Schools Rugby League winners – UPDATED

A look back at the league title winners from 1973

The 2019 Singer Schools Rugby League season has come to an end and it was Royal College who emerged champions for the third consecutive year. This was the first instance that a team won three league titles back to back in the 21st century. 

Isipathana College too achieved the same feat in the 90s, winning back to back league title in 1995,1996 & 1997. 

After much research and discussion we have arrived at a final list of league winners from the year 1973. 

YearSchoolCaptain
1973RoyalMichael Muller
1974TrinityC.Y. Ching Jr.
1975TrinityRohan Sourjah
1976Royal / STC Manik Weerakumar / Stephan De Silva
1977TrinityRavi Balasuriya
1978RoyalRohantha Peiris
1979RoyalRavindranath Gunasekara
1980STCKolitha Gunathilake
1981Royal Sujeewa Cooray
1982STC  V. P. Idilippy 
1983Trinity Ashan Ratwatte
1984Royal / IsipathanaSampath Agalawatte / Shabeen Siddique
1985IsipathanaChandana Deepthi
1986IsipathanaSelvin Sallay
1987TrinityTyrrell Rajapakshe
1988RoyalLasitha Gunarathne
1989S.ThomasRizyi Suhaib
1990S.ThomasNareen Perera
1991S.ThomasCharya De Saram
1992IsipathanaChampika Nishantha
1993IsipathanaChamila Samantha
1994RoyalRajiv Malasekara
1995IsipathanaAli Wahid
1996IsipathanaBandula Mallikarachchi
1997Isipathana Wajira Hewage
1998RoyalShanaka Perera
1999IsipathanaChrishantha Chandran
2000S.ThomasGavin Jayasekera
2001SACKTikiri Dissanayake
2002St. Peter’s Dilanka Wijesekera
2003RoyalRajitha Jayasundara
2004KingswoodFazil Marija
2005KingswoodEranda Weerakkody
2006St. Peter’sHaren Ariyawardena
2007St. Peter’sRanuka Jayasinghe
2008KingswoodGayan Rathnage
2009RoyalNaren Dhason
2010St. Peter’s Keith Gurusinghe
2011RoyalShehan Pathirana
2012IsipathanaKumendra Dharmadasa
2013DharmarajaRochana Hettiarrachchi
2014IsipathanaSenal Deelaka
2015RoyalBhanuka Gamage
2016IsipathanaKushan Indunil Silva
2017RoyalOvin Askey
2018RoyalSabith Feroz
2019RoyalThulaib Hassen

**The league trophy was won by S. Thomas’ in 1982 but due to the lack of recordkeeping, the captain of the winning side is not known.