Down Memory Lane

The Peterite band plays on

By Algi Wijewickrema A few months back Sri Lanka’s first ever television station, ITN (Independent Television Network), concluded a competition among Sri Lanka’s schools, titled “Band the Band” (thankfully it wasn’t ban the band) and Holy Cross College, Grampaha were crowned champions. Not to be left out, St. Peter’s College, …

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Spirit of Big Matches – 2019

From the 12th edition of Quadrangle Magazine; Quadrangle interviewed former Captains, Players, and Principals during the 2019 Schools Big Match coverage.  By Kineta Fernandez When it comes to traditional school cricketing battles in Sri Lanka, a ‘Big Match’ is more than just an ordinary cricket encounter between schools. Cricketing battles …

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Cagers who were greats and who would have no equal

By Elmo Rodrigopulle St Benedicts College, Kotahena, easily the leading Christian Brothers school in the country is celebrated its 150th year in its glorious existence few years ago. Since its inception, the school has produced brilliant alumni and continues that way. Not only in studies, but also in sport there …

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JOSEPHIAN SOCCER; 1964 AUGUST FAIR VICTORY

From the 2nd edition of Quadrangle, 2015. Just a couple of years after its formation, St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10 fielded a cricket team and defeated Royal College in the inaugural cricket match. In the same year- 1898, they also fielded a soccer team and trounced Royal College F.C and …

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Maurice scissorhands

Lawrence Heyn was sports editor of the SUN and WEEKEND newspapers in Colombo in the 1970s and early ’80s. He migrated to Australia in 1984 and worked for 27 years as an editor and production editor for a newspaper group in Brisbane. He is a partner in a design company, …

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A TRIP ALONG MEMORY LANE AT KATUGASTOTA

Antonian Cricket season of 1960 and Trinity-Antonian Big Match By Group Captain (Retd) Tilak Pananwala. Following is a compilation of articles penned down by former Antonian Cricketer (now retired) Group Captain Tilak Pananwala based on his memories of Antonian Cricket from 60’s with epilogue added by another Antonian stalwart in …

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