Royal and Nalanda set for inaugural Water Polo fixture


Marking a new beginning in the sport of Water Polo, the two institutions of Royal College and Nalanda College are all set for the 1st ever traditional encounter that will be played on the 27th of May 2017 at the Royal College Swimming Pool.

Water Polo has been a new entrant to the sporting arena but has gained significant prominence with the active presence of the school teams.


Setting a new beginning, the two schools will meet this weekend at the Royal College Swimming Pool Complex to kick off the first match between the two teams.

Royal College has been a predominant contributor to the sports ever since they took it up, having contributed a notable set of players to the national pool.

While Nalanda College took on the sport at a recent time, their growth in the sport is commendable and their future in the sport is appealing with the up and coming swimmers taking up the sport. Both teams are equipped with the participation of fast swimmers who have made some formidable ground in the swimming arena but the Royalists will be the experienced side on paper.

Senior-man Basith Yakoob will be leading the Royal side this season and has with him years of experience including playing for the country at the South Asian Aquatic Championship which was played off at Sugathadasa Swimming Pool.

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Nalanda is set to be led by national swimmer Dilanka Shehan who is one of Sri Lanka’s best up and coming talents but he will be tested in a whole new playing field coming into Water Polo.

The game is set to commence at 4.00 p.m. on the 27th and will be bringing you live action from the Royal Swimming Pool Complex.