CPRFU and CR & FC appoint new office bearers!


With the new club rugby season (2020/21) upon us, The Central Province Rugby Football Union (CPRFU) and the Ceylonese Rugby Football Club (CR & FC) prepare themselves as new office bearers take over proceedings for the New Year. 

Following the Annual General Meeting of CPFRU where Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) President, Lasitha Gunaratne, attending as a special guest – Mr. Pradeep Basnayake, former Kandy SC and Sri Lanka Rugby player, along with his nominated committee were nominated as the new office bearers in a no-contest election for positions in the Central Province Rugby Football Union.


  • Mr. Pradeep Basanayaka – President
  • Mr. Manjula Samarakoon – Vice President
  • Mr. Kavinda Jayasena – General Secretary
  • Rifas – Treasurer

To finish in the top three at the upcoming club rugby tournament, CR & FC appointed their new committee members and Rugby management board for the year 2020/21. Last year, CR & FC Rugby team failed to achieve their fullest potential after an unfortunate incident concluded their run in the 2019/20 Dialog Rugby League. 

However, this year could be different as experienced officials have been appointed and will assume their duties. 

The Newly appointed Committee

  • Mr.Ted Hiran Muttiah – President
  • Mr.Savantha de Saram – Deputy President
  • Mr.Ravi Perera – Vice President  
  • Mr.Zulker Hameed – Vice President
  • Mr.Jakque Diasz – Hony. General Secretary
  • Mr.Gayan Vithanage – Hony. Asst. General Secretary
  • Mr.Ravi Edirisinghe – Treasurer
  • Mr. Nuwan de Silva – Asst. Treasurer
  • Mr.Chandima Perera – Bar Secretary
  • Mr.Gyan Amerasinghe – Restaurant Secretary
  • Mr.Hamza Hassanally – Ground & Pavilion Secretary
  • Mr.Savantha De Saram – Chairman Rugby Board
  • Mr. Janinda Dunuwille – Social & Entertainment Secretary
  • Mr. Janonda Thoradeniya – Chairman Sponsorship
  • Mr.Mano Jayarajan – Chairman Other Games
  • Mr.Sriyan Cooray – Past President
  • Honorary Life Members – Mr. John Rudra
  • Mr. Dushantha Lewke – Rugby Head Coach
  • Mr. Mohamed Mustaq – Assistant Coach

Rugby Management Board

  • Mr. Savantha De Saram – Chairman
  • Mr. Pavithra Fernando
  • Mr. Jivan Goonetilleke
  • Mr. Dinuk De S Wijeratne
  • Mr. Ishan Noor