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National football team to leave for Korea

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National football team will leave for Korean Republic on May 31 for the preliminary second round qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2022. The team captained by Sujan Perera will encounter Lebanon and Korea in Korea.

Sri Lanka will be facing Lebanon on June 5 at 11.30 am and Republic of Korea on June 9 at 4.30 pm. Both the matches will be played at Goyang Stadium, Goyang City.

The squad of 22 players and 11 officials of the Sri Lanka National Team are given below.

The squad of 22 players:

Sujan Perera (Captain), Prabath Ruwan Arunasiri, R.P. Danushka, Harsha Fernando, Roshan Appuhamy, Chamod Dilshan, Charitha Bandara, Duckson Puslas, Chathuranga Madushan, Marvin Hamilton, Chalana Chameeera, Jude Supan, Mohamed Musthaq, Mohamed Fazal, Kavindu Ishan (V. Capt.), Dillon Senan de Silva, Waseem Razeek (V. Capt.), Mohamed Aakib, Asikur Rahuman, Mohamed Hasmeer, Suoun Dananjaya, Rifkhan Mohamed. Officials: Amir Alagic (Head Coach), Asif Ansar (Manager), Amir Doksanaltic (Asst Coach & GK Coach), Dr. M.R.F. Jayasuriya (Team Doctor), M.I.T. Maduwantha Bandara (Media Officer), M. Eesaa Radhee Ibrahim (Technical Officer), Chathuranga Gamlath (Fitness Coach), Sanka Vidanaarachci (Performance Analyist), Muhiseen Abdul Barsith (Physiotheropist), Jeevana Caldera (Masseur), Roshan Pradeep (Kitman).



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Navy men and women record wins at Inter Club rugby matches

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The men’s and women’s rugby teams of the Navy secured two more wins in their encounters over the Air Force in the Sri Lanka Rugby Nippon Paint Inter Club League Rugby Tournament at the Navy Rugby Ground, Welisara.

Navy men scored a thrilling 32-31 victory over Air Force where T.M. Weerasinghe added points through three conversions and two penalties. Further, S.J.F. Gregory, R.A.N.U. Perera, M.A.F.M. Mushin and G.D.J. Laksara also made a try each.

In the meantime, Navy women recorded a comprehensive 55-0 win over their Air Force counterparts. In this encounter, A.H.S. Madumali scored three tries and collected points through five conversions. In addition, R.S.H. Kumari scored two tries and P. Dilani, M.R. Kumudumalee, G.G. Randunu and W.R.W. Vithana too scored a try each.

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Dinara, Sajida win first-round matches

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ITF Junior Circuit Week I Tournament

Dinara de Silva and Sajida Razick won their respective first-round matches of the ITF Junior Circuit Week I tournament which commenced at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts on Monday.

De Silva beat Silvia Caliman of Spain 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the second round and Sajida Razick overcame India’s Gagana Mohal with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win in her match.

The tournament is set to conclude on February 5.

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St. Anthony’s in command against Ananda

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Under 19 Cricket

Kaveesha Piyumal and Induwara Galapitage shocked Ananda sharing six wickets between them as St. Anthony’s, Katugastota contained the home team to 56 for eight wickets at stumps after posting a commanding 268 on day one of the Under 19 traditional match at Ananda Mawatha on Monday.

Mohomed Aaqil (73) and Kavindu Shehan (46) gave the hosts an ideal start adding 90 runs for the first wicket after they decided to bat first. Lahiru Abeysinghe, Rayan Anthonyzs and Janith Rathnasiri then made vital contributions for them to reach 268 runs.

In their essay home team were rocked by the visitors as Piyumal grabbed for wickets for 17 runs to rattle the middle order.

Scores:

St. Anthony’s

268 all out in 54 overs (Mohomed Aaqil 73, Kavindu Shehan 46, Lahiru Abeysinghe 47, Rayan Anthonyzs 27, Janith Rathnasiri 36, Charuka Ekanayake 21; Kithma Sithmal 3/86, Ashinsa Nainayake 2/57, Ayesh Shashimal 5/40)

Ananda

56 for 8 in 32 overs (Kaveesha Piyumal 4/17, Induwara Galapitage 2/11) (RF)

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