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Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo, 4th day

Robson's fifth hundred completes Lions' job

Mar 1, 2014: Sam Robson underlined his batting potential with his fifth hundred of the winter as England Lions secured a series win against Sri Lanka A in Colombo

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Nishantha Ranatunga defends SL's new stadiums

Dec 24, 2013: The construction of new stadiums for the 2011 World Cup left the SLC in massive debt, but the board's secretary has said these developments will attract investment

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Sri Lanka's chief curator to be honoured

Feb 19, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will felicitate its chief curator, Anuruddha Polonowita, at the end of next month's second Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st semi-final, World Twenty20, Colombo

Toss key in spin-heavy contest

Oct 3, 2012: In a clash of two powerful bowling teams at a spin-friendly venue, the outcome of the toss could have a bearing on the result

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Sri Lanka news

Sri Lankan military takes over three stadiums

Nov 3, 2011: The cash-strapped Sri Lanka Cricket has handed over three international stadiums to the military

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v England, World Cup 2011, Colombo

Chasing woes ease at the Premadasa

Mar 23, 2011: While chasing might not be the favourite thing to do at the Premadasa, a relaid track and new floodlights mean it is not quite the devil either

Sidharth Monga

ICC World Cup 2011

Premadasa Stadium still behind schedule - ICC

Jun 7, 2010: The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, one of the venues for the 2011 World Cup in the subcontinent, is still running behind schedule in terms of readiness of the pitch

ESPNcricinfo staff

2011 World Cup news

ICC happy with state of progress of Sri Lanka venues

Feb 13, 2010: The ICC's three-member delegation in Sri Lanka has expressed satisfaction at the work being done at the three venues which will host the World Cup games

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

2011 World Cup news

Sri Lanka World Cup venues on track - ICC

Dec 14, 2009: The ICC's two-member delegation in Sri Lanka has expressed satisfaction at the work being done at the three venues which will host the World Cup games

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Call correct, call the shots

Aug 29, 2008: At some venues hosting day-night ODIs, just winning the toss might be enough

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v India, ODI series, 2008

Top-order batsmen hold the key

Aug 22, 2008: After two low-scoring games in Dambulla, the teams move to three straight day-night contests at the Premadasa, and the statistics suggest the onus is on the top order to perform

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2007

Test cricket returns to the R Premadasa Stadium

May 13, 2007: Test cricket returns to the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo when it hosts the first Test of the three-match series against Bangladesh next month

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sharad Pawar chairman of organising committee

Mumbai to host 2011 World Cup final

Dec 12, 2006: Mumbai has been chosen as the venue for the World Cup 2011 final through a joint decision taken by the four subcontinental boards

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Colombo, Unitech Cup

Formidable Sri Lanka face rejuvenated Indians

Aug 15, 2006: Sri Lanka, always formidable opponents on their own soil, start as favourites

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

A city made for cricket

Oh to be in Colombo, smelling the flowers, watching the birds soar past the Premadasa and hanging out at the Blue Leopard (or is that the Blue Elephant?)

Sharda Ugra

Carnival time

Get your fill of short-format action at the Premadasa during the World Twenty20

A calming influence on a noisy capital

In the city with three international cricket venues, the sport is visible wherever you go

Shanaka Amarasinghe
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