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Paralympic games end with a tribute to the Iranian cyclist.

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have come to a close inside a packed Maracana Stadium. Singers, dancers and fireworks lit up the iconic stadium before tributes were paid to Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died on Saturday.


President of the International Paralympic Committee Sir Philip Craven said the movement was "united in grief". Referring to the success of the Games, Craven said the Rio Paralympics were "uniquely Brazilian and wondrous".

Craven had earlier passed the Paralympic flag between the mayor of Rio and governor of Tokyo, the Japanese capital city where the next Games will be held in 2020. His speech thanked organizers, athletes and spectators and he was warmly applauded when bestowing the Paralympic Order on the Brazilian city, his organization's highest honour.

Dinesh Priyantha Herath secure SL’s first medal in Rio Paralympics

Dinesh Priyantha Herath secured Sri Lanka’s first medal in men’s javelin throw F46 final at the Rio Paralympics. The 30-year-old Sri Lankan thrower cleared a distance of 58.23 meters, a personal best mark, to win the bronze medal. Indian Devandra Jhahharia won the gold with a new world record mark of 63.97 meters and Guo Chunliang of China secured the silver with a distance of 59.93 meters.  
 
Meanwhile, a Brazilian swimmer has won his fifth medal in Rio and his 20th overall, becoming the host nation's best-performing individual Paralympian. Daniel Dias took gold in the 50 meter freestyle in the S5 category. He raced against and defeated the man who first inspired him to become a Paralympic swimmer. 

New Zealand blade runner beats Pistorius record

New Zealand's Liam Malone has broken a Paralympic Games record held by South Africa's Oscar Pistorius. The 22-year-old from Nelson won gold in the men's 200 meters T44 final with a personal best time of 21.06 seconds.

The previous record time set by Pistorius was 21.30 seconds.

The President says the Mahaweli sports festival has become a platform to produce international level athletes.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Mahaweli Sports Festival has become a platform to produce international level athletes. It has served a lot to buildup the sports skills of rural children. The Mahaweli movement has also caused economic and cultural revolution in the country.

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Mahaweli sports festival begins today

The 28 Mahaweli Sports-meet will inaugurate from Dehiattakandiya today. 1200 sportspeople representing 13 Mahaweli zones will be participating in the meet. The athletic events would be held today.

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04 US swimmers who created a hoax at the Rio Olympics suspended


The three American Olympic swimmers, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger involved with Ryan Lochte in the infamous gunpoint altercation in Rio last month have been suspended from the US national team for four months. The US Olympic Committee had suspeneded Lochte for 10-months earlier for his role in creating an international incident.

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Paralympic ticket sales surpass one million

The figure has quadrupled since the Olympic Games closing ceremony on 21st of last month, when only 300 thousand tickets had been bought for the September Games.

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Transitioning SL face another stern test against Aussies

Many Twenty20 specialist players are expected to feature in the Sri Lankan line up in today's 1stTwenty20 International against Australia. It includes the likes of Chamara Kapugedara, Sachithra Senanayake and Thisara Perera while Kusal Janith Perera is expected to move up the order.

This will also be the last international series Tillakaratne Dilshan will be included in the Sri Lankan line up. Therefore, the new team led by Dinesh Chandimal will be keen to thank Dilshan by winning both the matches.

Meanwhile, Australia is likely to play the same team although Glenn Maxwell can make his way into the team.

The match is scheduled to begin at 7.00 p.m. Sri Lankan time.

The first T20 between Sri Lanka and Australia this evening.


Seamer Kasun Rajitha has been named in Sri Lanka's squad for the two T20s against Australia, while allrounders Thisara Perera and Milinda Siriwardana, batsman Chamara Kapugedara, and spinner Sachithra Senanayake, have also all been recalled.

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Tharanga, Dickwella & Dasun included in the SL ODI squad.

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews' calf tear has ruled him out of the remainder of Australia's tour, while all-rounder Thisara Perera and left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan have been released from the Sri Lanka squad for the fifth One Day International.

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