Advertise here

Sri Lanka Rugby honours former greats

Sri Lanka Rugby will honour former greats and life members on Sunday 15 October at the Asia Rugby 7's Championship finals to be held at the Race Course Stadium in Colombo.

Special awards will be presented - and posthumously - to some outstanding personalities who contributed immensely to the game and country.

A host of International dignitaries will join the President and Executive Committee in honouring these outstanding gentlemen.

Japan Rugby Union Chairman Sakamoto, Super Rugby CEO Yuichi Ueno, World Rugby representative for Asia and former President Trevor Gregory, Secretary General of Asia Rugby Qais Abdulla, Vice President Asia Rugby Aga Hussain , General Manager Asia Rugby Ross Mitchell will all grace the occasion in this winner-takes-it-all final.

Life members are: Summa Navaratnam, Y.C Chang, Gamini Fernando, Hemaka Amarasooriya, Malik Samarawickrama, Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy, Dr. Maiya Gunasekara, Anton Benedict, Brg. Japana Jayawardane (Rtd), Michael Jayasekara, Saman Jayasinghe, Rohan Gunaratne, Grp. Cap. Nalin de Silva, Chandrishan Perera, Jagath Fernando, Mohan Balasuriya, Jayaprakash Rudra, Ajith Abeyratne, Jeff Ratnam, Angelo Wickramaratne, Hisham Abdeen, Frank Hubert, S.P. de Silva, SSP Ibrahim Hamid (Rtd), Dr. Hans Wijesuriya, Neil Wijeratne, Kumar Abeywardana, Jayatissa Ratwatte and Ken Murray.

Posthumously honoured names: Late Lt. General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, Late Jeffery de Jong, Late Didacus De Almeida, Late DIG Charles Wijewardana, Late Shafi Jainudeen, Late Tuan Seyed Mareen Bin Galiph.

Posted on 2017-10-15 15:48:56
Sri Lankan Airlines
Nov 21
Events Book
International Sports Press Association
LIVE Scores

Should Dilshan have continued until Cricket World Cup 2019?

Yes No

“That was pathetic. No excuse at all. The whole team is responsible. Whoever the captain is, we have to back him and try and support him. The captain has to do so many other stuff. All the 11 guys must back him and support him.” “We have addressed the issue of finishing off the overs on time in the past as well, but it cropped up again. It’s so unfortunate to see Upul going out as he is a crucial player in our set up. He batted well against South Africa and it’s so unfortunate. This can’t happen again,” - Angelo Mathews


Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.


Enter your email address to sign up for our email Newsletters.

Please type in your email address.


Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions