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Royal-Trinity should be a thriller with title on the line

May 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 


By Chris Dhambarage

A rousing game of rugby is expected when the traditional rivals Royal College and Trinity College clash in the first-leg of the 73rd Annual Bradby Shield Inter-Schools encounter which will be played at Pallekele in Kandy on Saturday (20).

This match is of great significance for both teams as the winners are also assured of emerging Cup Champions in the 2017 Singer Inter-Schools Under-20 League Tournament.

Both teams have cleared some of the toughest hurdles on their way during their first-round matches as well as in the Cup Segment of the league and are really determined to showcase their talent and potential.

In fact, Royal and Trinity have figured in some of the most fascinating inter-school rugby games in the recent past and last year’s fixture was a classic example of their rivalry.

In a dramatic turn of events to the 2016 encounter the Bradby Shield was shared,only for the second time in the history of the series, after both teams ended with the same aggregate.

Royal clinched the first-leg 22-17 in Colombo but Trinity took the second-leg 18-13 at Pallekele and the two teams had collected 35 points each.

This year too, Royal and Trinity have maintained their reputation as two of the pioneers of the game with some dazzling rugby throughout the current inter-school season.

Even then, both teams suffered a minor setback midway in the season with Royal going down to Isipathana College (17-22) on their home grounds and Trinity losing to St. Peter’s College (13-15) at Bambalapitiya.

But apart from these two obstacles, both teams have looked quite formidable on the field and now they have set up a fascinating contest in this final week of the league tournament.

Both teams will also take the field with a great amount of confidence after having recorded morale boosting victories in their previous outings played last week.

In fact, Royal signalled a clear warning to their rivals as they warmed-up for the Bradby Shield in style while recording a comprehensive 35-19 victory over Wesley College in a vital encounter.

In contrast, Trinity had a tough outing as they were stretched to the maximum before pulling off a hard fought 15-10 victory over the reigning league champions Isipathana at Pallekele.

The key player for Royal will be their dynamic flanker Hamza Reeza who has already made a lasting impression in the current season while emerging as the most successful try scorer in the league tournament.

Reeza is in tremendous form having scored two match-winning tries in last week’s vital game against Wesley and in the previous outing he went on the rampage to score five tries against Zahira College.

In addition, Janidu Dilshan (7 tries) and Sabith Feroze (6 tries) have also been consistent try scores for Royal in the current season with Mohamed Shaqir living upto expectations as a reliable place kicker.

Trinity’s main weapon will be Diluksha Dange who has scored eight tries in the league tournament while Reshan Madena and Akitha Sakalasuriya have scored five tries each.

Trinity will be also hoping for an improved performance from their place kicker Lashane Wijesuriya who has experienced mixed fortunes in the current season.

Petes end Trinity’s unbeaten record

April 29, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 


St. Peter’s College created another major upset as they brought down the unbeaten Trinity side 15-13 in a thrilling Singer Inter-Schools Under-20 League Rugby Tournament second-round match worked off at Bambalapitiya on Saturday (29).


The Peterites after their stunning win over Isipathana College in a first-round fixture put up another giant killing performance as they collected their points from one goal, one try and one penalty.

Trinity of course took the initiative as they built up a close 8-3 lead at half time but some crucial mistakes cost them the match as they responded with two unconverted tries and one penalty.

Royal down Thomians to regain Gunaratne Trophy

April 29, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 


By Chris Dhambarage

Royal College regained the Michael Gunaratne Trophy when they defeated their traditional rivals S. Thomas’ College 31-14 in their Singer Inter-Schools Under-20 League Rugby Tournament second-round fixture worked off at Mount Lavinia on Saturday (29).


Royal who were trailing 12-14 at half time came back strongly with a spirited performance in the second half to turn the game in their favour while collecting their points from three goals and two tries.

The Thomians after a promising start completely lost their way during the latter part of the second half as they surrendered quite meekly while managing to score only two converted tries.

Royal opened scoring shortly after the kick-off with JaniduDilshan going over for a magnificent try with Mohamed Shakir adding the extra points.

However, S. Thomas’ bounced back in style with Christian de Lile adding the finishing touches to a superb move and Dion Dias made no mistake with the conversion to make it 7-7.

