Archive for the ‘Pavilion Parade’ Category

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 ]

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 ]

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