Colombo v Outstation origin battle – teams announced!

Fundraiser for Chandrishan Perera


Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) have announced the two squads for the State of the Origin battle that is set to kick  off on the 11th of April 2019 at Havelock Park.

The encounter which was a brainchild of ThePapare’s columnist Boa Athu, will be organized as a fundraiser for Chandrishan Perera.

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The game will also serve as a selection trial for the Sri Lanka national XV’s squad as they prepare for the Asia Division I Rugby Championship that will take place in May this year.

Former national skipper Yoshitha Rajapakse (R) has also been added to the Colombo squad

The squads have been named according to the schools that they represented and the players from the concluded Dialog Rugby League who had their secondary education in schools in the Colombo locality will compile the Colombo outfit.

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The rest will make up the Rest of the Country or Outstation origin side.

The Colombo side will have the likes of league winning skipper of Kandy Sports Club Richard Dharmapala alongside Havelock’s captain Niroshan Fernando.

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Meanwhile the outstation outfit will comprise of the CR & FC captain Kavindu Perera, CH & FC’s Adam Gauder and Kandy’s Roshan Weeraratne.

Newly appointed head coach for the national side, Matt Lee will be keeping a close eye on the game as he looks to compile the national fifteens side for the Division I tournament.

Colombo Origins Squad

1Dushmantha PriyadarshanaHavelock SCBuddagosha Kalubovila
2Jason MelderCH & FC St Joseph’s College
3Ashan DarlingKandy SCIsipathana College
4Charith Janith Silva Navy SCScience College
5Faiz AbdullaHavelock SCSt Peter’s College
6Azmeer FajudeenHavelock SCRoyal College
7Prasath MadusankaCH & FC Isipathana College
8Umesha MadushanHavelock SCRoyal College
9Suhiru AnthonyKandy SCSt Peter’s College
10Sajith SarangaCH & FC Isipathana College
11Yoshitha RajapakseCH & FC S. Thomas’ College
12Shehan PathiranaKandy SCRoyal College
13Udara SuriyapperumaPolice SCAnanda College
14Sudarshan MuthuthanthriCH & FC S. Thomas’ College
15Lasindu HeshanHavelock SCScience College
16Omalka GunaratneCR & FCIsipathana College
17Mithun HapugodaHavelock SCMahanama College
18Rahul De SilvaCR&FCWesly College
19Sudam SooriyarachchiCH&FC Isipathana College
20Nigel RatwatteKandy
21Janidu DilshanCR & FCRoyal College
22Danushka RanjanKandy SCSt. Peter’s College
23Nishon PereraCH & FC St. Peter’s College
24Anuruddha WilwaraKandy SCS. Thomas’ College
25Janith ChanakaPolice SCSt. Joseph’s College
26Anuradha HerathCH & FC St Peter’s College
27Buddima PriyarathanaNavy SCD.S Senanayake College
28Kevin DixonCR & FCSt. Peter’s College
29Sachith SilvaPolice SCSt. Joseph’s College
30Richard DharmapalaKandy SCScience College

Outstation Origins Squad

1Kasun De Silva Navy SCThimbirigaskatuwa Negambo
2Charles PraveenAir Force SCSt. Anthony’s College
3Yakoob AliKandy SCSt. Anthony’s College
4Sathya RanathungaCH & FCTrinity College
5Niroshan DileepaArmy SCBandaranayaka MMV Gampaha
6Rasith Jayanga SilvaPolice SCPrince of Wales
7Uchitha JayasuriyaKandy SCKingswood College
8Parakrama RathnayakeAir Force SCSt. Sylvester’s College
9Thilina BandaraAir Force SCSt. Sylvester’s College
10Heshan KalhraKandy SCKingswood College
11Shashika JayawardanaKandy SCSt. Anthony’s College
12Prabath KumaraArmy SCRatnapura Katagolara MV
13Tharindu ChathurangaKandy SCKingswood College
14Nivanka Prasad CH & FCHibulgoda Rajasinghe Gampaha
15Jason DissanayakaKandy SCVidyartha College
16Buwanaka UdangamuwaKandy SCDharmaraja College
17Nuwan PereraAir Force SCKingswood College
18Ashan BandaraArmy SCVidyartha College
19Roshan WeerarathneKandy SCKingswood College
20Tarinda RatwatteCR & FCTrinity College
21Dinuk AmerasingheHavelock SCSt. Anthony’s College
22Adam GauderCH & FC
23Sudaraka DikkumburaArmy SCSri Rahula MMV
24Kavindu PereraCR & FCVidyartha College
25Reeza RafaideenCR & FCKingswood College
26Thilina WijesinghaKandy SCDharmaraja College
27Chathura SenevirathneNavy SCKingswood College/St. Joseph’s
28Samuel MaduwanthaCH & FCSt. Anthony’s College


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