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International U15 Cricket Challenge for Tuanku Ja’afar Trophy

Josephian all-rounder Dunith Wellalage to lead

Dunith Wellalage  (Sri Lanka Schools Under 15 captain)
Dunith Wellalage (Sri Lanka Schools Under 15 captain)

St. Joseph’s College Colombo all-rounder Dunith Wellalage will lead the Sri Lanka Schools U15 cricket team to the International Under 15 Cricket Challenge for the Tuanku Ja’afar Trophy 2018 in Malaysia.

The tournament which will be played for the 14th time since its inauguration in 2004 will be worked off from 23 to 28 April at two venues in Malaysia.

Sri Lanka the defending champions have won the title on 11 occasions. The Lankan team will leave for Malaysia on 20 April.

Sri Lanka cricketers Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera, Ashan Priyanjan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Gamage, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis are players who have benefited playing in this tournament.

Sri Lanka, South Africa, Bangladesh and host Malaysia will participate in the tournament which will be conducted on a league basis.

Sri Lanka U15 squad: Dunith Wellalage (Captain – St. Joseph’s College), Abishek Liyanarachchi (D.S. Senanayake College), Lahiru Chethana (St. Peter’s College), Asitha Wanninayake (St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota), Kanika Dayaratne (Royal College), Shakthi Udara (Rajasinghe MMV, Hanwella), Tehan Perera (Ananda College), Mithira Thenura (Tissa Central College Kalutara), Tharindu Gimantha (Prince of Wales’ College Moratuwa), Mineth Premaratne (Ananda College), Randula Dasun Dulakshitha (Mahanama College, Panadura), Ranuda Methsen Somaratne (Trinity College), Randunu Edirisinghe (Prince College, Ratnapura), Niman Umesh (Dharmapala College, Kottawa).

Officials: Susantha Mendis (Principal, Science College Mt. Lavinia - Chief-de-Mission), Poojitha Peelipotha (Dharmaduta College Badulla - Manager), Wasantha Kariyawasam (President’s College Maharagama - Tour Assistant), Damith Ratnaweera (Uhana Central College Ampara - Coach). - YK


 

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Glad to note a St Sebastian student has gained the captaincy....go sebs

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