Recent commentsLatest 50 commentsJagath Perera on Selectors find holes in coachingThe selectors keep creating the biggest holes.Dias on Kusal Perera, Dushmantha Chameera available for NZ tour selectionI hope they are not rushing Chameera back! Nice to see KJP back!Shaheed Akram on Road to WC 2023Whatever team or squad it will be useless if after every series before the World Cup we keep experimenting and changing the top order. Batsmen need time to develop in one position. One reason we don't have batsmen scoring many centuries is because of this.Shaheed Akram on Sri Lanka Cricket seeks report from team manager after 'heavy defeat' against IndiaWho will they blame this time? Born Again? Player Agents? Club mafia? Always some conspiracy and it's never the fault of selectors or management.Shaheed Akram on 3rd ODI, Sri Lanka in India, 2023 – HighlightsIndian batting was solid but our bowlers just were not right enough. So many full tosses, half volleys and short balls.Sasm on India seek whitewash, Lankans aim to avoidI think it is safe to say that batting lineup has not worked for us. Batters need to setup but Kusal has not done well at 3. We should just continue to let him open. Asalanka at 3. Need a little bit of experience in the line up too. Hope KJP is fit and in form.AJ on Did cult group ‘Born Again’s influence lead to Sri Lanka’s WT20 debacle? SLC panel finds evidence “inconclusive”@MW, you are absolutely right! Evidence is 'inconclusive' itself implies born again influence is there.No committee would be foolish enough to make social disorder if come out categorically to say it in the report.True, immediate actions should be to remove,Sangha,Mahela Kalpage ,Jerome Jayaratna who are appointed members.How slanderous Mahela behaviour of such riches & reputation opening his restaurant during our tour.What a cheeky fella? No surprise,he chose to be born again! I read somewhere using Burgher girls as prey to incite Buddhist players,Mahela, Bhanuka, Pathum etc.Sanga's fatherin law a pastor, so no surprise .Now the lid opened bare, these individuals should not anymore be our go to men in future.Let them enjoy their loot as they wish boiling live crabs all over.That should be a reason why these two turned to be born again to enjoy'happily'boiling live crabs!God has created these creatures for our enjoyment, surely was Pastor Jerome' answer to make these two happy & MW on Did cult group ‘Born Again’s influence lead to Sri Lanka’s WT20 debacle? SLC panel finds evidence “inconclusive”Look at some members of this born again clique holding powerful positions in our cricket.Sangha,Mahela,Ashley,Mohan,Ravin,Samantha Dodanwela,Jerome Jayaratna ,Kalpage,Kaluwitharanaetc.Even president Shammi is born again sympathizer because his wife & all children are born again. Some of them would try to tell they are Christians/Catholics only but you can understand they are giving all hidden support to this cult for obvious reasons keeping a blind eye.This is just the tip.This committee is not powerful enough to dig deep.Ashley Silva was criticized as the worst CEO in the country but how he is still there?Our long standing cultural Pirith ceremony was stopped .The most notorious man should be Jerome Jayaratna because he holds a lot of power through Namal. Immediate actions should be taken to replace this board & remove Sanga,Mahela ,Kalpage & Jerome Jayaratna. Of course the white ICC too will support the born again clan, so we have to fight it out.Jagath Perera on Report on ‘Born Again’ cult affecting sports team selections handed to Sports MinisterSame thing can be said about Buddhist and Sinhalese too? They hold all the top positions everywhere and they want only their religious ceremonies to take place and call it culture.MW on Casinos, fake prophet marred Sri Lanka's World Cup, report findsBorn again cult (& Burghers) run a grip in the SLC.Vandersay enjoys a free ride all the time.Pastor Jerome, Umpire Lyndal, Ashley Silva,Mohan Silva,Jerome Jayaratna,Sangha,Mahela,Kalpage,Ravin W. Samantha D, Hathura ,Shammi ,Godfrey etc what more proof you want holding all top positions.COPE named Ashley as the worst CEO in the country but he still enjoys & warms it over a decade now.Not just reports we want urgent effective actions.They have stopped the Pirith Ceremony for departing teams which is our culture.Bring an interim board asap .MW on Report on ‘Born Again’ cult affecting sports team selections