Lankan medal hopes shattered as Achini and Upuli are knocked out
Sri Lanka’s final hope for a medal at the 20th
Commonwealth Games was shattered when the women’s doubles partners
Achini Rathnasiri and Upuli Samanthika Weerasinghe lost to India’s
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the women’s doubles quarter
final match at the Emirates Arena on Friday night.
Grand closing ceremony today
The 20th Commonwealth Games will come to an end
tonight with a stupendous ceremony which will replicate the
transformation of the games’ appearance from one culture to another,
from Glasgow, Scotland to Gold Coast, Australia which is the host
city for of the next Commonwealth Games to be held in 2018.
Dharmasena - a leading umpire in elite panel
Lankan umpire on top: Former Test all-rounder
and now an elite panel umpire, Kumara Dharmasena is one of the most
sought after cricket umpires in today’s International cricket arena.
Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer Award:
Dickwella of Trinity 15th player to win Observer Cricket Award
Top Awards: Niroshan Dickwella of Trinity
College, Kandy became the 14th player who had won the Sunday
Observer Schoolboy Cricketer Award and winning his Test ‘cap’
against the recently concluded Sri Lanka-South Africa Tests matches.