David Shillingford Paynter, son of missionary parents, was born in Almora, U.P., North of India, on 5th March 1900. His father was English and “Country” and his mother Sinhalese, of a Southern Sri Lankan family. He was educated at Breeks memorial school, a school for the children of missionaries, in South India, Ooty and at Trinity College, Kandy, Sri Lanka. (David and big brother Arnold) Arnold very studious and a  [ 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 ]

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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