Explained – What is DRS in Cricket? DRS Rules, Meaning, Full Form and Umpire’s Call Explained – What is DRS in Cricket? DRS Rules, Meaning, Full Form and Umpire’s Call Source:Cricnerds Technology plays a key role in every international sport in the modern era. Likewise, even in the game of cricket, Decision Review System (DRS) along with many other technical aids has become an enriching part of the game played on a 22-yard pitch. The DRS or Decision review System has governed a fair share of match results in the past decade or so. The use of DRS has also allowed fans and viewers to understand the technicalities involved in cricket. However, there has also been much debate around the decision review system (DRS) and its rules with questions being raised over its legitimacy in all forms of cricket. We attempt to simplify the meaning of DRS, its rules, and ...

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“To Sir, With Love” Tribute from Arjuna Ranatunga to R.Rajamahendran his mentor   Source:Newswire Tribute from 1996 World Cup winning Sri Lankan Captain Arjuna Ranatunga to late R. Rajamahendran, Chairman of Capital Maharaja group. To Sir, With Love Mr. Rajamahendran, known to some as ‘Kili’ or ‘RR’, but will forever be ‘Sir’ to me, has made contributions to our country and society that are too great to ever be overcome. He pioneered a new age media, saw the potential in small businesses and expanded them into conglomerates, and shaped and molded sports by helping in the development of cricket, cricketers, and other sports from the shadows. Over the last few hours, we’ve seen people from all corners of the world paying tribute and accolades to this great gentleman by acknowledging his achievements. However, for me, Mr. Rajamahendran was a father, and as such, it has taken me some time to ...

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SOMASIRI DEVENDRA’S SUNDAY COLUMN, 25 JULY 2021   Look, sister, look! Isn’t that the rain that’s a-coming? Roaring, roaring, rolling over rocks and trees, Hard blows the wind; Hard strikes the lightning; Loud roars the thunder; Black turns the sky – Isn’t it the rain that’s a-coming?  (Suriya Shankar Molligoda sang this, in Sinhala) Yes, the rains have now come. In majesty.And it brings back that most comfortable and happy audio-memory of childhood: the sound of rain on the roof. “Such sweet thunder” the Bard said, (and Duke Ellington named an album of jazz “sonnets” in homage). We once lived in an old house in a village, long ago, and Rain was a regular visitor. There was the dainty, wispy mal-vaessa which ended all-too-soon; and there were the sunlit showers for “the jackal’s wedding”. But I like rain to be dour and heavy, to whip the branches and beat them “…ragged/ Tattered ...

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Killi Rajamahendran, Kerry Packer of Sri Lankan cricket-by Rex Clementine   Source:Island Kerry Packer was a godsend to Australian cricket. So was Killi Rajamahendran. At a time when cricket in Sri Lanka had no money, he financed the sport, single-handedly. He passed away yesterday at the age of 78. Killi, as he was fondly known, employed many cricketers; Duleep Mendis, Roy Dias, Arjuna Ranatunga, Ashantha de Mel, Sidath Wettimuny…. the list goes on. Players need not turn up for work at Maharaja’s, but if they did not attend training, Killi had a bone to pick. Ask Ashantha de Mel. Killi made the sport semi-professional. Duleep Mendis was identified by Killi when he was at school. He joined Maharaja’s at 20 and remained there for 30 years. He was heart broken by learning Killi’s death. So were the other cricketers. Sidath Wettimuny’s older brothers had given up cricket in a bid ...

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Skincare routine for your workout Whether you’ve always been a gym buff, or have only recently resorted to hitting that yoga mat while under lockdown, you know that working out takes a toll on your skin. While it’s healthy to sweat it out, the breakouts that tend to follow are never welcome. Workout skincare regimes are often neglected, backed by the belief that a regular dose of exercise is great for skin health. While that is undoubtedly true, dermatologists have also long been standing by the importance of good skincare habits to combat the acne, irritation, and redness that accompanies an adrenaline rush. So, be it a high-intensity cardio session, a series of kettlebell routines, or even just a brisk walk around the neighbourhood, here are a few pre-, during, and post-workout skincare tips to keep both your body and skin well-toned. PRE-WORKOUT Remove your makeup: Wearing makeup to the gym is a ...

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John Keells Properties welcomes new residents to The Suites at Cinnamon Life Leading developer John Keells Properties has officially begun the handover of the first keys of the ‘The Suites’ residential apartments at Cinnamon Life. The completion and handover of the apartment tower- which consists of 196 units ranging from two to four-bedroomed apartments-, marks an important milestone as Colombo’s premium waterfront mixed-development project begins to take shape. The iconic and highly anticipated Cinnamon Life Project commands a prominent location at the heart of Colombo’s burgeoning metropolis and will expand the neighbourhood’s living and lifestyle options; setting a benchmark for luxury, comfort and convenience. Commenting on the project handover, Nayana Mawilmada, Sector Head of John Keells Properties and Executive Vice President (JKH), said: “The completion of the Suites Tower and commencement of handovers marks a major milestone for the project, achieved in the midst of extremely challenging conditions over the past year in particular.  It is ...

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The Bridge On The River Kwai Film Location Sri Lanka By Patrick Ranasinghe         movies that financial considerations reversed the old convention, with Sinhalese The Kelani River flows through Kitulgala offering the opportunity for a gamut of water sports now. In 1956 the location was used to film the movie – Bridge on the Kwai.  Old Movie, Bridge On The River Kwai, Visit to the Bridge On The River Kwai film location Kitulgala, Sri Lanka. Old movies, Film location, train crash, greenery, William Holden, Alec Guiness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donale, Geoffrey Horne. And many locals as extras POWs including Chris Greet. 425 feet long, rising 90 feet above the water and supposedly costing a phenomenal quarter of a million dollars, Lean’s bridge was built at a small community called Kitulgala on the Masleliya Oya, a tributary of the Kelani River, between the Sri Lankan capital Colombo and Kandy. The cast and crew ...

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