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Mathews replaces Pathirana, official announcement to follow

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All-rounder Angelo Mathews has been picked to replace injured seamer Matheesha Pathirana in the 15-man World Cup squad, team sources confirmed.

His name has been sent to the ICC Event Technical Committee for approval before an official announcement is made.

The decision was reached this morning and Mathews was preferred over seamer Dushamantha Chameera. This is to strengthen the fragile middle-order batting.

Mathews and Chameera linked up with the team last Friday, ahead of Sri Lanka’s fourth league game against Netherlands in Lucknow.

Sri Lanka are presently in the 9th position on the points table, having lost their first three games against South Africa, Pakistan and Australia.

Sri Lanka Captain Dasun Shanaka has already been ruled out of the tournament with a quadriceps tear and was replaced by Chamika Karunaratne.

Mathews has not played an ODI since the first game of the home series against Afghanistan in June. He was never in the selectors’ radar but injuries and a crumbling middle-order saw him being included.

(dailymirror.lk)

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Samitha Dulan sets world record in Kobe

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Sri Lanka’s Samitha Dulan set a new world record in the Men’s Javelin Throw F44 category at the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships.

He also won Silver in the F64 category after recording a distance of 66.49 meters.

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Fmr. state minister Diana Gamage granted bail

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Former State Minister Diana Gamage has been released on bail after appearing before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court over allegedly obtaining a passport by producing false information.

She had arrived at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court earlier today over accusations of obtaining a passport by submitting false information.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had yesterday submitted a report to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, naming the former State Minister as a suspect in the case pertaining to the obtaining of a diplomatic passport after providing false information.

Accordingly, the Colombo Chief Magistrate Thilina Gamage had ordered the CID to take appropriate measures and report back to the court.

(adaderana.lk)

(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by adaderana.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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New SL ambassador to China assumes duties

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The Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the People’s Republic of China – Majintha Jayesinghe had assumed duties yesterday (May 20).

The post of the Sri Lankan ambassador to China was vacant for several months after the tenure of Dr. Palitha Kohona ended.

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