Zahira: past vs present vie for Ranaviru Trophy
Time has come for yet another encounter between the OLD BOYS and
PRESENT BOYS of Zahira College, Colombo to test their might in the
annual rugby match organized in memory of late Major Ifthikar Yoonoos.
Major Ifthikar Yoonoos Memorial trophy was initially organized by the
Group of 90s and Group of 2002 and thereafter has been an annual event
in the calendar of all rugby enthusiast of Zahira College. This year the
Zahirians have taken another step further by transforming the memorial
trophy to remember not only Major Ifthikar Yoonoos but also to make a
tribute to all the servicemen produced by Zahira who lost their lives in
the separatist war that lasted three decades.
"Zahira Ranaviru Challenge Trophy" (ZRCT) will be held at the Zahira
College grounds Maradana on October 4 (Sunday). The organizing committee
will felicitate the families of the late servicemen of Zahira College on
The event will start at 3.00pm with a friendly rugby match between
players of age over 40 and past national players of Zahira. The big
match between past and the present Zahirians will follow.
Former president of Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU), Senior
DIG Nimal Lewke will grace the occasion as the chief guest.
The event will be organized by the Zahira Old Boys' Rugby