handed to Sports MinisterBorn again cult (& Burghers) run a grip in the SLC.Vandersay enjoys a free ride all the time.Pastor Jerome, Umpire Lyndal, Ashley Silva,Mohan Silva,Jerome Jayaratna,Sangha,Mahela,Kalpage,Ravin W. Samantha D, Hathura ,Shammi ,Godfrey etc what more proof you want holding all top positions.COPE named Ashley as the worst CEO in the country but he still enjoys & warms it over a decade now.Not just reports we want urgent effective actions.They have stopped the Pirith Ceremony for departing teams which is our culture.Bring an interim board asap .Shaheed Akram on Dilshan Madushanka dislocates right shoulder in Sri Lanka's 1st ODI defeat against IndiaAyyo! Really wanted to see him playing in the side regularly. Bad luck...Shaheed Akram on Report on ‘Born Again’ cult affecting sports team selections handed to Sports MinisterWow! This was published in the Financial Times? Calling any religion a cult is offensive and what kind of joke is this about influencing selection?? First player agents were accused of having powerful influence and now it's a religious minority being blamed. Ridiculous theories!Jehan on T20 World Cup Report opens can of wormsSri Lankans should learn from the mistakes of their past and immediately stop harassing religious minorities. A person's religion shouldn't matter when it comes to their profession.Sasm on Playing XI for the 2nd ODI vs INDFair point. Do agree, Pathum and Kusal have been settling in to opening roles. It will be good solidify the positions. Kusal, Pathum, Asalanka, Avishka is a solid batting lineup once they settle. If Dana was consistent, he would be a good option for 3 too, with pace still on.Wasantha De Silva on Playing XI for the 2nd ODI vs INDMadushanka might have an injury, although I would like to give an opportunity to Lahiru as well.Wasantha De Silva on Playing XI for the 2nd ODI vs INDAvishka's 3 ODI centuries have come batting in 1st and 3rd positions (Mahela might analyze his T20I data since in ODI he has plenty of time to settle down), even though I would personally like him to come after 1 down since Mendis & Pathum has nicely maintained our opening batter duties for the past year. My personal opinion is that Rajitha is a good all-format bowler now, he needs to maintain his nerve in these batting paradise pitches (Kolkata will be the same for sure, India planned to get their all batters in form ahead of WC to settle their batting lineup)Sasm on Playing XI for the 2nd ODI vs INDI don’t know if Avishka should bat in the top 3. Based on the analysis that Mahela had done, it’s best for him to come in when the field is spread out. Shanaka should come in at 5. Rajitha bowled well in the last game but he will be the weak link if there is no swing. Kolkata seems to be a batting friendly pitch.Jagath Perera on 1st ODI, Sri Lanka in India, 2023 – HighlightsLahiru Kumara in Kasun Rajitha outJagath Perera on Playing XI for the 2nd ODI vs INDIt would have been better if you posted this under blogs without posting it in photos.I also think Lahiru Kumara should be playing but I don't feel Dilshan Madushanka should be dropped.Dias on 1st ODI, Sri Lanka in India, 2023 – HighlightsWhat changes should we make for the next match?MW on Sadeera aims a long journey in all three formatsAnother low confidence & lack of self respect player in the calibre of Bhanuka & Diccka. All his good knocks given by his supreme man, always a long eulogy upstairs whenever he does occasional good. Scoring low pace LPL will reveal his deficiencies soon, of course unless divine help always with him.He can ask the supreme daily how much he is going to score in the next game as Yeheli revealed. That is the secret dialogue we have to respect.The other two have failed miserably in spite of Supreme help but ,but for Sri Lanka's sake we will see his God would make a difference this time that this chap would succeed with lack of confidence in his own abilities.Doosra on Shivam Mavi impresses on debut as India defend 162What changes should SL make for the next game? Rajitha maybe replaced I feel.Dias on Mahela Jayawardena gets one year extension as Consultant CoachShould be coaching SL full time.Dias on SL will put up a good challenge against India, says DasunNeed to bat well and put up big totals to challenge India. Hope they do it.Dias on SLC wants selectors to continue, but Sports Ministry on the fenceReplace selectors!Jehan on Nuwanidu, Avishka