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  • Legendary Cannonball Run to be revived on 18th March 2016

    Meeting Rooms, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Colombo. 09 March 2016. French Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jean-Marin Schuh and German Ambassador Juergen Morhard are taking part in the traditional Cannonball run celebrated by Colombo’s 150 year old Galle Face Hotel, which will be held this year on the 18th of March 2016. The Cannonball run is an annual tradition celebrated on the Galle Face Green, to commemorate the extraordinary incident of a cannon misfire by a member of the British Artillery  in 1845. The 30-pound cannon had misfired during a practice session around the southern ramparts of the Colombo Fort, crashing through the roof of the now Galle Face Hotel, leaving a heavy dent on the drawing room floor where it came to rest under a chair. The cannon ball is at present preserved in the museum located in the South Wing of the hotel. In memory of this “infamous incident” an annual run has been held over the years, which begins at the

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  • Sangakkara the ‘man to fear’, says Muralitharan

    Kumar Sangakkara

    Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan said Kumar Sangakkara would be the batsman all other teams feared at the World Cup after the left-hander made his third successive hundred on Sunday. Sangakkara’s superb 104 against Australia in Sydney saw him become the first batsman to score hundreds in three consecutive World Cup innings. “In Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka have the number one one-day batsman in the world at the moment,” Muralitharan wrote in his column for the International Cricket Council website. “You can talk all you like about Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers or Glenn Maxwell –- and all of them have played superbly in this tournament –- but Sanga is the man all other sides will fear most of all,” added Muralitharan, a key member of Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning team. “His feat of scoring three World Cup hundreds in a row is incredible and his ability to score

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