Legends

Invincible ’87

Invincible ‘87  By Sujith Silva   Tyrrell Jason Rajapakse and Trinity’s 1st XV of 1987, a name and a team written in Golden letters in the Rugby annals of Trinity College Kandy. Tyrrell known as ‘Tikka’ a Rugby Lionsman,  an outstanding rugby player was also an inspirational leader who marshalled …

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Chips off the old block

Unique tale of George Jayaweera and his four sons By Upali Obeyesekere Toronto, Canada In April, each year, the big match season is heralded. It is the time when cricket takes pride of place over any other socio-political event in the island. Be it the Battle of the Saints, Battle …

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Coaches stood tall in Bens’ field of dreams

By Elmo Rodrigopulle Time was when St Benedict’s College, Kotahena, had only the quadrangle to indulge in sport. Most of the inter-school sport was played at the quadrangle and, although small in size, it produced sportsmen of high calibre. In the centre was a matting wicket for cricket while the quadrangle …

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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 prototype. The mercurial Trinity Lion, rugby genius and prolific writer passed away last August at the age of 76, and three months on the Quadrangle pays tribute …

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SPORTING ROYALTY Lorenz Pereira

  By Mahinda Wijesinghe         Eustace Lorenz Pereira could quite easily be regarded as the most outstanding sportsman produced in the 180-year-old history of Royal College, Colombo, an academic institution that can trace its beginnings way back to 1835.  As the college song goes “and thence did …

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Whites’ Silver Streaks…

Duncan  was a record beater in every sense of the word By Ken de Joodt 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 …

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ASIA’S FASTEST MAN CLOCKS…

From the 3rd edition of Quadrangle, published in 2015. 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. …

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