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What`s next for Sri Lanka 3×3? SLBF Answers

Both Sri Lanka men's and women's team concluded the 2018 3x3 Asia Cup in the 16th position. Men's team managed to win two matches while women's team only faired in a singular match. In reviewing the event, ThePapare.com met with...
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3×3 Asia Cup 2018: Junior-Senior combination for Sri Lanka

The third edition of the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup is set to tip off from the 27th of April – 01st of May in Shenzen, China. Sri Lanka, who were denied a direct ticket to the main draw with...
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John Salley and his 04 NBA Championship rings

John Salley, winning four championships, in three decades with three different team is known as the one of the best we have seen in the court in the history of the sport. The legendary NBA player, joins with ThePapare.com...
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“Some players come to the national team without basics” – Premila Fernando

A country that boasts a history of over a century in basketball, sadly neither possesses a national pool to prepare for a tournament nor a properly equipped indoor training facility. Premila Fernando, a veteran national player, an adept referee...
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Sri Lanka`s #1 in 3×3 Format: Imesha Thathsarani

This week on Swishing the Nets, we explore the story of Imesha Thathsarani. Imesha is ranked No.01 in the 3x3 format in Sri Lanka. Below are the excerpts. Q: Introduction to the sport? I started basketball when I was in...
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Two brothers, one dream, to bring what`s best for Sri Lanka

Ranthunaga`s for cricket, Weerarathene's for Rugby, Karunaratne's for Badminton, Thevakumar's for Basktetball?. It was and will always be an illuminating story when siblings band together to bring glory to mother Lanka. In modern day basketball Clinton and Arnold Thevakumar are...
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Head Prefect, Basketballer, Doctor-to-be – Lubna Morseth

Lubna Morseth, Head Girl of Lyceum International School – Wattala has not only excelled in academics but also in the Sri Lanka basketball scene. Being selected to represent both the junior and senior national women`s team at such a...
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2017 – wins against Japan & Hungary, 5-on-5 downfall

Christmas is over and in a few days it will be New Years` Eve. After that? Another cycle of 365 days named 2018. As we wrap up the present cycle, 2017, this week on Swishing the Nets, we discuss...
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“It’s not how fancy you can be in the game, it`s the buckets you...

This week on Swishing The Nets - Basketball in 05 minutes, Sudesh Paiva; National Basketball Players reflects his journey in the sport. Sudesh Paiva, first laying his hands on a bat and ball to play cricket, diverted his attention to...
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You must be disciplined, in the end it’s worth it – Leia Hamza

After having spent most of her childhood across the sea in Australia, Leia Hamza set foot on the paradise island a couple of years ago. From the day she arrived in Sri Lanka, she has been exceptional, breaking boundaries...

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