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The basketballer who lived his father`s dream – Praneeth Udumalagala

A week ago, on Swishing the Nets – Basketball in 05 minutes, we unfolded the story of a promising basketballer, Praneeth Udumalagala. This week, we disclose the story of the champion, on how he accomplished his and his father’s...
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“My father passed on, I got injured, I still played” – Praneeth Udumalagala

53-56, HSC Blues were leading against Colombo BC in the finals of Colombo Super League (CSL), 2015. Anushka Jayalath passes on to Praneeth Udumalagala. The six-foot-tall Udumalagoda slots a 03 from the perimeter. Scores squared. Colombo BC goes on...

Sri Lanka Basketball, you ready?

A stellar performance in 2018 in both 5on5 and 3x3 formats of the game. Set to achieve great heights in 2019. Now, included in the long-term development plan initiated by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Sri Lanka Basketball, there...

“Facilities before medals” – Anjalee Ekanayake

Anjalee Ekanayake, was crowned MVP in the women`s final of the 52nd Senior Nationals 2018. Her team, Mercantile Services Basketball Association won the title for the second consecutive time. Anjaleee, also represents Sri Lanka in both 5on5 and 3x3...

Many Firsts for Sri Lanka Basketball

2018 was a year of diverse fortunes. It teared us up at times but brought joy at other times.  It taught us lessons for another decade. Joy was when the Sri Lankan National Team placed themselves closer to the...
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Can the dons gun down the rest?

D.S. Senanayake College entered the landscape of ThePapare Basketball Championship in 2017. The maiden championship left with bitter memories being kicked out in the group stages. For 2018, the Dons have backed themselves up with a more revamped practice...
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Gateway College set for TPBC18

Gateway College entered ThePapare Basketball Championship in 2017, after being crowned “B” Division Champions in 2016. Their maiden run with TPBC was ended when they bowed out at they emerged joint champions for the third place together with Lyceum...
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Good Shepherd Convent look to relive 2016

In 2016, under the captaincy of Shereen Preena, Good Shepherd Convent (GSC) emerged champions at the inaugural TPBC. Since then, it has been a tragedy for the girls as they were knocked out of the 2017 tournament in the...
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Hazeena & Co. front up for Lyceum International School – Wattala

Lyceum International School – Wattala (LISW)’s journey at TPBC 2017 ended in the quarter-finals. Led by Hazeena Abdul this time around, LISW possess tons of experience as two of their key players, Hazeena Abdul and Lubna Morseth have represented...
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Ave Maria revamped for 2018

Ave Maria Convent – Negombo did not have the best of runs in both the 2016 and 2017 ThePapare Basketball Tournaments. Having bowed out of the tournament from the group stages on both occasions, the outfit will be led...

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