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Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Mathews stretches during a training session ahead of the second test match against England, in Colombo. AFP

England have pride and top position to protect:

Jayawardena must tell his mates to be ruthless

Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardena must tell his mates to be ruthless and go hard at the Englishmen when they meet in the Second Test starting at the picturesque P.Sara Stadium today. The Lankans mauled the lions inside four days and by 75 runs in the First Test in Galle. Now that they have the Englishmen gasping and on the ropes, they must deliver the knockout punch, that will also knock them down from the number one ranking in world cricket. The five-day Test which starts today will also be played on Friday which is an important day for both Buddhists and Christians. Friday is a Poya Day and Good Friday.

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Yoshitha leads Sri Lanka rugby team to Manila

Navy’s Yoshitha Rajapaksa will lead the Sri Lanka rugby team which will take part in the Asian Five Nations Division one tournament which will be held in Manila, Philippines from April 14 to 22 , 2012. Sri Lanka will confront Chinese Taipei , Singapore and host nation Philippines in this tournament.The Lankan team has been training hard for the last three weeks under the watchful eyes of national coach Phil Greening and is confident of winning the tournament and gaining promotion to top division.

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BRC bag CSN T20 Championship

BRC emerged champions when they beat Colts Cricket Club by one wicket and four runs in the CSN Premier Clubs T20 Tournament final played at SSC Grounds yesterday. Deciding to bat first, BRC hit 157 runs in 20 overs. A fine half-century(53) including five hits to the ropes and two over it by Andy Solomons along with the 35 runs second wicket partnership between Kusal Janith Perera and Harsha Vithana paved the way for BRC victory. Chathura Peiris (three for 18) and Sajeewa Weerakoon were the most impressive among the Colts bowlers.

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