Thushitha Peiris at the helm of Havelock SC

Havelock Sports Club AGM 2020


One of the country’s premier sporting clubs Havelock Sports Club elected its former player Thushitha Peiris as President to lead the club for the years 2020/21. He succeeds Romesh Abeywickrema who held office in the last two years.

The Havelock SC Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday (19 Jul) saw two candidates running for president; Tyronne Coonghe and Thushitha Peiris. The voting saw the latter win with 146 votes as opposed to 96.

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A product of D. S. Senanayake College, Thushitha joined the Pink brigade as a player in 1991 in the development squad and later progressed to play top division rugby until 2000.

He was also captain of the side in 1998 and later had a short stint in coaching.

Thushitha served as the secretary at Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) in 2019 as well as for Havelock Sports Club during that time.

Havelock Sports Club’s history dates back to 1915 with Roy Joachim founding the Colombo 5 club and since then there has been rich tradition built around its premise.

Dialog Clifford Cup champions for 2019 - Havelock Sports Club
Dialog Clifford Cup champions for 2019 – Havelock Sports Club

The club finished 2nd in the Dialog Rugby League in 2019/20 and later emerged Clifford Cup champions that same season. Unfortunately, they could not live up to the same promise in the recently concluded season.

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The complete list of office bearers for Havelock SC:


  • Gamini Fernando

Vice Patrons:

  • Lal Silva
  • Ana Saranapala
  • Jeyer Rodriguez
  • Dan Ratnam
  • Anton Benedict
  • Yoosuf Mukthar
  • Killi Pulendran
  • Lucien Rajakarunanayake
  • Kolitha Gunathilake


  • Ivor Maharoof
  • Wimal Senanayake

Office Bearers

  • Thusitha Peiris-President
  • Anuja Premaratne-Vice President
  • Rajiv Perera-Vice President
  • Nirupan Wijayanathan–General Secretory
  • Gehan Dias–Assistant Secretory
  • Sammy Akbar–Treasurer
  • Nimal De Silva–Assistant Treasurer
  • Eranga Katipearachchi-Bar and Restaurant Secretary
  • Dinuka Perera–Ground Secretary
  • Dominic Alles–Social Secretary
  • Roshan Opatha–Joint Sports Secretary
  • Alex Nishantha Chanaka–WPRFU Representative
  • Romesh Abeywickrema–Past President

Committee Members

  • Rohan Gomis
  • Mangala Dhanapriya
  • Thanushka Wickramasinghe

Chairman / Disciplinary Committee– Chaminda Rupasinghe