After heavy lobbying, Sri Lanka has secured further three months to put forward a comprehensive action plan to show why the Olympic Council of Asia should not strip Sri Lanka of the hosting rights of the Asian Youth Games in 2017.

Ranabima Warrior Supun Randeniya and sprint sensation Himasha Eashan grabbed track honours with personal best performances in the first fitness trial for the pool athletes held at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium Diyagama on Saturday.

Former 1500m world champion Steve Cram has said Mo Farah should "move on" and not worry about collapsing after finishing the New York half-marathon.

High jumper Udantha Bandara and sprinter Shanika Fernando both from Gateway College Colombo were adjudged as best male and female athlete of the Inter- International School Athletics championship (ISAC) 2014 concluded at Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.

Saman Kumara and Geethani Rajasekara emerged men and women's champions at the Lanka Lions Road Race held yesterday between Mount Lavinia and Vihara Maha Devi Park.

The made –up men's 4x400 relay quartet comprising Hasith Nirmal (11m hurdler), PH Chamal (1500m), Indunil Herath (800m) and Jagath Gunathilake (400m hurdles) gave a rousing end to the athletics competition.

Saumya Sooriyampola and P.H. Chamal added two more silver medals to Sri Lanka's tally while women's captain Jani Chathurangi won a bronze medal on the opening day of the athletics competition of Lusofonia Games held at GMC Sports Complex Bamboliam, India yesterday.

It's hard to imagine that the soft-spoken Shivanthi Rathnayake is a national athlete, representing Sri Lanka in the international arena.

Central Province athlete Lional Samarajeewa and Western Province long distance runner Geethani Rajasekara won the men’s and women’s titles respectively of the National Cross Country Championship conducted at Diyagama yesterday.

Sri Lanka has already finalized a 42-member group for the forthcoming 3rd Lusofonia Games which will be held in Goa India from January 18 to 29 while another set of athletes will be added to the tour party along with a football team.