MARCH 08, 2015

All hail Mad Max

Aravinda de Silva's steely resolve at the crease, as demonstrated in the 1996 World Cup final, coupled with his vintage strokeplay made him the first true Sri Lankan great
Aravinda de Silva saved his best for the 1996 World Cup © Getty Images
JANUARY 31, 2015

The last of Sanga

Kumar Sangakkara has maintained excellent standards over a glittering career; a World Cup trophy would be a fitting send-off
DECEMBER 29, 2014

A maverick with maturity

Tillakaratne Dilshan, one the few '90s era cricketers still around, is an entertainer who never backs down from a challenge
OCTOBER 26, 2014

Sri Lanka need to trust their own

There's still a tendency to look overseas when it comes to picking the coach. Are there grounds for this?
JULY 20, 2014

A man of his people

Mahela Jayawardene embodies artistry and steel in his batting, and warmth and humanity off the field
JULY 03, 2014

Sri Lanka's triumph of attitude

They won in England by playing tough, bloody-minded cricket, refusing to take a backward step, on or off the pitch
JUNE 01, 2014

Testing times for Sri Lanka

Given Sri Lanka's long struggle to attain Test status, the demotion of the five-day format to an inconvenient sideshow is particularly galling
APRIL 07, 2014

Two gentlemen of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka pulled together as a team in the World T20 to give Jayawardene and Sangakkara the farewell they deserve
APRIL 03, 2014

Here's to Herath

Stocky, unassuming, and bearing something of the air of the Sunday cricketer about him, Rangana Herath is the antithesis of the star Sri Lankan cricketer
MARCH 19, 2014

Lahore, five years on

The loss of international cricket in Pakistan since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus has been cruel on the country's fans and the rest of the cricket world
MARCH 11, 2014

Is supporting the opposition a crime?

Which sporting team you support is deeply personal, and tied in to your sense of identity
MARCH 02, 2014

There's something about cricket's artists

In the heat of battle, with the outcome in the balance, many fans will clap an opponent's shot if it is sufficiently beauteous
JANUARY 31, 2014

From 'sarong Johnnie' to national icon

By refusing to back down, Arjuna Ranatunga proved to the opposition and his own team that Sri Lanka had earned the right to compete as equals
JANUARY 06, 2014

Murali magic at The Oval

He could spin it on the M4, they said. Come the Oval Test in 1998, he proved them right
DECEMBER 01, 2013

Why Galle matters

There are few cricket venues more beautiful than the Galle International Stadium, a ground that has a special place in Sri Lankan hearts
NOVEMBER 04, 2013

Baila arrives at Lord's

When Sri Lanka played their first Test at Lord's, in 1984, a 16-year-old discovered the joy of being a supporter