Former national captain refutes reports on head injury


The former Sri Lanka Rugby XVs skipper Yoshitha Rajapakse has refuted reports that suggested that he will have to undergo brain surgery, marking an end to his rugby career.

The 33-year-old now playing for CH & FC injured himself in the game against Police SC that was played in the final week of the 1st round of the Dialog Rugby League 2018/19 last year. According to the CH & FC management, Yoshitha had been taken to hospital for to treat a broken tooth.  

“In the game against Police that CH & FC played, Yoshitha’s tooth fell out and then that was why he was taken for medical treatment”

“There have been many claims on media and the newspapers that he(Yoshitha) has undergone brain surgery and I say very correctly that these claims are false” added a top member of the CH & FC management when inquired on the situation.

Rajapakshe (second from R) in action against Police for CH & FC

Rajapakse is set to miss the second round of action, however owing to an injury and will be hopefully back in CH & FC colours for the super round.

CH & FC under him finished 4th in the Dialog Rugby League for 2018/19 in the 1st round and are looking confidently ahead for the 2nd round that kicks off this weekend (4th Jan).

Watch: Match Highlights – CH & FC v Police SC