and Sadeera in Sri Lanka squad for IndiaThis squad will give India a good challenge in T20s.Jehan on The breaking and making of MuraliA very good article!Shaheed Akram on Nuwanidu, Avishka and Sadeera in Sri Lanka squad for IndiaProbable Sri Lanka T20 and ODI squad:Dasun Shanaka ( Capt),Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhannjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (T20), Ashen Bandara, Nuwanidu Fernando (ODI), Sadeera Samarawickrema (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Mahesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay (ODI), Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Pramod Madushan, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara (T20), Chamika Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando,Chris Silverwood (Head coach),Naveed Nawaz ( Assistant coach)Shaheed Akram on India's home season to begin on January 3 with Sri Lanka T20IsAvishka Fernando/Nuwanidu Fernando Pathum Nissanka Kusal Mendis Angelo Mathews Dhananjaya de Silva Bhanuka Rajapaksa/Sadeera Samarawickrama Wanindu Hasaranga Lahiru Madushanka Dilshan Madushanka Dunith Wellalage Lahiru KumaraJagath Perera on Is KJP still injured?Dropped from LPL side??Jagath Perera on India's home season to begin on January 3 with Sri Lanka T20IsThis will be a good series! I would like to see Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka opening the batting.What is your Sri Lanka team guys?MW on Is ex SL Cricket Media Manager behind the mystery of Dinesh Schaffter or was he set up?case analysisThis is a powerful Tamil christian rich business clan's shady business. Main thing coming out from this is Dinesh was doing shady deals.Why such an eminent person going to meet a fellow at the cemetry?That is the most important question.He himself had driven there.Does any normal person go to the cemetry to meet any?The last place someone would like to go if not for a funeral is the cemetry.He seemed gone there very easily so had been there many times. He was so relaxed having a snack on the way..The government will try to cover this because this will reveal these christian Tamil clan including Mahendrans Maharajahs (Brian Thomas previous employer) are master crooks. Surely Maharajahs there, they don’t even put this in the news item.Some love triangle probably gone bust here.Maharajahs, Shafters, Brians all connected to cricket board. SLC Born again group should be investigated.Where was Pastor Jerome?Get Yeheli Sangakkara speak to God to reveal all in an instant..Come on Yeheli.AJ on මේ පාර කැපෙන්නෙ කවුද? | LPL 2022 Colombo PhaseGood to hear of the reports that the term of office for all elected office bearers at the SLC is to be limited to two terms .The CEO is also warming the seat now over a decade. The rule should be applied to the CEO also to get rid of this cabal.Jagath Perera on Nuwanidu Fernado's 56 | Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Falcons | LPL 2022This young batsman looks very promising!Doosra on Chamika under fire after chief selector opens can of wormsDisgraceful if this is true!MW on Satire: Sri Lanka Cricket needs an authoritarian president to fight indisciplineThis writer says SL is not any more white colony but he is more bothered about the culture of drinking, dating, smoking, and partying among our cricketers which is against our culture.But he has missed that Sri Lanka cricket seems to have become Burgher colony ( Born Again colony) and so their culture of drinking dating partying have ruined our boys surely.One of this cult's tricks seems to be getting Buddhist boys married to their burgher girls to convert them to born again & drinking culture. Mahela & Bhanuka stand out. Short stumpy boys fall head over heels forgetting right & wrong to marry fun loving colourful burgher girls.Sangha another fool similarly.It looks they have roped in Pathum whose mother brought him up selling flowers at Kalutara Bodhi too seeing the published wedding photos.True this has to stop.As long as Born again influence & their girls ,drinking partying & dancing culture continue we are doomed.Dias on Sri Lanka Hand Chamika Karunaratne One-Year Suspended Ban Over Contract BreachBiggest threat to Sri Lanka comes from Buddhist extremists. No group has caused more harm than this one single group. They have harassed and discriminated against all other religious minorities and have unleashed violence that has set this nation back