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Dambulla stadium floodlights to be upgraded at Rs. 150 mn. cost

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Sri Lanka Cricket is currently working to upgrade the floodlights system at the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, despite the venue not hosting more than 3-4 Day and Night ODIs a year.

The tender in this regard has been awarded to DIMO, which has already commenced work.

It is said that the project could cost around Rs. 150 million.

Dambulla had hosted day-night ODIs until 2010, but players had been critical about the lights’ lack of intensity, which affected batsmen in particular. The venue’s floodlights were later ruled to be inadequate for international cricket, as they produced substantially less than the 2500 lux of light required as a minimum by the ICC.

The venue has hosted just 55 D/N ODIs since it was established in 2001.

The lights project is underway while two other projects planned by a previous SLC interim committee has been halted.

It had been planned to build an indoor gymnasium and swimming pool at the R. Premadasa stadium for the training of the national players but plans had been halted midway even despite the laying of a foundation to do so.

‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ learns that players have expressed their displeasure over prioritizing the floodlights of a stadium which only hosts a handful of games, over the gym and pool which are two basic requirements for the players’ training.

Earlier, it was alleged that DIMO had secured a contract to replace non working lights at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Khettarama, Colombo but had even replaced lights that had been working with no issue.

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Arthur C. Clarke Centre announces satellite launch for next year

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The Arthur C. Clarke Centre has announced plans to launch a satellite next year. 

Professor Chandana Jayaratne, Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit at Colombo University’s Physics Department and Chairman of the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, emphasized the need for further infrastructure development to educate schoolchildren on satellite technology.

He made these remarks during a program focused on teaching students about satellite technology.

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Suspect in burglary of Sachithra Senanayake’s house arrested

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Police have apprehended a suspect involved in the burglary of former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachithra Senanayake’s house in the Kalalgoda area of Thalangama. 

The burglary occurred on the night of June 22, 2024.

The suspect, a 34-year-old resident of Thalangama, was identified through CCTV footage. 

Police recovered the stolen items, including a laptop, two tablet PCs, five expensive watches, four valuable bracelets, two rings, and Rs 10,000 in cash, from the suspect’s house. 

The motorcycle used in the theft has also been seized.

The suspect, who has a history of criminal activity and was recently released on bail after serving time for multiple burglaries in Kottawa, Thalangama, and Maharagama, will be produced before Homagama Court. 

Kottawa Police are conducting further investigations.

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MP Dylan Perera’s vehicle involved in highway accident

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MP Dylan Perera’s vehicle was involved in an accident near the Galanigama interchange on the Southern Expressway. 

The former minister was not injured, but another passenger in the car sustained injuries.

Kalutara-South Police and Highway Police are conducting further investigations into the incident.

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