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LET THE GAMES BEGIN! – Tokyo 2020

By Kiyasha Kohombanwickramage The Tokyo Olympics 2020 have officially begun! The opening ceremony took place on Friday, 23rd July, in the “nearly empty,” but glamourous National Stadium, after a year-long pandemic brought the games to a halt.   The ceremony began with a ring of fireworks around the roof of …

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Meet the Team Sri Lanka for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

අපි ජයගමු!  will be our theme at Quadrangle as we set to cover and promote initiatives to develop Sri Lanka’s Sports and its standards through Crysbro Next Champ along with National Olympic Committee (NOC). Here’s a quick guide to the team representing Sri Lanka at the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics.   …

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Legacy Tour – Nuwara Eliya Golf Club 1889

Legacy Tour on Quadrangle is dedicated to Sporting institutions and legendary individuals who promoted Sports in Sri Lanka commencing from the Colonial era. During the 19th century under the patronage of British Administrators and by Planters and Military officials, various Sports Clubs were established exclusively for them to patronize recreational …

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THE HISTORY OF MURALI-VAAS TROPHY AND BEYOND

THE HISTORY OF MURALI-VAAS TROPHY AND BEYOND by AFZAL LAPHIR When St Anthony’s College Kandy (SACK) host St Joseph’s College (SJC) Colombo next week (30th April & 1st May 2021), the two Saints schools will meet for the 109th occasion, spreading across three centuries. From the time the first game …

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Hillwood College Prefects Induction 2020

The Annual Prefects Induction of Hillwood College Kandy was held on 23rd September 2020 at College Hall. Here are the highlights as exclusively covered by Quadrangle Photography by Kavindu Hasaranga and Mahela Abeykoon. The pictures posted here have been restricted for sharing or to download and only available for viewing on …

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From Philanthropists to Champions

History of Schools Alumni and its evolution in Sri Lanka By Sujith Silva   In one of our earlier articles “A journey through Quadrangle”, we extensively covered the evolution of education in Sri Lanka. Starting from two renowned monasteries Mahavihara and Abhayagiri in the Anuradhapura period managed by Buddhist monks …

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The Legacy of C. I. Gunasekara at his Century

By Suhela Abeynaike Conroy Ievers Gunasekara was born an athlete meant to change sports history in Sri Lanka. He was a colossus, a gentleman of the highest order; unassuming and always stood for justice, a hard hitting batsman and a local maestro on the tennis court. Born on July 14, …

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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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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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