Trinity-&-Pathana

The first three weeks of the school’s season has seen it all – administrative blunders, fisticuffs, upsets, and more importantly, some breathtaking rugby. The commencement of the season immediately went under a dark cloud – a surprise inclusion of...
Peter Woods

There is a new Magician leaving town this evening with his troop, catching the midnight plane to the Borneo 7s which is taking place at the Eagles Rugby Club in Sandakan, Malaysia this weekend. The magician I am referring to...

Schools rugby week 03 – Will Dharmaraja and Zahira become the giant killers this season.

In her book, Galle, as quiet as a sleep, Nora Roberts walks the reader through the streets of beauty and quiescence that define this somnolent southern municipality. Protected by the majestic Dutch fort, Galle, the sleeping beauty of Sri Lanka, lays in the bosom...
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At the end of the second week of Singer schools rugby league, we saw few players lacking the game knowledge and also referees missing out few incidents. Also a stamping by an Isipathana player over St. joseph’s player which...
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Sudarshana and Shanaka take a look at second week games of the fiercely contested schools league.
Royal-Thomian – Families

The Royal – Thomian, a tradition worth 138 years has earned a special place in many families. Since its inception in 1879, it has been a tradition for certain families to take part in the event while passing on...
Anura-Tennakoon

I had the privilege of playing in the prestigious Royal Thomian Cricket Encounter for five years from 1962 -1966. In 1962 as a 15 year old I was selected to play against Royal only on the morning of the...
Royal-Thomian – Assorted Facts

The Royal – Thomian, needs no special introduction. The 138 year-old traditions go back to 1879 when Mr. Ashley Walker, the Cricket master at Colombo Academy (Former Royal College), took the initiative of playing against S. Thomas’. In 1880...
Royal-Thomian – Batting Endeavours (1)

During its proud 138 years, the Royal-Thomian encounter has witnessed great batsmen who charmed the spectators, setting various batting records with their willows. So far 56 centuries have been recorded in the history of the encounter with 29 coming...