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Sri Lankan high Jumper Manjula Kumara Wijesekara competes in the menís high jump qualifying round in the athletics competition at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. AFP

Sri Lankans storm into three finals

Manjula in high jump, Prasanna and Subashini in menís and womenís 400m:

Former Asian Championship gold medallist Manjula Kumara Wijesekera, along with sprinters Prasanna Sampath Amarasekera and Chandrika Subashini stormed to the finals of their respective events as Sri Lanka made its presence felt on the opening day of the athletic competition at the 16th Asian Games at Aoti Main Stadium here today.

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Nuwan in Lankan squad for Second Test

Seamer Nuwan Kulasekara has been recalled by Sri Lankan national selectors for the second Test against West Indies starting on Tuesday at the R. Premadasa Stadium. Fast bowlers Dammika Prasad and Thilan Thushara have both been axed after failing to take a wicket in the drawn first Test, with rookie Shaminda Eranga included in a 16-man squad.Kulasekara played the last of his 11 Tests against India 12 months ago.

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All matches called off early

All three Dialog Champions League matches were halted before the the schedule due to heavy thunder showers that was experienced last evening. At Police Park he hosts were in front 3-0 against Air Force when referee had to call off the game with 23 minutes of play left.

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