Sri Lankan Gullivers facing Cricketing Goliaths in 1975 Source:Thuppahis Nicholas Brookes, in The Cricket Monthly, …. where the title is “Brave As Loons, Poor as Mice,” …. with highlighting emphasis inserted by The Editor, Thuppahi In 1975 the Sri Lankan cricket team had never toured outside Asia. But those who’d been paying attention would have known that their inclusion as one of the eight teams competing in the World Cup that year was well earned. In the past 18 months they’d dismissed West Indies for 119, fallen 17 runs short of victory in Pakistan and had the better of a drawn game against India. ...

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Sunanda Jayasekara – a sporting legend and a gentleman-by Indika Welagedara Source:Dailynews To Sunanda Jayasekara, sports was not just a game – it was a passion and a passionate pastime in his life. As a financier he still cherishes the lessons he learnt as an outstanding sportsman for his alma mater St. Peter’s College Bambalapitiya from 1973-77. Perhaps, sports would have been the reason for his gaining an employment opportunity in Canada. Talking exclusively to the ‘Daily News’ all the way from Canada even though it is a 10.and half hours time difference , , he recalled how an illustrious sports career could help build one’s character. “I believe in teamwork. This is one major lesson that sports has taught me throughout the years” said Jayasekara. ...

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