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‘If you’re willing to work hard, you can succeed’ – Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson, Swedish Golfing Champion, speaking at the HSBC Premier Lifestyle Webinar Series to host Andrew Cotter, renowned BBC Sports Commentator, spoke of his early beginnings in the sport and the role it has played in his life. Stenson, who...

“Sri Lanka Schools Rugby is off the charts” – Bryan Habana

South African Rugby Legend Bryan Habana, speaking at the HSBC Premier Lifestyle webinar series, expressed excitement and surprise at the popularity of Rugby in Sri Lanka, particularly in the schools arena. In the first episode of the webinar series, host...
Varun Prasath

Sri Lankans championing cricket in Malta

A 32-year old Accountant from Kandy, Sri Lanka, is rocking the cricket scene in a tiny European country named Malta. He caught the eyes of ThePapare.com journalists when he smashed 335 in 7 innings in the recently concluded Summer League...
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Video – 2019/20 Sri Lankan First Class Season – Let’s Talk Numbers

The Premier First-Class tournament organized by Sri Lanka Cricket for the 2019/2020 season was concluded successfully crowning Colombo Cricket Club as the champions. It was a remarkable season which witnessed many outstanding accomplishments by both batsmen and bowlers.  Most Runs...
Underprivileged dreams

Unfulfilled cricketing dreams

A dream gives you hope, shows your purpose, and makes you live for a tomorrow. It is the fuel that drives you through the journey to your destination. But, to some dreaming alone is a luxury that they cannot...
Feature - From Zero to Hero

From zero to hero – taking back glory

Billions of seconds lead up to a single run, a jump or a throw that could decide whether you succeed or fail. In the world of athletics, there is no room for setbacks. Each and every athlete is vying...
Hiruni Wijayaratne of Sri Lanka in action in the 97th Sri Lanka Athletic Nationals

Making the country smile – Hiruni Wijayaratne

Last year, when Sri Lanka was busy winning medals at the South Asian Games and the congratulatory posts flooded social media, there was a thing that escaped everyone’s notice.   Sri Lanka’s long-distance running icon Hiruni Kesara Wijayaratne pulled out of...

Sri Lanka Cricket and the Lanka Premier League …

Remember the days when T20Is were considered the outlandish brother of Test & ODI cricket and was played if there was spare time in a major tour?  Now, there is a World Cup, dedicated to the T20I format, which is...

The‌ ‌best‌ ‌schools’‌ ‌cricket‌ ‌structure‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌world?‌ ‌

Dr Ivan Fitzwater, a renowned author once said, "The future of the world is in my classroom today," likewise, the future of Test Cricket remains in today’s schools’ cricket grounds. We are talking of a system which began in the...

Forgotten ODI innings from the 90s

If you were asked to pick the 10 most memorable innings by a Sri Lankan in ODI Cricket, what would your choices be? Most probably you would go for World Cup innings or the clearest in your memory, where more...

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