Few minutes later, S. Feroze found a huge gap in the Thomiandefenceand Shakir missed the conversion but Royal managed to extend the lead to a commanding 12-7 at that stage.

S. Thomas’ hit back almost immediately and succeeded in putting the opposition under pressure while bringing play into the Royal territory through some excellent rucking and mauling.

The home side managed to penetrate the Royal defence for the second time in the match as H. Senanayake went over following a crucial five metre scrum. Dias added the extra points and S. Thomas’ went into half time with a 14-12 lead.

But the Thomians could not add any points to their tally in the second half with Royal taking full control of the situation with their forwards and the three quarters forming a great combination.

The team from Reid Avenue planted three classic tries during a dominant second half performance with S. Feroze, R. Fernando and Y. Rashmika doing the honours in style.

Skakir managed to convert only one try but yet Royal ran out victorious by a convincing margin of 31-14.

Rain-affected centenary match ends in draw

March 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 


The Centenary Battle of the Blues Inter-Schools Big Match between traditional rivals Trinity College and St. Anthony’s College was also severely affected by bad weather at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy.

Even then, Trinity were able to take major honours in this rain-curtailed encounter as they piled up a formidable 270 for five in their first innings and then had the opposition struggling at 99 for six in reply.

Trinity’s first innings total was built around two superb innings from Hasitha Boyagoda (90) and Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan (83) who took the Antonian bowling apart with some aggressive batting.

In fact, the Trinitians could have easily scored over 300 runs but with bad weather curtailing play they decided to close the first innings at 270 for five.

The Antonians in reply were in deep trouble when the match was called off eventually with V. Nethumal and T. Dilshan threatening to run through the innings.

Ugly scene mars Trinity’s big win

February 25, 2017 by · 1 Comment 


By M. Shamil Amit

An unnecessary incident instigated by a Wesley College player, who kicked a Trinity College player on the verge of touching down for a try in the dying stages of the match, marred an otherwise decent game at Longdon Place on Friday.



The incident which flared up saw some of the Wesley schoolboys invading the field and making a mess, putting their school to shame – something that should be nipped in the bud by the schools authorities to ensure that there would not be a repeat.

At the time of the incident the Trinitians were already winners by miles, with the score at that stage reading 57-24, before the game ended with the Lions roaring to 64 points. Their tally came off seven goals and three tries to Wesley’s total accumulated through two goals and two tries.

The first half of play saw the Trinitians going into action as early as the second minute with an under the post try by Pasan Samarawickrama giving fly half Lashan Wijesuriya an easy conversion.

Seven minutes later Trinity increased their lead with Diluksha Dange going over for a try and Lashan adding the extra points. Wesley scored back to back tries in the 14th and 17th minutes, first by skipper Denister Gunatileke and the other by Avishka Lee, who converted one.

From there on it was a ding dong battle with Trinity scoring in the 21st minute through Lashan Wijesuriya who made the conversion himself and then Wesley scoring four minutes later with an unconverted try by Avantha Lee.

A hat-trick of tries within a space of ten minutes by Trinity, first by Mohamed Ikram, and then Rasheen Bandaranayake and Rishen Madena – with Lashan converting two of them – saw them leading 40-17 at the short whistle.

On resumption Wesley went into the attack and succeeded to penetrate Trinity with Imesh Aponso going over for a try and Avishka adding the extra points.

But that was all the Wesleyites were able to achieve as the Trinitians went on a scoring spree and succeeded in planting four more tries through Navin Rajaratnam, Anuka Boyagoda, Gaurav Seneviratne and Akitha Sakalasooriya, with Rishen and Lashan converting one each, before the unfortunate and unwanted incident occurred, in the very first match of schools rugby season.

