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Sri Lanka Army, triumphant after 35 years

Sri Lanka Army emerged second runners-up in the recently concluded 52nd Senior Nationals after 35 years. The Soldiers were also victorious in the 2018 Defense Services Tournament after 22 years. Commander behind the troops, Harsha Fernando, revealed his war...
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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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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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“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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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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The new kids in the park, Gateway College – Colombo

ThePapare Basketball Championship (TPBC), setting the stage for the next generation of stars, will take center-field in the Sri Lankan basketball fraternity for the second consecutive year allowing twenty-eight top notch schools to compete to become the elite stars...
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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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St. Joseph`s Girls Aiming to Go One Better

ThePapare Basketball Championship (TPBC), setting the stage for the next generation of stars will take center-stage in the Sri Lankan basketball fraternity for the second consecutive year allowing twenty-eight top notch schools compete to become the elite stars of...
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2016 Runners Up, 2017 Joint Champions, 2018?

St. Joseph’s Girls’ School – Nugegoda emerged Joint Champions in the 2017 edition of ThePapare Basketball Championship, together with Holy Family Convent – Colombo 04. The outfit will be led by Nihara Perera in this year’s edition of the...
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HFC – Lyceum, SJGS – Gateway faceoff for shot at TPBC17 title

ThePapare Basketball Championship is on the quest for a new champion in the girls’ category for its 2017 edition. Defending champions, Good Shepherd Convent, bid adieu to the tournament and have paved the way for an open race between the 4 semi-finalists. 

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