many years. Buddhist extremists like the Rajapaksas destroyed the economy and are accused of mass murder. Buddhist extremism is a cancer for Sri Lanka.Dias on Bhanuka withdraws from Sri Lanka ODI squadThere is religious discrimination and harassment taking place?Doosra on 1st ODI, Afghanistan in Sri Lanka, 2022 – HighlightsWell played Afghanistan! Bloody shame for Sri Lanka!MW on පෙර දැක්ම | සටන්කාමී ඇෆ්ගන් පිලට එරෙහි තීරණාත්මක තරඟය ( Preview| SL vs AFG, 1st ODI PICS 2022)The God's boy has pulled out on his instructions. Yeheli Sangha & Bhanuka along with the pastor on the floor pleading the God.Result of the series is very obvious ,mates.We are DOOMED!!AJ on Chamika Karunaratne Unfair Omission, religious and cricket issues discussed in parliamentThere is a serious cult in the SLC.They have become so bold now to come openly to tell us the 'might' of their God who would decide we win a Cup or not.So fall in line they say.I could not believe my eyes Yeheli telling Sangha grovel on the floor pleading the God.Sangha's reputation vanished to thing air in a second! Until an interim committee is brought in, the current selection committee should be sacked immediately & replaced with a strict chairman & without christians.Asantha Mel, Labrooys,Johns, Kaluwitharanas Kalpages etc all seem to be responsible.MW on Sri Lanka Hand Chamika Karunaratne One-Year Suspended Ban Over Contract BreachToday they say Chamika was penalized on disciplinary grounds.Then Mohan Silva should immediately resign because just two days ago he lied publicly telling all it was due to non performance.Yeheli said Sangha says 2014 WC was won bec of God.Bhanuka says Asia cup was won by God.This gives a good account of how our cricket is run.Ashley Silva,Mohan Silva,Ravin W. & Namal’s uncle JJ, Godfrey Dabare.Prasanna Rodrigo among others are in this religious group & all holding top places in the board. Shammi Silva’s entire family in this religion.How come, about 7% population grabbing our top most places & then discriminationg our Buddhist players on flimsy grounds.Mind bongling,bewildering to say the least.Dickwella,Vandersay & Mendis etc go on in spite of even murder!ICC sacking talk is to frighten us, sack or not, cricket or not ,remove this entire board with an independent group.Country first & then cricket.MW on Sri Lanka faces International Cricket Suspension?Today they say Chamika was penalized on disciplinary grounds.Then Mohan Silva should immediately resign because just two days ago he lied publicly telling all it was due to non performance.Yeheli said Sangha says 2014 WC was won bec of God.Bhanuka says Asia cup was won by God.This gives a good account of how our cricket is run.Ashley Silva,Mohan Silva,Ravin W. & Namal's uncle JJ, Godfrey Dabare.Prasanna Rodrigo among others are in this religious group & all holding top places in the board. Shammi Silva's entire family in this religion.How come, about 7% population grabbing our top most places & then discriminationg our Buddhist players on flimsy grounds.Mind bongling,bewildering to say the least.Dickwella & Mendis etc go on in spite of even murder!ICC sacking talk is to frighten us, sack or not, cricket or not ,remove this entire board with an independent group.Country first & then cricket.MW on Sri Lanka T10 League in June 2023. First ICC full member to conduct T10 leagueIt is such a shame Yeheli & Sangha think 2014 WC was won by the Supreme God for us.And her admission that everyday Sangha too falls on his knees pleading the God this way immediately took away any respect I had for him & considering Sangha as an intelligent person.Earlier it was all his training vigorously even after others left .This is very dangerous now.Players like Bhanuka plays well when his Pastor says we would win the cup & Bhanuka fails miserably if the pastor gives a forecast that we would lose.There is a whole bunch playing like this.Chameera & Binura (Angelo) etc would fake 'muscle' injury to help the pastor's forecast.Sanga Mahela running many charities like Goodness foundation for rural children is fascade to convert our poor children.We need to banish Sangha & Mahela Kalpage from all posts & also the SLC bigwigs sooner than later.Namal's uncle Jerome J gives them political power.Come on Arjuna this is a national tragedy.Never support Namal again.MW on Wasn’t Meant to BeThere is going to be an inquiry about a Pastor who prophesied that Sri Lanka would not going