Referee – Dinka Peiris

Trinity College vs S. Thomas’ College – S. Thomas’ College won by one wicket

February 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 


Result: S, Thomas’ won by one wicket

17:10 – S. Thomas’ College 2nd innings (target 122) 124/9 in 40.5 overs 

Romesh Warnaperuma 35*, Vimukthi Netumal 3/45

16:22 – S. Thomas’ College 2nd innings (target 122) 108/9 in 34 overs

Romesh Warnaperuma 19*

14:57 – S. Thomas’ College 2nd innings (target 122) 44/2 in 11 overs

R. Kodithuwakku 24*, D. Peiris 111*

14:11 – S. Thomas’ College 2nd innings (target 122) 13/2 in 3 overs

R. Kodithuwakku 8*, Sithara Hapuhinna 0*

Trinity 2nd innings 76 all out 

M. Suhaib 1*

13:07 – Trinity 2nd innings 48/6 in 13 overs

Tisaru Dilshan 13*, Badugoban 0*, Kevin Iriyagama 2 for 13

12:12 – Trinity 2nd innings 17/2 in 6 overs

Sanoogith Sanmuganadan 9*

S. Thomas 1st innings 179/9 dec in 52 overs

Sitara Hapuhinna 76, Vimukthi Netumal 5 for 63

10:40 – S. Thomas 1st innings 145/8 in 41 overs

Senan Peries 9*, Harin Ratnayaka 0*, Dimukthi Netumal 4 for 37

Day two 

17:41 – S. Thomas 1st innings 123/3 in 27 overs at close 

Mantila Wijeratne 27*, Sithara Hapuhinna 71*

17:11 – S. Thomas’ College 1st innings 92/3 in 20 overs

Mantila Wijeratne 16*, Sithara Hapihinna 51*

16:09 – S. Thomas’ College 1st innings 20/2 in 6 overs

Dinura Gunawardana 9*, Tisara Hapuhinna 6*

Trinity 1st innings 224 all out in 64.5 overs

Himanga Suriyampola 36, Hasintha Jayasuriya 26, Sanogith Sanmuganadan 35, C Ratnayake 5 for 54

15:12 – Trinity College 1st innings 219/8 in 61 overs 

M. Sohib 2*, T. Banugoban 24*

14:22 – Trinity College 1st innings 210/7 in 56 overs 

Thisaru Dilshan 8*, T. Banugoban 20*, K. Ratnayake 3/36

13:23 – Trinity 1st innings 167/6 in 40 overs

Purna Wanasinghe 12* T Banugoban 0*, K Ratnayake 3 for 32

12:06 – Trinity 1st innings 141/4 in 29 overs at lunch

Hasitha Boyagoda 20*

10:35 – Trinity 1st innings 48/1 in 10.3 overs

Himanga Suriyampola 18*, Sanogeeth Sanmuganadan 2*, Hasintha Jayasuriya out 26

Trinity College won the toss and elected to bat first 

Live updates: Trinity College vs Nalanda College

December 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 


Result: Match drawn

17:57 – Nalanda 144/8 (41 overs)

Kalana Perera 6*, Umesh Dilshan 6*

16:47 – Nalanda 105/4 (18 ov)

Suhaga Wijewardana 15*, Kasun Sadaruwan 3*

15:42 – Nalanda 30/2 (11 ov)

Malinga Amarasinghe 11*, Dasun Seneviratne 10*

Covers removed. Match expected to start at 3.00 p.m. if no further rain delays.

Day 2 – Match delayed due to rain. 

Nalanda 15/2 at stumps

Dasun Seneviratna 4*, Malinga Amarasinghe 4*

14:59 – Trinity 142 all out

Hasin Jayasooiya 31, Hasitha Boyagoda 35, Rukemsha Dilshan 5 for 24

14:14 – Trinity 123/6 (40 ov)

Kalana De Soyza not out 10
Banu Goban not out 7

12:43 – Trinity 112/5 (31 ov)

Kalana De Soyza 7*, Thisaru Dilshan 3*

11:52 – Match stopped due to rain 

11:48 – Trinity 107/5

Kalina De Soyza 6*
Hasin Jayasooriya 31, Hasitha Boyagoda 35
11:35: Trinity 100/4 (24 ov)

Hasin Jayasooriya 31, Hasitha Boyagoda 35

9:58: Trinity College won the toss and elected to bat first

St.Aloysius’ decimate Trinity to book finals birth

April 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 


Sajith Sankalpa and Nilaksha Kariyawasam shared seven wickets between them and Proboda Madushanka’s 44 guided the chase as St.Aloysius’ College Galle stunned the star studded Trinity College in the Schools U19 Singer Cup T20 tournament semi final.

The U19 schools division II side St.Aloysius’, playing against the third Goliath inside a week showed maturity far beyond their age once again. They defeated another star studded and batting heavy Isipathana College and S.Thomas’ College in the pre-quarter final and quarter final respectively.

Chasing a modest 108 for victory the lads from Galle needed a good platform and they gpt it through Madushanka and Kariyawasam, who laid a solid foundation of 44 runs in 8.2 overs. The sedate Kariyawasam was the first to go for 19.

Madushanka scored a 42 ball 44 with 4 fours before he was caught and bowled by Hasitha Boyagoda with the score on 79 in the 15th over. Ashane Bandara and N.Nirmal took St.Aloysius’ over the finish line with six balls to spare after a 30 run partnership.

Earlier on in the Trinity innings, Sankalpa picked up the wickets of dangerous batsmen, Nushan Weerasinghe and Dilan Jayalath for 0 and 14 respectively while Kariyawasam bagged the wickets of Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan (11), Naveen Ekanayake (4) and Yasaran Pitiwala (5).

Trinity were 54 for 6 in 10 overs before captain Raveen Sayer (25) and Sachira Gaminda (21) put on a 29 run partnership but both fell in quick succession as the lower order showed little resistance.

Brief Scores

Trinity College – 107 all out (20 overs) (Raveen Sayer 25, Sachira Gaminda 21, Sajith Sankalpa 4/13, Nilaksha Kariyawasam 3/19)

St.Aloysius’ College – 108 for 3 (18.5 overs) (Proboda Madushanka 44, Ashane Bandara 26*, Hasitha Boyagoda 1/12)

Uggalpaya saves Antonians from defeat

March 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 


St. Anthony’s College Katugastota skipper Kanishka Uggalpaya played the innings of his life by scoring a cracking 108 which avoided a Trinity College win in their 99th Battle of the Blues encounter which concluded as an exciting draw at the Pallekele International Cricket stadium on Wednesday.

Trinity continuing from their overnight score of 146 for 4 went for quick runs ending their innings on 251 for 7 in only 50 overs. Middle-order batsman Hasitha Boyagoda (55 not out) and Thasila Dodanwela (32 not out) put on an unbeaten seventh-wicket stand of 62 runs scoring well over 4 runs per over.

The Antonians batting for the second time were in deep trouble losing their first wicket when the score was only 8, losing the wicket of Sunera Jayasinghe. Then Skipper Uggalpaya and Lakjeewa Jayasinghe steadied the innings by putting on 54 for the second wicket. Only Mohamed Alfer (15) and Kavindu Yapa Bandara (10) helped the Antonians keep the scoreboard ticking. It was a lone battle by Uggalpaya who held on to one end frustrating the Trinity bowlers without throwing his wicket away. He stroked nine beautiful boundaries.

This was his second century of this season and the first Antonian century in two decades. In the end Antonians made 184 for 9 at stumps. Trinity 2001/2002 skipper Clifford Fernando was the chief guest gave away the awards.

Trinity are leading the series with 23 wins to the Antonians’ 12. The last Trinity win was in 2012 under Nirsohan Dickwella. The Antonians last won in 1992 under Umesh De Alwis.


St Anthony’s Katugastota College  121 and 184 for 9 in 74 overs (Kanishka Uggalpaya 108, Lakjeewa Wijebandara 23,  Lahiru Kumara 2/15, Duvindu Thilakaratne 3/52)

Trinity College (146 for 4 overnight) 251 for 7 dec 50 overs (Dilan Jayalath 54, Hasitha Boyagoda 55 not out, Thasila Dodanwela 32 not out, Sandaruwan Dharmaratne 2/58, K Yapa Bandara 2/45, Virajitha Jayasinghe 2/68)

Man of the match – Kanishka Uggalpaya (St Anthony’s)
Best fielder – Janidu Himsara (St Anthony’s)
Best batsman - Hasitha Boyagoda (Trinity)
Bet Bowler - Duvindu Thilakratne (Trinity)

Trinity hold edge over Antonians

March 10, 2016 by · 1 Comment 


Trinity College, Kandy and St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota will battle it out at the 99th encounter with the ‘Lions’ holding a clear edge and go all out for a win this time when both sides play on March 15 and 16 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

The encounter was originally slated to be played today and tomorrow but was postponed due to the death of the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter most Ven. Galagama Attadassi Thera on Wednesday.

