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REMEMBERING BRYAN

By Lorenz Pereira Eustace Bryan Pereira passed away on 3rd April 2019 at the age of 78, quite unexpectedly, but peacefully, with dignity and with no fuss in keeping with his gentle character and laconic lifestyle. Bryan operated in a by-gone time capsule setting his own agenda, quite oblivious to …

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Remembering ‘SELVI’

By Michael Wille I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Selvi Perinpanayagam in Ontario, Canada (in 2019). He and I played for Royal for three years (1954-1956). Of those three years we opened the batting for two years. Opening partners often develop a close friendship having been …

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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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Sublime Royal Rugby ‘81

Down memory lane with Sujeeva Cooray and Ravi Wijenathan By Sujith Silva Royal College 1st XV Rugby in 1981 filled with eleven colours men, a star-studded line-up with most of them later went onto represent Club Rugby, won the Noel Gratean Cup in ’81 under Sujeeva Cooray. This was the …

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He played the Game of Life as well to Perfection!

Eddie Gray – Memorial Oration by HE. S.Skandakumara at RCOBAA AGM, Melbourne, Australia HE S. Skandakumar recently delivered the Eddie Gray Memorial Oration in Melbourne before a distinguished audience of old Royalists of all vintages. The event was part of the Agenda of the AGM of the Royal College Old …

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