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 ]

Trinity College Rugby Montage Video

Audio & Video Editing / Production by : Yashwanth Dahanayake Rugby Footage Courtesy of : Channel Eye, Rupavahini, and Sirasa TV Watch in 1080p HD for highest quality. Lyrics: Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, For my unconquerable soul. In the failed clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud, Under the bludgeonings  [ Read More ]

‘My Days at Trinity’ by Quentin Israel

An escapade in Barney’s hearse – Episode 4 Barney Raymond and Rodney Jonklaas were both unique. Eccentric personalities, they endeared themselves to all who had the good fortune to know them. They were very senior to me but their exploits, while in college and later on in life, were legendary. While at school, Rodney showed tremendous business acumen and entrepreneurship by selling to Miss Wells, who was in charge of  [ Read More ]

Will history repeat itself with grisly accuracy when prop forward Murad Ramzeen’s Trinitians lock horns with No 8 Shehan Pathirana’s yet unconquered Royalists at the Royal Sports complex tomorrow will be the question on the lips of many a rugby connoisseur and historian albeit Royal being favourites to win the game and the Shield with an already eight point lead in the bag a fortnight ago at Bogambara. This writer’s  [ Read More ]

Fifth death anniversary falls today(26th June) He was of the mould of the “Desert Fox” – General Erwin Rommel, one of Adolf Hitler’s two famous military Generals along with General Montgomery in World War II; bold, dashing and handsome, relentless in combat, magnanimous in victory and gracious to his vanquished enemies. For, slain Lieutenant General Parami Sugandika Bandara Kulatunga, VSV, RSP,USP, PBP, DPS, USAWC, GW, Sri Lanka Army’s former Deputy  [ Read More ]

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 ]

Sizzling! This Lions’ brand of rugby

Royalty loses both crown and jewels! To merely report that fifteen gallant and resurgent Trinitians led by that power house Prop Forward Murad Ramzeen knocked hitherto unconquered  No 8 Forward Shehan Pathirana’s  Royalists  off their feet last Saturday,  would tantamount to an epitome of the Latin cliché- Suppresso Veri, the truth but not the whole truth. In doing so, fifteen spirited Trinitians with youthful  exuberance,  albeit an eight point  deficit  [ Read More ]

The SLRFU named a 30 man squad for the Kandy Reds team which will be coached by Nihal ‘Viper’ Gunaratne. Kandy has not yet appointed a captain and will have two strong contenders for the prestigious position. Trinity skipper and front row forward Murad Ramzeen will be one contender while the other will be the burly Anthonian skipper and number eight Sanka Rajaguru. The Kandy Reds team will be dominated  [ Read More ]

Trinity College Kandy’s 1977 rugby football captain, dashing six foot two No 8 forward and winner of the much coveted rugby Lion Ravindra Nalin Balasuriya will now be the chief guest at the first leg of Bradby Shield at Bogambara on May 28 (Saturday). This follows the unavailability of the four Trinity skippers before him – No 8 forward Jeffrey Yu (1973 captain and Lion) Chan Ye Ching (1974 captain  [ Read More ]

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