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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 in line, pen in hand as I endeavour to pay tribute to a gentleman whose name now dwells in the realms of legend in the Antonian …

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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 became the Unofficial Schools Cricket Champions” and also two of their favourite sons carved their names in the cricketing annals. I went in search of that invincible season and …

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Whites’ Silver Streaks…

Duncan  was a record beater in every sense of the word Unforgettable ! That’s what it was – some of the most incredible achievements in Sri Lanka and world athletics that took place more than 67 years ago. Little-known Sri Lanka was then famously known for Ceylon Tea and was one of the treasured islands of …

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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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That ‘1957’ School Cricket Season

LP steered St. Benedict’s College to became the ‘Unofficial Champions’ something St. Benedict’s couldn’t achieve almost for four decades since the early 20th century.   Inspired by legendary individuals, sports teams of yesteryears and their mavericks, I ventured into those golden years in search of the ones who excelled in …

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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 exemplary career who rose to fame with his simple life and uncompromised loyalty, Premalal de Silva talks to us about his life at the Quadrangle school at Katugastota and his exceptional career at Singer. Premalal …

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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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ADLER – Antonian Alumini Chorale

The Golden Jubilee of Sacerdotal Ordination of DOM STEPHEN ABRAHAM OSB Principal Emeritus of St. Anthony’s College Katugastota. Organized by The Old Boys’ Association of St. Anthony’s College Kandy. Highlights of the Golden Jubilee Thanksgiving Eucharist and ‘The King is Coming’ Adler Christmas Choral Rendition.

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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 Monnekulame   The 1972 Trinity Antonian big match was played in Katugastota on the 24th & 25th March 1972. It was a historic period as Trinity who were celebrating its centenary year and I captained the Antonian team whilst Athula …

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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 in schools – since this great game of rugby had its beginnings at Trinity in 1906, when Rev. A.G. Fraser was the Principal. In fact, the first match Trinity played was against Kingswood College, Kandy, in …

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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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School Rugby Review…

  The Singer Schools Under 20 Rugby League began in March with Isipathana College, Colombo – the 2014 unbeaten triple champions – coming out under No. 8 Omalka Gunaratna’s leadership to defend their crowns. Though they lost one title earlier this year, the All Island 7s Championship to St Peter’s College, they meant business from the time the …

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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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