Ceylon Hockey – PERIOD FROM 1 APRIL 1959 TO 31 MARCH 1960 By Dennis de Rosayro

Ceylon Hockey – PERIOD FROM 1 APRIL 1959 TO 31 MARCH 1960

By Dennis de Rosayro

President            –    Dr. W.R. Chamnugam

Hony. Secretary –   Mr. Chandra T.A. Schaffter

Hony Treasurer  –  Mr. S.M.S. Sabreen

Selection Committee – Dr. W.R. Chamnugam (Chairman), Walter Jayasuriya, M.S. Jainudeen, Leslie W. Sellayah and Fulham S.V. Wright

Andriesz Shield  (1959 – League

Champions –  Havelock Sports Club

Pioneer Cup  (1959 – K/O)

Champions  – Tamil Union C & A.C.

                                     Mercantile H.A.                    Colombo H.A.

President                    Mr. M.G. Thornton              Mr. Walter M. Sellayah

Hony. Secretary         Mr. A. Nadarajah                 Mr. Barney Bowen

Hony. Treasurer        Mr. D.P. Ferdinands             Mr. H.V. Perera



The championships were jointly organised by the Colombo and Mercantile Associations and held at the Police Park, Colombo.

Mercantile captained by International, Ivan de Kretser along with International, Chandra Schaffer and National Caps Dennis de Rosayro and derrick Harvie, were a formidable outfit.  

Matale was led by National Cap P.A. Hettiaratchi and along with National Caps, S Suppiah and M.H. Fuard and a host of promising youngsters, had proved worthy finalists.

Mercantile were at their very best and dominated most of the game winning by 5 goals to nil.


Mercantile H.A.                                             Matale H.A.

J.R. Ratnasingham                  Goal                T. Costa

Gerard Davies                         R/B                  S. Suppiah

Tony S. Adahan                      L/B                  K. Nissanka

Anton D’Costa                       R/H                 L. Samarakoon

Dennis de Rosayro                  C/H                 M.H. Fuard

Derrick Harvie                        L/H                  P.A. Hettiaratchie  (Cap.)

Chandra Schaffter                  R/E                  M.D. Rupasena

Ivan de Kretser (Cap.)            R/I                   A. Ranaveera

Rienzie Perera                         C/F                  S. Rajanathan

Douglas Wijekoon                  L/I                   G.H. Rupasinghe

A..Nadarajah                           L/E                  S. Kottenkaduwa


  1. Sampanthan             D. de Silva

Sylvester Crusz                                               S.P. Ekanayake

J.D. Yatawara                                                             L. Seneviratne

  1. Rajaratnam G.B.N. de Silva

Dennis de Rosayro

September 2021




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