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Trinity – Thomian rugby legacy grew from first kick off in ‘55..

Although some unofficial rugby games had been played by S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, under the team name of Thomian “Tigers” in the early 1950s, the first official inter-school rugby match between Trinity College, Kandy, and the Thomians was played on June 25, 1955,  at Longdon Place, Colombo 7. What S. Thomas’ College achieved in 1955, now shows …

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ASIA’S FASTEST MAN CLOCKS…

It was such a joy and honour to meet up with an active living legend, Summa Navaratnam, at the Royal College Sports Complex in Colombo recently. Still brisk and bright and actively involved in a Junior Rugby Academy he set up at Royal. In the 1940s and ’50s Summa was the cynosure of all eyes as he …

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NATIONAL SCHOOLS SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP..

St. Joseph’s College and Mahamaya Girls School, Kandy retained  their Championship for the 12th consecutive time and Vishaka Vidyalaya and Royal College emerged as the Runners- up at the 42nd Sri Lanka Schools Aquatic Championships worked off at Sugathadasa Indoor Swimming Complex. Champion St. Joseph’s College Swimming Team Champion Mahamaya …

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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 the launch of the special sesquicentennial song on February 7, the College sports activities in May, the Benedictine Musical show at BMICH on June 6, the College Day jubilee mass at the Cathedral and the launch of the commemorative stamp at the …

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Captain Courageous

Glory Days : Reliving the batting exploits of Charlie Joseph By Bernard VanCuylenburg With grateful appreciation to Tilak Pananwela.   The title I originally chose for this article was Two Days in March when I realised that a few years ago, there was a movie with a name that was almost similar – I …

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Bridgetine Rock ‘N Bowl

Bridgetines had a ball of a time as the St. Bridget’s Convent PPAorganized a Bowling Championship for their members. This was held recently at Excel World, Colombo. Highlights will be featured on our upcoming edition of Quadrangle Magazine More Picture on: Bridgetine Rock ‘N Bowl  

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ALTAIR – Made of dreams, Passion and pride..

  The twelfth brightest star in the night sky, the Altair star has been seen as a guiding light favored by ancient mariners and continues to dominate the bright summer sky. As such, the name Altair seems betting of the mega structure set to take over the Colombo skyline. The Quadrangle sits down with Pradeep Moraes, Director Indocean Developers to go behind the scenes of this luxury project. Indocean …

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DOUBLE WICKET CRICKET TOURNAMENT….

  St. Peter’s College beat St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa to emerge champions of the first ever Invitational Double Wicket Cricket tournament played at the St. Benedict’s College Grounds in Kotahena on 24th and 25th April . The tournament was organised by Old Benedictine Sports Club together with St. Benedict’s College Cricket Wing in connection with the 150th Jubilee …

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Premasiri Athukorale and Anton Perera batting stylist and the tearaway bowler..

The sports scene in schools sparkled in the 1950-60 era that witnessed a slow transition of rugby taking the edge over cricket from a spectator interest standpoint. It is interesting to step back and reminisce how and why rugby took pride and priority over cricket.During the period under review, horse racing was the most popular spectator sport in our …

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10 QUESTIONS WITH UPALI OBEYESEKERE.

There is a bond, a camaraderie, among the quadrangle schools. There is a kind of feeling we are a special group. There is a special spirit among the old boys of quadrangle schools that continues to be a unifying force around the world. In my experience, wherever I have travelled and met old schoolmates, or even other old Petes for the first …

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Boys From The Quadrangle…

  Trinity College The team from the hill capital, which has the richest rugby heritage in the Island in terms of class, performance and the contribution made to the nation over a century stepped out this year, like in every year since 1906 in defence of their “Honour& Glory”. Trinity have been one of the consistent schools …

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41ST JOEPHIAN PETERITE 50 OVER ENCOUNTER..

at R. Premadasa Stadium Photographs courtesy of     St. Peter’s College won by 60 runs (on D/L method) St. Peter’s College 166/7 in 38. 4 overs (rain curtailed) St. Joseph’s College 99 all out (Revised target 159 in 29 overs)

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Sri Lanka Cricket in safe hands, with AIA Insurance..

AIA becomes the Official Insurance Partner of Sri Lanka Cricket and will sponsor 2 domestic tournaments.  Colombo, 16th March, 2015:  If there is any one thing that binds Sri Lanka as a nation then surely it is cricket! A sport which everyone in the country passionately follows, played by a team that everyone …

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81ST BATTLE OF THE SAINTS..

ST. JOSEPH’S VS ST. PETER’S Result: Match drawn at Colombo Oval St. Joseph’s College 1st Innings 167 all out 2nd Innings 293/8 declared St. Peter’s College 1st Innings 268 all out 2nd Innings 110/7 at close of play Photographs By:    

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This That and The WAR

going down the memory lane with AIR CHIEF MARSHALL ROSHAN GOONETILEKE “We should resolve never to allow divisions to occur in Sri Lanka” As I approached Air Chief Marshall Roshan Goonetileke’s house which is situated in the outskirts of Colombo, I was wondering what to expect from a man who …

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SCHOOLS CRICKET REVIEW

The Under 19 Schools cricket season for 2014/2015 got off in early September with third term fixtures and there will be a one month break for Christmas in December. The first term matches are expected to commence by early January’2015 provided there won’t be any interruptions with the country’s Presidential …

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