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Structures in place for the next five years

Trinity rugby now on right track- Lord Byron Trinity College Rugby is now on the right track says the new Chairman of the Old Trintians Rugby Scrummage Byron Fernando. Byron Fernando, himself the No.8 Forward and one of the six Trinity College Rugby Lionsmen under Centre Ravi Bandaranayake in 1981 whose team regained the Bradby Shield after four years, had a dream finish in 1982, the year he led the  [ Read More ]

Congratulations Kumar we are proud of you!

Sri Lanka is greatly honoured. One of the greatest wicket keeper batsmen of the world, former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain, a product of Trinity College, Kandy and University of Ceylon Colombo – Law Faculty, Kumar Sangakkara has been selected to deliver this year 2011, MCC SPIRIT OF CRICKET COWDREY LECTURE. The 33 year old Kumar Sangakkara, will also take over from former Australian Keeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, as the youngest man  [ Read More ]

Trinity, led by burly No 8 forward and Rugby Lion Ravi Balasuriya, took on Lock Forward Seyed Hashim’s Royalists in 1977, acutely conscious  of  its loss of the Bradby Shield in the two previous years, and more so, by the series record the previous year  1976 – /0-36 at Longden Place and 6-25. Ravi Balasuriya The only scoring that Trinity did which was in the second leg at Bogambara was,  [ Read More ]

Trinity  College 1st XV for the 1990 Bradby Shield Forwards: Loose Head – Ravi Kalpage (Captain) Hooker – Mohamed Azmi Tight Head – Tabreez Farook Locks – Mohamed Faris (Lion) & Nalaka Madugalle Flankers – Sanjeewa Udugama & Rasika Madadeniya (Rizvi Muthalib) No. 8 – Ayaz Deen (Lion) Backs: Scrum Half – Nalin Muhandiramge (Lion) Fly Half – Manoj Boteju (Azarath Deen) Centres – Dilhan Perera & Imran Naufal Wings Centres  [ Read More ]

That Trinity-Peterite game in 1973

With the  much awaited Trinity- St. Peters rugby encounter that took place on Friday(21st of May 2011), connoisseurs of inter schools  rugby football will undoubtedly reminisce the Trinity-Peterite  encounter  in 1973 and legendary Peterite, Havies and Sri Lanka fly half  Frank Hubert. St. Peters, with their last victory over Trinity in 1941 under Chandrasena was yet to beat Trinity in the post World War II era. The date was Saturday, July 15, 1973. The venue  [ Read More ]

“Trinity in defeat is always greater than Trinity in victory” A speech made by Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar back in 2003 at the Shaw Wilson Felicitation dinner at the Taj Samudra about his reflections on Trinity. He talks about Asgiriya and various traditions which existed back in the day but have now faded away. Please take some time off your busy schedules to listen to this wonderful speech by a true Gentlemen. Download the speech  [ Read More ]

“Don’t worry sir, I will fight till I die.” There is a saying that in life we are just actors running around according to the script called destiny in which those things we do while we were young are just the way of saying “hey world! Look out I am going to turn you upside down”. Despite all this who would have thought a young boy running around his home  [ Read More ]

Duncan White, MBE, ED, DLC.M.INST.AM. (1 March 1918 – 3 July 1998) was a legendary Trinitian and the first Sri Lankan athlete to win a medal for his country in an Olympic event. He won a silver in the 440-yards hurdles at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. Duncan White is undoubtedly the most outstanding male athlete produced by Sri Lanka who, with his silver medal at the 1948  [ Read More ]

Memories of Trinity, sixty five years ago

  There are about six of us, seated on beds in Squeallery. We are the first arrivals at the beginning of the first term of 1938. I am what is termed a ‘New Boy”. So are Rudra Rajasingham and Surat Singh, a towering Sikh from India. With the three of us are R. R. Rajaratnam and a few others. They start ragging Surat Singh, calling him “Suruttu”. I don’t quite  [ Read More ]

History of the Bradby Shield Encounter

  The Bradby Shield: The Bradby Shied Encounter is an event marked in gold in any Trinitian’s calendar. It is held between two of the most prestigious schools in the country; Trinity College Kandy and Royal College Colombo. This contest is referred to as the clash between ‘Lions and Elephants’. There are two encounters to the Bradby Shield: the first leg and the second leg. The victor is decided on the  [ Read More ]

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