Archive for the ‘Alumni’ Category

Denzil was born in Kandy on 27th July, 1940 to Loku Bandara & Iona Ratwatte Kobbekaduwa as their second child. He grew up in Kandy at Deldeniya Walauwa (Paternal Residence) of Deldeniya village in Menikdiwela, Kadugannawa and Amunugama Walauwa (Maternal Residence) of Amunugama village close to Kandy. These areas were close to the Kadugannawa Hills & the Dumbara Valley surrounded by the Mahaweli River with unspoilt environment close to nature  [ Read More ]

It was a beautiful day for rugby. Pallekelle, flanked by the Mahaveli at Kundasale and over looked by Hantane and the Knuckles Range was inviting but was not as lush as Bogambara. The Trinity stadium began to fill up even by 2 pm on 30 June for the much awaited second leg of the Bradby. The car parks were full by 3pm so the main Kundasale road was commandeered too.  [ Read More ]

What a thrill it will be for former Trinitian and Rugby Lion Dilshan Senanayake as he partakes in the Olympic Torch bearing Relay as a Torch bearer, running a 300 metre stretch in the Huntingdon precincts near Cambridge, London. His turn is today. He is one of three Sri Lankans to have been picked to carry the torch. They were selected from among over 150,000 nominees over a 12-month period  [ Read More ]

With the sad news of the untimely passing away of Shafi Jainudeen, a collage of images and memories adorn the canvass in our mind’s eye. For those of us who grew up with him and his family in Kandy, the story begins at Castle Street where his friends would visit the Jainudeen household often, ostensibly to keep Shafi company but in reality to admire-or “cap” as we colloquially called the  [ Read More ]

Brilliance of the ’74 Rugby Team

Everyone talks about the ’56 side under David Frank or Tyrrell Rajapakse’s side of ’87 being teams of fantastic rugby players with the unbeaten tag. Due recognition must be given to the consistently brilliant side of 1974 which also remained unbeaten and played some superlative rugby under the tutelage of the late Major Bertie Dias. Side stepping , dummies, excellent ball handling and sudden changes of direction gave them an  [ Read More ]

The way Royal’s Captain Lakshman Kaluaaratchi led his team into Longden Place in 1962 wearing their Gold and Blue striped jerseys with the crowd exploding in cheers, it had all the signs of a Battle Royale. With a purposeful John Wayne cowboy gait and his hand ready for the draw, ‘Gunman Kalu’, as he is affectionately called, was ready for the rugby shoot out. The Royalists had been warned by  [ Read More ]

A man with a cool head and a firing heart, a proud champion with a charming smile that epitomizes humility, Heshan Unamboowe has been synonymous with Sri Lankan aquatics for the past decade. Now with just only three months to reach the pinnacle of his career – 2012 London Summer Olympics, I thought of unleashing the tale of this extraordinary sportsman. Heshan got into the waters of Trinity College as  [ Read More ]

Sajjad Hassan is a talented Trinitian who started his musical journey during his days in the school. Even though his ambition before a strange punishment in grade 3 was to be a doctor, but his dreams changed drastically on that day. Everyone gets this punishment during their schooldays at least once, but for most of the people the punishment is quite different. Usually the punishment for repeatedly talking in the  [ Read More ]

Hilary B. Abeyratne: ‘No patient of English’

PERSONALITY: Given the Kandyan upbringing of H.B. Abeyratne (HB), any outsider to Trinity College Kandy (TCK) circles may have the inclination to surmise that his initials stand for Heen (or Herath) Banda. It is not to be, for he was born to the well-known, affluent and anglicized Colombo parents Dr. & Mrs. L.O. Abeyratne and hence named Hilary Bertrand. After a distinguished school career at TCK, where he won the  [ Read More ]

Kumar Sangakkara yet again manages to grab the headlines of our website with another spectacular feat. He has been named as the newest member of the Marylebone Cricket Club World Cricket Committee (MCC WCC). Aged 34, he becomes the youngest member ever and the second Sri Lankan to be in this prominent and prestigious committee. Sangakkara is currently ranked the no.1 Test Batsman in ICC Rankings and is a highly  [ Read More ]

 
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