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Airmen excel at IPSC Sharp Shooter Championship

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Sri Lanka Air Force shooting team became champions at the IPSC Sharp Shooter Championship 2020 organized by the Hill Country Sports Shooting Club, Kandy. This event was held on the 02nd and 03rd October 2020 at the Hill Country Sports Shooting Range, Hanthana, Kandy.

IPSC Sharp Shooter Championships-2020 is an internationally recognized Level III competition and trial to select National level shooters to represent Sri Lanka in International encounters for the year 2021. More than 183 top Shooters from 16 Shooting Clubs in the country including Army, Navy and Police participated at this major event.

The SLAF Shooting Team consisting of 01 Officer, 14 airmen and 05 women, took part in 27 events under three categories (open, production and standard).

The SLAF shooters were adjudged as ‘champions’ with an unreachable lead by wining a total of 11 Golds, 09 Silver and 07 Bronze medals.

The awards ceremony was held on 04th of October 2020 at Hill Country Sports Shooting Range, Kandy under the patronage of the Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs Hon. Namal Rajapaksha.

Further, Cabinet Minister of Road Development Hon. Johnston Fernando, Chairman National Rifle Association and Chairman SLAF Shooting Air Commodore Janaka Amerasinghe graced the occasion as guest of honors.

 

Following are the Medals won by SLAF shooters during the event.

 

1. Production Division Individual (Men)

017713 CPL Fernando PMMR Gold Medal

 

2. Open Division Individual (Men)

34076 CPL Wijesooriya NP Gold Medal

34486 CPL Fernando HKDD Silver Medal

 

3. Open Division Individual (Women)

AW/3066 CPL Mudunkoth MGDPK Silver Medal

 

4. Standard Division Individual (Women)

AW/3651 LAC Wickramasinghe HDCL Silver Medal

AW/3429 CPL Mekala AT Bronze Medal

 

5. Shotgun Standard Division Individual (Men)

34486 CPL Fernando HKDD Gold Medal

37589 CPL Madushanka RGP Silver Medal

 

6. Shotgun Standard Division Individual (Women)

AW/3066 CPl Mudunkoth MGDPK Silver Medal

 

7. Shotgun Standard Manual Division Individual (Men)

017713 CPL Fernando PMMR Bronze Medal

 

8. Shotgun Standard Manual Division Individual (Women)

AW/3232 LAC Chamila Kumari HK Gold Medal

AW/3651 LAC Wickramasinghe HDCL Silver Medal

AW/2908 CPL Waidyarathna WMS Bronze Medal

 

9. Man Vs Man Open Division

34486 CPl Fernando HKDD Gold Medal

34076 CPL Wijesooriya NP Bronze Medal

 

10. Man Vs Man Production Division

017713 CPL Fernando PMMR Gold Medal

37197 CPL Pryashan HTWJ Bronze Medal

 

11. “Bianchi Cup” Overall Production Division

017713 CPL Fernando PMMR Silver Medal

37197 CPL Pryashan HTWJ Bronze Medal

 

12. “Bianchi Cup” Overall Open Division

34076 CPL Wijesooriya NP Gold Medal

 

13. Open Division (Men) team Champion

34076 CPL Wijesooriya NP Gold Medal

34486 CPL Fernando HKDD

37589 CPL Madishanka RGP

018988 CPL Gayashan HST

 

14. Production Division Team (Men) 1st Runner Up

36393 CPL Kodithuwakku GH Silver Medal

37197 CPL Priyashan HTWJ

017713 CPL Fernando PMMR

42180 LAC Chathuranga LLC

 

15. Standard Division Team (Men) 2nd Runner Up

37058 CPL Bandara KADS Bronze Medal

014855 CPL Padmasiri JPH

022251 CPL Vithana PEGNM

36799 LAC Bandara SKGNS

 

16. Standard Division Team (Women) Champion

AW/2908 CPL Waidyarathna WMS Gold Medal

AW/3429 CPL Mekala AT

AW/3232 LAC Chamila Kumari HK

AW/3651 LAC Wikramasinghe HDCL

 

17. Shotgun Standard Division Team (Men)

34076 CPL Wijesooriya NP Gold Medal

34486 CPL Fernando HKDD

37589 CPL Madishanka RGP

018988 CPL Gayashan HST

 

18. Shotgun Standard Manual Division Team (Men)

36393 CPL Kodithuwakku GH Silver Medal

37197 CPL Priyashan HTWJ

017713 CPL Fernando PMMR

42180 LAC Chathuranga LLC

 

19. Shotgun Standard Manual Division Team (Women)

AW/2908 CPL Waidyarathna WMS Gold Medal

AW/3429 CPL Mekala AT

AW/3232 LAC Chamila Kumari HK

AW/3651 LAC Wikramasinghe HDCL



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Murali hospitalised for cardiac treatment

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Muralitharan was at the Chepauk when Sunrisers played Mumbai Indians on Saturday, incidentally his 49 birthday. © BCCI/IPL

Sri Lankan cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who is part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad support staff in the ongoing IPL, has undergone an angioplasty in Madras.

It was reported that the champion off-spinner “had a stent fitted to unblock an artery, and will rejoin Sunrisers Hyderabad when discharged.

He has been the bowling coach and mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2015. His team has suffered three losses in a row this season.

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Dilhara Lokuhettige gets eight-year ban for corruption

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Dilhara Lokuhettige had been slapped with corruption charges in April 2019

“The severity of the sanction reflects the seriousness of his offences and his continued refusal to cooperate”

Dilhara Lokuhettige, the former Sri Lanka allrounder, has been banned from all cricket for eight years by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal after being found guilty of breaching the ICC’s anti-corruption code on three counts.

Lokuhettige had been slapped with corruption charges in April 2019, five months after the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) had also charged him. The charges relate to the 2017 T10 tournament played in the UAE, which is why the ECB had been first to lay charges.

In January this year, the tribunal found Lokuhettige guilty of:

Article 2.1.1 – for being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match.

Article 2.1.4 – directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any participant to breach code article 2.1.

Article 2.4.4 – failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the code.

“Having represented Sri Lanka in international cricket, Dilhara had attended a number of anti-corruption education sessions and would have known his actions were a breach of the Code,” Alex Marshall, the ICC general manager – anti corruption, said. “The severity of the sanction reflects the seriousness of his offences and his continued refusal to cooperate and should serve as a deterrent for anyone considering getting involved in corruption of any kind.”

An Al Jazeera documentary on cricket corruption in Sri Lanka had initially raised concerns about Lokuhettige. In that, Lokuhettige was seen to be in the room when another former Sri Lanka cricketer was talking to an alleged corruptor, as well as an Al Jazeera journalist posing as a prospective bettor.

Former Sri Lanka seamer Nuwan Zoysa was also found guilty of three corruption-related offences to do with that T10 tournament in November last year. Zoysa has since denied any wrongdoing.

Zoysa and Lokuhettige are the third and fourth former Sri Lanka players to be charged with corruption. Sanath Jayasuriya was the most high-profile cricketer to cop charges, and has served out a two-year suspension from the game, while former offspinner and sometime Galle curator Jayananda Warnaweera was the first to be charged with corruption by the ICC.

As Lokuhettige has been living in Australia and held no positions with Sri Lankan cricket, he has not faced a sanctions from the SLC so far.

He played 11 white-ball internationals for Sri Lanka, picking up eight wickets to go with 101 runs with the bat. His last competitive game was a first-class fixture for Moors Sports Club in February 2016.

 

(ESPN Cricinfo)

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Royal, Trinity march into semis as Ahan continues top form

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Royal College marched into the semi-finals of the Under-19 Division I Tier ‘A’ tournament with a convincing six wickets victory over Nalanda as they stopped the team inclusive of at least two leading players of the tournament at the quarter-final hurdle on Monday.

Chasing 190 runs to win, the tournament’s leading batsman Ahan Wickramasinghe scored an unbeaten 71 runs for Royal to seal the semi-final place with 11 overs to spare. Dasis Manchanayake who took three Nalanda wickets also chipped in with 22 runs.

Wickramasinghe has scored over 400 runs now in six matches. Raveen de Silva who scored an unbeaten half century and Vinuja Ranpul who chipped in with 22 runs for Nalanda are the tournament’s second and third highest run scorers. .

In the other Tier ‘A’ quarter-final played on Monday, Trinity beat St. Sebastian’s, Moratuwa by seven wickets to book their semi-final place.

While Royal meet the winners of the match between St. Anthony’s, Katugastota and Mahanama, Colombo in the semi-final, Trinity will encounter the winners of the quarter-final between Richmond and St. Joseph’s.

In the Division II Tier ‘A’ tournament, Lyceum International School, Wattala continued their impressive run as they edged out Rahula College, Matara in the quarter-final.

Results

Division I Tier A

Royal beat Nalanda at Mount Lavinia

Nalanda

189 for 7 in 50 overs (Rashan Dissanayake 30, Nadil Jayakody 32, Vinuja Ranpul 22, Raveen de Silva 59n.o.; Dasis Manchanayake 3/17)

Royal

191 for 4 in 39 overs (Sineh Jayawardena 60, Isiwara Dissanayake 21, Ahan Wickramasinghe 71n.o., Dasis Manchanayake 22; Dineth Samaraweera 2/32)

Trinity beat St. Sebastian’s at Reid Avenue

St. Sebastian’s

131 all out in 43.2 overs (Yashan Avishka 51, Savindu Rodrigo 30; Dinuka Thennakoon 4/23, Abishek Anandakumar 3/37)

Trinity

133 for 3 in 30.1 overs (Thevin Amarasinghe 39, Umair Raizan 60, Pawan Pathiraja 21n.o.; Sadeesh Fernando 3/39)

 

Division II Tier ‘A’

Lyceum beat Rahula at Darley Road

Lyceum, Wattala

148 all out in 42.1 overs (Gamitha Pawan 61, Jaron Fernando 20, Theekshana Shehan 26; Binura Sanketh 2/17, Sandew Rithmaka 3/27)

Rahula, Matara

117 all out in 42.2 overs (Tharindu Rajapaksha 52, Binura Sanketh 24; Mohammed Rifnaz 2/23, Mithush Lakshman 3/14)

(RF)

 

 

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