Winners of the last two annual Royal-Thomian Water polo encounters, Royal College are ready to go for a hat-trick of titles as they take to the Sugathadasa pool on the 1st and the 8th of October 2022 at the 29th Dr. R.L. Hayman Water polo encounter.
Following their breathtaking performances in 2018 and 2019, the Royalists are ready to fly their flag high again with the experience of 2 coloursmen in the senior team.
Old Royalists, Head coach Shamod Edirisinghe and Assistant Coach Prasad Dissanayake handle the Under 19 team whilst the under 15 team is coached by Yashoda Wasalage and Assistant Coach Kalindu Hettiarachchi. Royal College support staff includes strength and conditioning coach Harshaka Nissanga and technical analyst Kinura Ranawaka.
So far Royal College, Colombo has been able to secure 9 wins in the overall tally against S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia.
Royal Senior Team
Umindu Katugampola, Rahul De Silva – Left Wing, Talal Bary – Left Bar, Hithesh Jayawardana – Center Forward, Vinuda Somakeerthi – Goalkeeper, Mihin Wanigasekara – Left Wing, Anuga Hadunpathirana – Right Wing, Anuk Mahalekam – Right Wing, Lisitha Munasinghe – Right Bar, Dimethree Liyanage – Right Bar, Yasandu De Silva – Center Forward, Banuka Jayathilaka – Left Wing, Damsara Akmeemana – Center Back, Randa Ranatunga – Center Back, Minusha Mewan – Center Back, Thisul Fernando – Right Wing, Nadil Basnayaka – Left Bar, Senuda Somakeerthi – Right Wing, Lakindu Weerasinghe – Left Wing, Thilanka Thushan – Goalkeeper, Yamith Jayakody – Center Forward
The Junior encounter between the sides for the Mahinda Liyanage Challenge trophy will commence at 3.00 pm on the 1st of October 2022.
Royal Junior Team
Bihandu Katugampala, Yusuf Shihar, Saahil de Silva, Dinal Wellapili, Indeev de Silva, Imaad Ismath, Lithum Karunasena, Yahya Farhan, Thilina Perera, Sulaiman Shihar, Dilka Rodrigo, Ramiru Aluthge, Geesath Fernando, Dian Kinigama, Kinura Disanayaka, Abdul Kareem, Khalid Mowjood, Raaid Bari, Sasinu Kanaherarachchi, Nethan Gunawardhana