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Channa Pathirane heads Old Trinitians Rugby Scrummage

Channa Pathirane
Channa Pathirane

One of the finest rugby forwards of the mid 1990’s Channa Pathirane was elected chairman of the Old Trinitians Rugby Scrummage at their Annual General Meeting held on Saturday at the at the Orient Club. He is sure to continue the good work done by the previous president P. Sivasubramanium and his committee.

The Patron is the principal Andrew Fowler-Watt, the two vice presidents are well known person in the rugby field Ashan Ratwatte and Thakshila Hettiarchchi both were top class players. The new secretary is Amil Ramanathan and the treasurer is Asanka Ranhotti. The committee was made of top players like Janindha Dunuwile, Nilantha Ratnayake, M.T.L.J. Perera, Harris Omar, Murad Ramzeen, D.N.R. Fernando, Thusith Inok, Lakmal Tennakoon and S.W. Chang.

The new chairman Channa as he is popularly known was a lock forward who sported the Trinity College jersey in 1988 under Bindu Dandeniya.

Then in 1989 he played under Rohan Ranaraja and led the Trinitians in the R. Premadasa knockout tournament that year.

In 1989 he played few games for Kandy SC as a schoolboy and had to keep off from rugby due his higher studies.

Old Trinitians Rugby Scrummage (OTRS) is an organization affiliated to the Old Boys Association of Trinity College Kandy and manages rugby across all age groups at the school under the guidance of the principal. It remains responsible in the areas of management, administration and coaching of rugby at Trinity.

The main object of the Scrummage is to promote the advancement and progress of rugby, within the means of the rugby Scrummage, in concurrence with the Principal, to enlist the support of the former rugby players of the school to Trinity College, foster fellowship among all former players and to raise funds in support of Trinity rugby.

It is the brainchild of Kenneth Boteju who played for Trinity in the late 1940’s as a wing three quarter.

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