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Walter Ranasinghe, a great supporter of sports in Kandy

Walter Ranasinghe
Walter Ranasinghe

General Secretary of the Public Service Sports Club, Kandy, Walter Ranasinghe is an Old Boy of Dharmaraja College,Kandy who is in this position since 2005 and a most efficient worker who has done vast improvements to the Club. Being an outstanding Sportsman in his mid sixtees he was involved in Judo, Karate and Boxing at school level and he is a Brown belt in Judo who has done Boxing at the Stubbs Shield and Junior National Boxing meets along with Gunathilake Brothers, Jayasundera Bros, Ananda de Alwis and A. Moonamale to name a few. With He is also a wellknown sports organizer who has organized Cricket Tournaments, Walking Races, Bridge, Carom and Billiard tournaments etc. annually to the Members of the Club.

The Public Service Club of Kandy was inaugurated by then Government Agent late Sir Richard Aluwihare in 1946. This is the only Club in Kandy for the recreation of the Govt. servants and their families. Walter Ranasinghe takes this opportunity to thank the former General Secretary, Late D.Ranasinghe from preventing the Club being shifted to another premises with the help of former President D.B.Wijetunge.

Other than the Club tournaments, the Club is organizing annual Cricket Tournaments for the Government Departments in the Central province for the Sir Richard Aluwihare Memorial Trophy Tournament. Walter Ranasinghe told this correspondent that due to Covid – 19 epidemic most of the tournaments are indefinitely postponed this year.

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