to win the T20 Cup.He takes credit that he predicted that SL would win the Asia Cup.The suspicious issue is that this pastor's born again prodigy Bhanuka who was the player of the series in the asia cup failed miserably in the WC.We could have won easily over NZ or England after the good start if Bhanuka did score decent runs.But strangely enough he did not.Was it by purpose he failed?? Why? Was it a born again conspiracy to show how great that pastor & how right the born again religion? Even the captain is in their religion.His mate Chameera too seems to have a 'muscle injury''.Not Chameera's long ankle injury. Other Ragama pastor mate Binura too went down suddenly with a muscle injury.The pastor had predicted a few of our players would be down with injuries.Isn't there something crooked here??Born again conpiracy?AJ on Lanka Premier League (LPL) set to be scrapped?😊Even what Mahela, with such world fame, did was very unprofessional.He should be a millionaire but chose ashamedly to open his crabs while engaged with tour duty.Is he so poor to stay a few days before or after the tour there on his expense to open it ? Come on Mahela, so stingy?Leaving aside Arjuna's whatever personal vendettas he has with the SLC, he should bring strick rules to good governance & discipline to SLC & the players.SLC does the cunning thing to dish out its cash to covid/hospitals/govt funds or open grounds in Ministers' electrorates to escape its corruption.Did n't they start some cricket function recently from Polonnaruwa! Why Polonnaruwa? What a joke! These crooks should be kicked out sooner than later with an interim committee.SLC will threaten ICC will suspend us to get our fear out so that they can rule ever.Suspended or not ,get the crooks out Arjuna.AJ on Lanka Premier League (LPL) set to be scrapped?😊We don't like Arjuna as a politician.However the facts he brings out here is quite right.How come Dasun was engaged in Business Ads? A shame, the national captain! Then how can he control the rest.I think Dasun should be stripped of his captaincy as an example to others however much good he is as a captain.So many parties & extravaganzas unbelieavable.Was the purpose of the tour for fun?Discipline has gone through the roof clearly.Vandersay,Mendis,Dickwella,Bhanuka ,a bunch for fun & frolics.So the results understood.In Australia unlike Dubai, girls & booze freely available,so contrasting results naturally.LPL /T20 league notoriouly breeding betting,girls,& booze.What happens to bevy of white girls coming to dance? Ending up in officials' & players' rooms surely.We want a LPL after a clean out.This is good time for that bec no Namal, the SLC crooks can run to for survival.Jerome J & born again clan have a grip on Nama.No Dayasiri too.Best time to clean up for the Minister & ArjunDeepani Lo on Three-Member Committee To Probe Danushka Gunathilaka Incident: Sri Lanka Cricket BoardChief defender Steven Whybrow and junior counsel Katrina Musgrove. Currently these two are defending famous Bruce Lehrmann against most well known Brittany higgins. These are best in sexual assault field in Australia with forensic investigations back ground. Forget about SribLankan lawyer . https://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/meet-the-lawyers-of-the-brittany-higgins-bruce-lehrmann-rape-trial/news-story/18124dde4decca170804e5cf5ae8f0c5AJ on The curious case of Danishka Gunathilaka, the other side of the coin.I agree SLC should the SLC should fight the case out to save the name of SL cricket. However SLC has to take stern action on a click of such players who are notorious in this regard & been caught in the previous occasions too but SLC has turned a blind eye then.You notice the regular offenders are Vandersay,Kusal Mendis,Dickwella along with Danishka.These three players too should also not be considered to overseas tours or minimum given serious warnings separately.We saw Bhanuka, Vandersay & Mendis on private boat tour recently in Dubai.SLC cannot put this again under carpet & they should bring out very strict tour restrictions on such players when on tour.The SLC has to ban all parties & other extravanzas for the touring group in this background. It may look a bit harsh but after such scandalous incidents, mind you, repititive , nothing but a TOTAL ban on parties ,BDay celebrations etc hereafter needed, we have to bring in harsh restrictions on players other countries don't have.