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Sri Rahula enters cricket semis

Sri Rahula College Katugastota qualified to play in the semi-final of the under 19 Singer division III level I cricket tournament. The Rahula cricketers beat St. Mary’s College Matugama in the quarterfinals on first innings. The players who excelled and helped the team win were Dilshan Arabegedera, Tharindu Fonseka, Thushan Senarath, Lahiru Wijewardana, Krishantha Dilshan, Shairi Ranatunga, Janith Maitipe, Dilshan Arambegedera and Akash Ghariyawasiri.

Fazil to help in Matt Lee

Former national and Kandy SC Fazil Marija will help Matt Lee in coaching the backs of the Sri Lanka Rugby team for 2019. Fazil has a good knowledge of coaching back division players.

Trinity-St. Peter's Cup game on April 27

Trinity College the only Kandy school to have qualified to play in the Cup competition of the Singer inter-school League rugby championship will play their first game on April 27 against St. Peter’s College at Bambalapitiya. Trinity College last won the League in 1987. Last year, they were placed third

Rajans-Antonian Plate game on April 22

On April 22 at Nittawela, one of the Plate rugby games between Dharmaraja College and St. Anthony’s College will take place. In 2017 it was the Antonians who made Kandy proud by winning the “Plate”. The eight-team Plate contest, took place on par with the Cup championship and SACK came out on top with some top class rugby to win the first league title for the Katugastota school.

Kingswood will play Sri Sumangala in Plate

On April 20 Kingswood College will play Sri Sumangala College at Nittawela in a Plate rugby game. Both teams are equally balanced. The second game is with D.S. Senanayake College on April 28 at Nittawela followed by Zahira College game on 5 May at Havelock Park and St. Anthony’s College at Nittawela on May 13.

Vidyartha vs Zahira on April 21

The Plate game between Vidyartha College and Zahira College has been fixed for April 21 Sunday at the Nittawala grounds. Vidyartha in their first round division I B group games won four and lost one out of five.

St. Sylvester’s take on Ananda in Bowl

St. Sylvester’s will play Ananda in Colombo on April 20 in their Bowl competition game. Sylvestrians in their first round Division I B group, won two and lost three out of five games.

Sri Rahula qualify for Shield

Sri Rahula are in the Shield competition of the inter school rugby tournament. A school which took up to rugby in the 1990’s and was famous in mini rugby Sri Rahula won three out of five games in the first round and lost two. In the first round they had great difficulties finding grounds and have done well with limited facilities. Their fixtures are first match Moratuwa Vidyalaya away, CWW Kannangara home, v Dharmapala MV away and v Priyarthna MV home. They have a problem getting venues.

Kandy Gateway juniors do well in badminton, TT

Kandy Gateway College were runners-up at the Central Province Badminton Tournament 2019 organized by Mahanuwara Y.M.B.A at the Peradeniya University indoor stadium. The team comprised players like Asjad Asam, Akindu Abeyratne and Mishal Mumthas and were coached by Rohan Wijesinghe. The TIC was Nayathri Halangoda.

In the Central Province table tennis tournament also organized by the Mahanuwara Y.M.B.A at the same venue, their girls u-12 became champions and boys team were the runner-up. The players who gave their best were Mithara Premadasa, Lisara Ranaweera Himali Hippola (TIC and coach of the girls), Chamathka Ratnayake, Dhanuja Jayawickrama, Adhil Lafir, and Amaar Akram (boys).

Rugger ball

Old Trinitians are preparing for their unique event, the traditional “Rugger Ball” which traditionally follows the Kandy leg of the Bradby encounter held a few hours after the game, this time too it will at the Grand Kandyan Hotel on May 11.

The Rugger Ball is organized by the Kandy branch of the TCK-OBA. Further details can be obtained from the organizing committee chairman Dr. Ajay Jayaseelan on 0777804455/0777877199

Antonians and Sylvestrians excel at T 20

St. Anthony’s College won the T20 cricket tournament organized by the Provincial Education Department with the support of Kandurata FM and Infortec International and held at the Asgiriya grounds. The winners were presented with the Kandy Schools provincial level Kandy City Centre trophy. In the deciding game St. Anthony’s College beat St. Sylvester’s College, by 10 runs to win the championship. Scores: St. Anthony’s 105 in 17.4 overs and St. Sylvester’s 95 in 19.1 overs. The schools that took part were Trinity, Dharmaraja, Vidyartha, St. Anthony’s, Kingswood and St. Sylvester’s. The tournament was well organized thanks to Dulanjali Amarakoon the event coordinator and Ajith de Alwis Director of Infortec International and Madawa Jayasinghe manager KCC - the main sponsors.

Kandy finish fourth

Kandy cricket team led by Dimuth Karunaratne finished fourth in the Sri Lanka cricket super provincial 50 over tournament. They beat only Dambulla in their last first round game and lost the third place playoff game against Dambulla by 94 runs.

Roshan tipped to lead Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Rugby has picked a squad of 39, out of which seven players are from Kandy SC. Out of this squad only 24 will be selected. Kandy SC’s Roshan Weeratne is tipped to lead the side. The rest of the Kandy SC players are Yakoob Ali, Uchitha Jayasuriya, Mohamed Shabeer, Suhiru Anthony, Tharindu Chathuranga, and Thilina Wijesinghe. The teams is being selected for the tour of Malaysia. The matches are: 1 Match on 2nd May - Sri Lanka Select vs Malaysia Select at National Stadium, Sports City, Kuala Lumpur, 2nd Match on 4th May - Sri Lanka Select vs Malaysia Select at National Stadium, Sports City, Kuala Lumpur. This will be followed by the Asian Rugby Championship to be held in Chinese Taipei where Sri Lanka’s first match is on 29 May vs Philippine at Taipei Municipal Stadium, 2nd Match on 1 June Loser or winner of match No. 1 vs Loser or winner of Match No. 2.

Antonians U19 Div II 2018/19 runner-up

The final of the Under 19 division II two-day cricket final ended in a draw with Royal taking the first innings lead. Batting first St. Anthony’s 266 in 88.5 overs and Royal replied with 314 in 84.3 overs. OY

Shaminda and Rizmert to coach Madina Warriors

Madina Warriors academy has picked Shaminda Kumara as the head coach and Rizmeer Jabar as his assistant. The Academy has a good number of youngsters.

Dudley remembered

Sportsman Dudley Senanayake will be remembered by Kandy sports lovers, on his 46th death anniversary. He died on 13thof April 1973. Dudley received his secondary education at S. Thomas' College, where he excelled in sports. He became the Head Prefect, captained the cricket team, and gained colours in hockey, boxing and athletics. He won the Victoria Gold Medal for the most outstanding student at S. Thomas’. He served as Prime Minister from 1952 to 1953 (first term as the second Prime Minister of Ceylon), in 1960 (second term) and from 1965 to 1970 (third term).


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