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Men of the Finals

Aravinda takes it up a notch

Dec 25, 2014: On the biggest stage of them all, after Sri Lanka lost their openers early, de Silva stood head and shoulders above the competition and his team-mates


Mad Max makes magic

Oct 30, 2014: Aravinda de Silva's masterclass in batting stunned India in the 1996 semi-final, before an Eden Gardens meltdown

Sambit Bal

Four Sri Lankan masters

Jun 28, 2014: From Mendis to Sangakkara, a look at a few iconic batsmen who shaped Sri Lanka's cricket

Ramachandra Guha

Greatest Teams

One-day giants

Dec 1, 2011: Five one-day international sides that have left a lasting mark on the game

George Dobell

Sri Lanka news

Could not bear losing World Cup - de Silva

Apr 7, 2011: Aravinda de Silva, the outgoing chairman of selectors, has said that Sri Lanka's failure win the World Cup final is something he could not bear

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka news

SLC selection committee quits before end of term

Apr 6, 2011: The Sri Lankan selection committee, headed by chief selector Aravinda De Silva, has handed in its resignation to the sports minister today

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC World Cup 2011

de Silva non-committal on Jayasuriya, Vaas

Dec 14, 2010: Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors Aravinda de Silva gave no indication that Sanath Jayasuriya and Chaminda Vaas would be in contention for a spot in the final 15

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Asia Cup 2010

'Mendis was left out for tactical reasons' - de Silva

Jun 10, 2010: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka's stand-in captain, has said he is thrilled with the performances of youngsters like wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal and allrounder Jeewan Mendis

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka news

Sri Lanka plans Twenty20 league with foreign players

Jun 5, 2010: Sri Lanka Cricket is planning to revamp its domestic Twenty20 tournament by allowing foreign players to participate, Aravinda de Silva, the board's newly-appointed chief selector has said

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Aravinda de Silva targets World Cup glory

May 31, 2010: Aravinda de Silva, Sri Lanka's former captain and newly-appointed chairman of selectors, has singled out winning the World Cup in 2011 as his "primary responsibility" in his latest role

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka news

Sri Lankan sports minister slams cricket board

May 31, 2010: Sri Lanka's sports minister, Chandrasiri Bandara Ratnayake, has called Sri Lanka Cricket the third most corrupt institution in the country

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Aravinda de Silva takes over as chief selector

May 26, 2010: Former Sri Lankan captain Aravinda de Silva has been named chairman of a new four-member national selection committee by sports minister

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka Under-19 tour of Australia

Practice games key to Under-19 success - Wikramanayke

Oct 19, 2009: Sunil Wikramanayake attributed the success of Sri Lanka's Under-19 cricketers in Australia to the number of practice games the squad played at home

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lankan news

SLC to check on security measures for World Twenty20

May 15, 2009: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will be sending its security consultant Lawrence Fernando to England on May 17 to assess and report on the security measures in place for next month's World Twenty20

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Home truths for Sri Lanka and Jacob Oram

Mar 21, 2008: Sri Lanka's batsmen have consistently turned it on when playing at home, but most of them have struggled for runs overseas. The same can be said of Jacob Oram the bowler

S Rajesh

Aravinda's solution to declining standard of school cricket

'Play school matches on matting wickets'

Feb 11, 2008:

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Under-19 World Cup 2008

Batting is key for Sri Lanka U-19s - de Silva

Feb 11, 2008: Aravinda de Silva has said that the Sri Lanka Under-19 team could be a threat to the other countries if they batted well in the U-19 World Cup

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Guy de Alwis also part on 10-member committee

Aravinda de Silva appointed in to interim committee

Feb 7, 2008: The seven-member committee headed by former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga will expand to ten with these new appointments

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Former Sri Lankan batsman wants to restructure school cricket

de Silva heads SLC cricket committee

Jan 26, 2008: Newly-appointed chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) cricket committee Aravinda de Silva wants to improve the pitches prepared for junior cricket

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Team gears up for World Cup in Malaysia

de Silva to assist U-19 squad

Dec 30, 2007: de Silva will meet the squad on January 2 and assist them till February 9, before they depart for Malaysia. He will not accompany them on the tour due to some private commitments

Sa'adi Thawfeeq
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