‘Bulath’, a superb ruggerite and athlete-by Hafiz Marikar

Selvin Bulathsinghala

Selvin Bulathsinghala


Selvin Bulathsinghala, better known as Bulath, one of the top ruggerites to come out of St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota. During his school rugby career he played as a wing-three-quarter. He started his rugby at school in 1974 and ended in 1978.

He led the side in 1977. He was a fine runner and tackler, a player who played with guts. As a winger as usual, he positioned closest to the touch-line and was a fast player of the team. He was a player with the speed to exploit space which helped him to make attacking moves. He also played for the Outstation Schools in 1976 and 1977 and was the vice captain in 1977. He was coached at school by Iswan Omar, Irwin Howie and some of his team mates were M. Ali, Nihal Viper Guanrthne, Hiran Jayasundara, Sisira Weerakoon, Adrain Muller, Susantha Wijasiri, Rangith Periers.

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