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Hulangamuwa hockey player par excellence

Eric Hulangamuwa
Eric Hulangamuwa

Ashoka Eric Hulangamuwa, an Old boy of St.Thomas’ Matale is an outstanding Hockey player who did Cricket and Athletics at School. He became the Best Athlete in School in all age groups i.e. under 11,13,

15, 17 and 19. He was a fine sprinter and won the 100 & 200 metres at the Central Province Athletic Meet held in the year 1975. He was the first Thomian to be selected as a Secretary of the Hockey Federation of

Sri Lanka for three years. He was also instrumental in forming the Colombo Branch. of the OBA of St.Thomas’ Matale and became the first Secretary of that Branch. In 1987. Hulangamuwa organized the first Hockey ‘Big match’ between St. Thomas’ and Zahira College,Matale in the year 1980 and it has become an Annual event.

Eric Hulangamuwa was one of the recipients of the ‘Vikum Prasadhini’ award for sports presented by the Matale Old Thomians Association at the 5th Annual Top Ten Awards ceremony held at Matale a few years back.

He told this correspondent that although Matale was famous for Hockey at present there are less Hockey tournaments due to lack of sponsors.


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