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Friendships forged forever while lovers quarrelled

Richmond College First XI cricket captain (1974) Ranjan Dias-Jayasinghe reminisces about the good times and that record-breaking Lovers’ Quarrel of 1972. Cricket was started in Richmond College Galle in 1887 and Richmondites played their first inter-school cricket match against Galle Central School (later named All Saints’ College, Galle) on May …

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Big match hundred a Katugastota special

Naren Dambawinna By Sujith Silva My earliest memory of the Trinity-Antonian encounter was in 1970 when I was a youngster. Lalith Ramanayake made quick-fire century and I think it was one of the fastest centuries in the series. Niroshan de Silva played in that year too. If I am not …

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THOSE FLYING JOES

Memories of Josephian Athletics and Athletes QUADRANGLE SPECIAL BY NEIL WIJERATNE   We were awaiting the arrival of those flying runners. They will outclass all other competitors, as we were told, and would bring glory to our school. Unbelievable.   I had a hurried lunch, a few slices of “seeni sambol” …

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Firoz Nilam – a meteoric rise to stardom

By Eric Motha Firoz Nilam commenced his meteoric rise to fame in 1961 on being selected for training at the Ceylon Table Tennis Association coaching camp conducted by V. Sivaraman All India Mens Singles Champion of many years reckoning   The thirteen year old student from Royal College, buoyant from …

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