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BACK IN THE MANE GAME
Trinity College, Kandy, has been known as the cradle of Sri Lanka rugby for well over a century as the college from the hill capit...
True-blue Joe, on and off the field
TRIBUTE: Arthur Hakel True-blue Joe, on and off the field   By Susilough de S Wijeyeratne   I came to know Arthur Hakel ...
Blue & Gold magic: the Champion Royal XV of ’78
RUGBY HITS OF THE ’70S Blue & Gold magic: the Champion Royal XV of ’78 By Sujith Silva The 1970s was a remarkable dec...
PATERNOTT DYNASTY
By LAWRENCE HEYN There is a saying: an apple does not fall far from the tree. In this instance, three “apples” fell close to t...
Joes slow to kick-along to rugby conversion
QUADRANGLE SPECIAL BY NEIL WIJERATNE   Joes slow to kick-along to rugby conversion     The 37th Annual General Meeting of the ...
Splendour in the grass
Splendour in the grass By UL Kaluaratchi It is now decades since I handled a rugby ball. So, the kick-off at this stage of our lif...
The spirit of one
MR GEORGE MACKY The spirit of one By Bernard VanCuylenburg   Rather late on the road of an Antonian journey, I take my place ...
Master spinner to master storyteller
Elmo Rodrigopulle: cricketer and veteran journalist Master spinner to master storyteller Being a loyal old Ben, keen sports fan, f...
Josephian grit kept Wesleyites at bay
Great escape of 1983     Who recalls that St Joseph’s versus Wesley cricket match played at Campbell Park in 1983? It ...
Reel life action man Robin’s exciting journey from gymnas...
By Cassandra Van Heer Having entered the Sri Lankan cinema over five decades ago and revolutionising the action film industry, Rob...
Just like his idol Sinatra, Frank Hubert says … I did it m...
By Sujith Silva Frank Hubert. Frankly, he was a household name among sports enthusiasts in the 1970s and ‘80s. He was in town br...
KEN LEFT US GOLDEN MEMORIES
By Lawrence Heyn If anyone was to cast a mould of the perfect sportsman then Kenneth Brian de Joodt would have been the ideal prot...
THE SRI LANKAN WHO TAUGHT THE MCC AND THE ICC
Would you be surprised to hear of a Sri Lankan who taught a thing or two to the MCC and the ICC? Well don’t be, we have a cricke...
STC colossus Hayman forged perpetual links to Gurutalawa
By Milinda Hettiarachchi  The College of St Thomas the Apostle was founded at Mutwal by Dr James Chapman, the first Anglican Bish...
Saint battle full of suspense and drama..
  By David Heyn Spectators at the 1962 Josephian-Pe terite Big Match were taken on a bumpy roller-coaster ride as the team...
MAGICAL MOMENTS IN THOSE ALL-TIME GREAT ESCAPES
It was the early 1960s. I was a primary school student at St Joseph’s College, and my father accompanied me daily to school. Du...
Halangoda-Richards stand built on true Thomian grit – ...
  It was a big celebration, a golden milestone in the blue ribbon schools cricket match in Sri Lanka. The Royal-Thomian, k...
Bens’ pace duo went on Sebastianite duck hunt. St. Benedic...
Another epic battle, unearthed thanks to veteran writer and our Quadrangle columnist Neil Wijeratne. As we were looking for “...
Good Lord and dropped catch saved Josephians.
It was in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, an era I recall, that as a schoolboy, eagerly looking forward to Fridays. Not so muc...
CRICKET FROM THE PAST
The Cricket Seasons of 1946 and 1947 By  Algi Wijewickrema and Sujith Silva Having featured the 1957 school cricket season in the...
British save the oldest public school paving way for new era
By Varuna De Silva (This article is based entirely on “The Royal College – School of our Fathers – A Brief History and the E...
Antonian Duo Lafir & Stephens
The schools cricket season of 1954 was a memorable one for St Anthony’s College, Katugastota.   That was the year Antonians...
Man with the big heart passes on but …The music will play ...
By Lawrence Heyn The voice and prowess of an outstanding musical talent were stilled when Christopher Pietersz passed away in Sydn...
Trinity – Thomian rugby legacy grew from first kick of...
Although some unofficial rugby games had been played by S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, under the team name of Thomian “Ti...
That ‘1957’ School Cricket Season
LP steered St. Benedict’s College to became the ‘Unofficial Champions’ something St. Benedict’s couldn’t achieve almost ...
Cricket Lovely Cricket
In Sri Lanka, cricket is not just played in the back yard; it is played on the roads, beaches, alley ways, paddocks and strips of ...
Education system given right Royal treatment..
This write-up is based entirely on: The Royal College – School of Our Fathers – A Brief History and the Essence of its Spiri...
Yakadaya in name and spirit..
Iron resolve took Premalal  far in sporting and professional career   A cricketer, a sound leader and a man with an exempla...
Table Tennis Champion International Umpire Nimo RamchandR...
Nimo Ramchand made his triumphant debut at  Table Tennis at the age of 12 on being selected as a member of St. Joseph’s Colleg...
St. Benedict’s coasted to victory, beating St. Joseph’s,...
Remembering that historic Benedictine triumph in 1964 The warning sign was very clear: The Josephians were about to face the toug...
Bens’ destiny shaped by a band of Brothers..
Their sesquicentennial calendar for 2015 comprises the College sports meet on January 31, the Benedictine Walk and Carnival and...
Captains Fantastic..
Bens’ cricket thrived on leadership and team ethos In the history of cricket at St Benedict’s College, Kotahena, the best ca...
Captain Courageous
Glory Days : Reliving the batting exploits of Charlie Joseph By Bernard VanCuylenburg With grateful appreciation to Tilak Pananwel...
WHEN A FRESHER HELPED ME TO BE PART OF HISTORY…
Revisiting 1972 when Antonians gatecrash Trinity’s Centenary Celebrations As shared with Alston Mahadevan by Jayantha Monnekulam...
MAN WITH THE GOAL-DEN BOOT….
  Peter Ranasinghe undoubtedly was the soccer hero of my generation. As a player, Peter was just sensational. And he remain...
Premasiri Athukorale and Anton Perera batting stylist and th...
The sports scene in schools sparkled in the 1950-60 era that witnessed a slow transition of rugby taking the edge over cricket ...
DAVID AND HIS LIONHEARTS…
  BY Ken de Joodt As a mere introduction to this write-up, Trinity College, Kandy, was always known as the Cradle of Rugby...
That ‘1952’ School Cricket Season
Runs flowed in ’52 Josephians had well-oiled batting machine   Played seven matches; won five; lost two…. The scoreca...
Tyrone Le Mercier
Tyrone Le Mercier Represented St. Peter’s College for five years best remembered for his brilliant 235 n.o. against Antonians Go...
In Reminiscing
In traversing down memory lane, though briefly, one cannot help a sense of nostalgia filtering through your mind. Colombo North, t...