The significant difference between the two sides is that Trinity is playing in Division I and the Antonians are in Division II.

Trinity is led by Sri Lanka youth cricketer Raveen Sayer and is one of the strongest outfits registering 10 wins on their way to this big one. They beat Royal, Ananda, DS Senanayke, Dharmaraja, St. Aloysius, St. Anthony’s Wattala, De Mazenod, St. Servatius, Bandaranayake MV and Dharmapala outright. Two of their batsmen have already reached the magical 1000-run mark this season–Dilan Jayalath and Nushan Weerasinghe. Trinity is the only school this season to have two players from the same outfit to reach that mark. All-rounder Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan another attacking player has already scored 986 runs and will be looking forward to reach this magical feat at this important encounter. They also have some solid bats such as Hasitha Boyagoda, Shavindu Amarasinghe, Tashila Dodanwela and skipper Raveen Sayer, both useful all-rounders, to support the front-liners in batting.

Their bowling line-up has two match winners with a spin attack which could prove to be difficult for the Antonians. Skipper Sayer (98) and Duvindu Thilakarante (99) are both closing on the magical 100-wicket mark. They also have Sri Lankan youth pacie Lahiru Kumara, and along with Rashmika Dilshan and Dodanwela could prove to be deadly.

Kanishka Ukgalpaya will lead the Antonians. He scored a brilliant unbeaten 167 this season and is a consistent player. They also have wicket-keeper batsman Mohamed Alfer being a useful player along with Theeksha Gunasinghe and all-rounder Kavindu Yapa Bandara and Dion Stouter who could pile up the score as well. Their bowlers will have a tough task containing the strong Trinity batting line-up.

Fast bowler Sandaruwan Dharmaratne, Kavindu Yapa Bandara and Dion Stouter will lead the bowling attack for the Katugastota lads. They beat Devananda, S.de S. Jayasinghe, St. Xavier’s and Sri Sumangala. They lost to S. Thomas’ Mount Lavinia, Royal Colombo, St. Joseph’s and Kalutara Vidyalaya.

Trinity is leading the series with 23 wins to Antonians 12. The last Trinity win was in 2012 under Nirsohan Dickwella. Antonians last won in 1992 under Umesh De Alwis. Highest scorer in the series is Antonian player A.C.M. Lafir 176 while the best bowling is by Trinitian Sudanga Fernando in 1999 when he took 10 for 38.

TRINITY (FROM): Raveen Sayer (Captain), Nushan Weerasinghe (Vice Capt), Duvindu Thilakaratne, Hasitha Boyagoda,Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan Lahiru Kumara, Dilan Jayalath, Tanka Chandaratne, Naveen Ekanayake, Mohamed Shoaib,Tashila Dodanwala, T Bhanugoban, Tyron Weerasuriya, Sachira Gaminda, Yasaran Pitawala,Shavindu Amarasinghe, Thisaru Rashmika, Bathiya Dissanayake, Tharanga Dahanayake, Hasintha Jayasuriya, Chanuka Bandara

ST. ANTHONY’S (FROM): Kanishka Ukgalpaya (Captain), Mohamed Alfer, Theeksha Gunasinghe, Virajith Jayasinghe, Dion Stouter, Romesh Premaratne, Lakjeeva Wijebandara, Sandaruwan Dharmaratne, Sunera Jayasinghe, Thamashana Abeykoon, Janindu Nimsara, Sateesh Wikcremaarachchi, Mokshana Wickremanayake, Kavindu Yapa Bandara, Dilanka Wijeratne Coach: Prasad Ranawaka, MIC: Lenin Jayasinghe.

Isipathana down Trinity with second-half burst

June 13, 2015 by · 1 Comment 


Defending Singer League Under 20 champions Isipathana College continued their unbeaten run in the school Division 1A league tournament when they beat a determined Trinity College outfit 37 points (2 goals, 4 tries, 1 penalty) to 22 (2 goals, 1 try, 1 penalty) in their key school encounter which was played at the Trinity College Rugby Stadium at Pallekelle yesterday.

