“To captain Sri Lanka, that’s the ultimate dream” – Sripali Weerakkody

Sripali Weerakkody, not quite a household name, but if you’ve been a follower of the Sri Lankan Women’s Cricket team, no doubt you’ve seen her at work, leading Sri Lanka’s pace bowling attack. 

Harshana Godamanne; Sri Lanka’s shining star in Tennis

It has been a long while since the racket sport was introduced to the country by the British and Sri Lanka has taken considerable strides in the sport reaching the international sphere gradually. Despite the introduction in the British era, Tennis hit an all time low in the country when, in the early 2000’s, the country hit a rough patch in the sport.

From cow dung courts to Wimbledon glory – The Sania Mirza story

We often look at great personalities in World sport for inspiration. We remember the big names and applaud their feats, their astounding achievements leaving lasting impressions in our lives. While we are busy recollecting the greats in and around Europe and the West, we can forget those living closest to us. Mirza is one such. 

“I want to win an Olympic Medal for Sri Lanka” – Ravindu Laksiri

Eighteen year old Ravindu Laksiri made himself and the nation proud when he won the Plate title of the Asian Squash Championship few weeks back setting a new height in sport.

When representing your country, you form a different kind of love for the sport...

‘I never thought I would become a swimmer in my life. My mother forced me to go for swimming practices in school. Now I am here, thanks to my mother. Hoping achieve a lot more.’ were Jaffer’s opening lines to ThePapare.com as we sat down to discuss his latest triumphs.

The Resilient Upali Rajakaruna; War Hero turned Tennis Champion

“It was gloomy evening in May 1997 at the Jayasikuru camp. Private Upali who just passed out of the Military College representing the Sinha regiment with flying colours got his first assignment to Jayasikuru.

Deepthi Alwis: determined to take on Sri Lanka’s Netball challenge

With the Netball world Cup looming in the horizon, ThePapare.com sat down to speak to newly appointed coach Deepthi Alwis at the final trials for the World Cup conducted in the Sugathadasa Stadium on the 27th of May. 

“My Brother is my mentor” – Shanuka Sadaruwan

One week after ThePapare.com met with the national champion Gayan Sandaruwan; we sat with younger brother Shanuka Sanduruwan as he shared the story on how his bother inspired him in taking on the sport.

“Every bad thing I take as a good experience” – Gayan Sandaruwan

Winning the national championship for nine times and out of it winning it consecutively for six long years Gayan Sandruwan is the crown-prince of the motorcycle racing fraternity. ThePapare.com sat-in  with this gentlemen to share the story how he controls power beyond reality.

“I want to win an international medal for Sri Lanka” – Mihiliya Methsarani

Winning the bronze medal in the Asian Youth Games – 2013, Mihiliya Methsarani needs no introduction to the local squash fraternity.

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