Carlton Super 7’s has attracted many world renowned rugby sevens players from across the world. Among them is the current All Blacks Sevens team captain Derek Jamie Forbes.
Hambantota Sharks is the latest club pitted to compete in the club’s top league. The club consists mainly of players from the outstations and has been formed under the patronage of His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapakse. ThePapare rendezvoused with the club authorities to find out more.
Over the past couple of years there has been much talk about the development of the Sri Lankan National Rugby team which has made giant strides with the new administration. The team has performed relatively well recently in both fifteens and sevens rugby but is certainly in no position to compete at a global level.
ThePapare chatted to Gayan Weerarathne Sri Lanka’s Center who represented Kingswood in 2005 - 07 vice captaining his final year. He and his school captain Tilina Manoj were a famous schools center pairing and the duo went on to represent the Sri Lanka under 19 team in the junior Asiad. Soon after he joined Kandy SC where he formed a lethal combo with Pradeep Liyanage and has since been the first choice center for both Kandy and SL.
Fazil Marija is one of Sri Lanka’s spectacular products. Fazil began his career playing for Kingswood College where he was a part of what was the most dominant Schools teams in the 2000’s.
The game of Squash which was handed down to the Sri Lankan community by the British has a bit of a history and has been in existence in the country for more than half a decade.