup 2019.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says Sri Lanka cricket team should aim to win the world cup 2019. He added that the victory should be achieved through lessons from the past.

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