But at the short breather it was Trinity who led 15-8.

Trinity dominated the proceedings in the initial half playing some cohesive rugby but could not continue their good form in the second half. At times in the first half Isipathana made some critical errors but recovered later with some fantastic three-quarter running rugby which the Trinitians did not have an answer for. Trinity missed nearly three scoring chances including one on the try line, when Trinity scored in the right corner only to be disallowed by the touch judge D Nimal citing a knock on.

For Isipathana their skipper and Number 8 Omalka Gunaratne played a grand game leading the outfit. He was lightning fast on loose balls in attack it took nearly two to three Trinity players to stop him.

Trinity scored first through full back Saranga Gunatilake when the Pathana line was caught off side. But Isipathana hit back in no time through a Isuru Kongahawatte penalty.

In the next move Trinity’s Isuru Rangala collected a loose ball and ran 20 metres which ended in Diluksha Dange going over for a right corner flag try. Minutes later a well executed wing play saw Pathana Number 8 Gunaratne go over for a try. Then minutes before the short whistle Trinity full-back Saranga Gunatilake produced a piece of individual brilliance when he ran chipped and collected the ball and scored under the posts. The extra two points were added by Wijesuriya.

After the turnaround the Havelock Town lads scored through Dilshan, Alawathegama, Weerasinghe. For Trinity centre Sachintha Dissanayake score the try with full back Gunatilake adding the extra points, as Pathana pulled over.

Bradby Review: Royal edge out Trinity in first-leg thriller

May 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 


It was so close but yet so far for Trinity College. This was the tale of the first leg of the 71st Bradby Shield encounter when Royal College edged out Trinity 23 points (1 goal, 2 tries, 2 penalties) to 22 (2 goal, 1 try, 1 penalty) at the Trinity College Rugby Stadium at Pallekelle.

Trinity led 12-10 at the short breather.

As expected it was a close affair with Royal having the clear edge in the forwards play with a set of mobile forwards. But surprisingly none of their tries were scored by their forwards. Royal wheeled the scrum and pushed Trinity’s 8 a number of times. Royal pack leader Supun Warunakulasuriya was outstanding in attack. But the Trinitians led by skipper Isuru Rangala who stood up for the big occasion.

One advantage the “Lions” had was that they never went under pressure and cracked. Trinity on their part looked a yard faster in loose play. They grabbed the two opportunities that came their way while Royal was on attack. But when with ball Trinity, they ran out of options.

Trinity who have held the “Bradby Shield” for the last four years with some superb leadership by Murad Ramzeen, Kaneel Senevratne, Halique Wadood and Tharinda Ratwatte will need to come out with some “Black Magic” in order to topple the Royalist in their own den. The second leg is scheduled for May 23 at the Royal Sports Complex.

Trinity used the two opportunities that came their way scoring two running tries by scrum half Anuk Boyagoda and Rahula Kaunathilake in the first half. One of them was goalled by full back Saranga Gunatileke. Royal opened scoring through a penalty kick by Ovin Askey and then a try scored by Royal skipper Bhanuka Gamage with Askey reducing the deficit to two points to take the short breather at 10-12.

After the turnaround Royal scored in the very first minute of the second half when Trinity failed to clear the ball with Shabith Feroze, who had a grand outing, dashing through the right wing to score and take the lead. Royal scored again within minutes when winger Mahima Gamage touched down to take the lead to 23-12.

But Trinity did not give up and with matured leadership from Isuru Rangala they re-grouped and came back in striking distance. Then replacement fly-half Thusith Perera put over a penalty. One of the season’s highest try scorers, full back Saranga Gunatilake hit the peak with a try and Thusith converted to come within one point deficit.

With five minutes to go Trinity got a penalty within 35-meters, far left. They made a judgment error going with Thusith Perera who lacked distance. It was Sarana Gunatilke’s kick, who got the distance on earlier kicks though he lacked direction by just a narrow angle. Royal kept the ball within their powerful forwards and walked away with one of the closest win in the Bradby history.

Dinka Peiris who is officiating as a referee for the last decade did a remarkable job with the whistle. Before the commencement of the game Trinity 1978 skipper and Rugby “Lion” Janaka Kiridena was introduced to the two teams.

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