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Lionel Gamini Dissanayake  was born in Kandy as the eldest son of a family of seven children to Andrew Dissanayake who served as a MP and a deputy minister in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party government of S.W.R.D Bandaranaike. His mother,Welegedara Samaratunga Kumarihamy of Kotmale. Born and bred in Kotmale, his basic values were cultivated in this rural milieu social surrounding and environment. The wealthy Dissanayake family resided in both Kandy as well as Nuwara Eliya. Gamini  [ 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 ]

The Sri Lankans are here, promising to bring much pleasure to the start of the cricketing summer, but even their best batsmen should gladly concede that the greatest innings ever played by a Sri Lankan took place in the committee rooms at Lord’s almost 30 years ago. Gamini Dissanayake (educated at Trinity College, Kandy) made a charismatic case for Sri Lanka cricket on that day in June 1981, winning over  [ Read More ]

Sangakkara to deliver MCC lecture

Kumar Sangakkara will deliver the eleventh MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s on July 4 2011. He will become the first Sri Lankan and the first current international cricketer to be invited to speak at the annual event which comes a day after Sri Lanka meet England at Lord’s for the third ODI of the series. Sangakkara will also take over from 2009 speaker, Adam Gilchrist, as the  [ Read More ]

Kumar Sangakkara explains why he stepped down from the captaincy and looks back at his two years in charge. Your coach, Trevor Bayliss, said: “They [Sanga and Mahela] probably had enough of putting up with distractions. These days a captain has to deal with issues that sometimes have got nothing to do with cricket.” In modern-day cricket you get it. In the subcontinent you get a bit more. As a  [ Read More ]

Trinity Emerge as Schools T20 champs

Trinity Emerge as Schools T20 champs Trinity College Kandy clinched the Munchee inter school under 19 Twenty20 title while pulling off a thrilling two wicket victory over St. Joseph’s College in the final encounter worked off at the SSC ground in Maitland Place today. After restricting their opponents to 107 runs from their 20 overs, Trinity College reached their target scoring 111 for 8 with four deliveries to spare and  [ Read More ]

Kumar Sangakkara: Not Just A Great Sportsman But An Inspiring Gentleman. Rated as the best test batsman in the world and praised by pundits as one of the most successful leaders of Sri Lanka cricket, marshaling the tiny island nation to two World Cup finals both in ODI’s and T20 format, and to the surprise of many, Chokshanada Kumar Sangakkara has stepped down from national captaincy. One can go on  [ Read More ]

Trinity booked a semi final berth of the Under 19 inter-school Twenty20 cricket tournament with an easy 102 run win over Gurukula MV Kelaniya in the encounter played at the SSC grounds yesterday. Trinity taking first lease of the wicket made a formidable 180 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs and then bundled out their opponents for a paltry 78 with Aamil Anas putting in another fine bowling performance.  [ Read More ]

The under 19 Trinity Cricket team is on fire. Trinity advanced to the quarter finals of the Under 19 Twenty20 cricket tournament with a comfortable 72 run win over De Mazenod Kandana in the pre-quarter final encounter played at Asgiriya. Trinity taking first lease of the wicket posted a formidable score of 156 and then bowled the Mazenodians for a paltry 84 with spinner Aamil Anas doing the damage. Trinity  [ Read More ]

Kumar Sangakkara resigns as the captain

Kumar Sangakkara posted a post on his personal blog “Sanga Writes” that he is stepping down as the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team after the forthcoming cricket series with Australia and England. He mentioned the reason for the resignation being that by the time of the next world cup he will be 37 years old and he cannot be sure of his presence in the Sri Lankan cricket  [ Read More ]

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