Pradeep Basnayake out to develop rugby in the Central Province-by Hafiz Marikar

Pradeep Basnayake

Pradeep Basnayake

Source:Dailynews

Pradeep Basnayake , better known as Bassa was a top class rugby player during his playing dayS and now a administrator, is a product of Trinity College , he played his club rugby for Kandy Sports Club, and also for Up-Country and Sri Lanka and captained the Kandy Sports Club and Sri Lanka team . He is a double international at rugby and basketball.

He played for Kandy SC for ten years and many years for the country and gave his best as a top class forward. and was a top class coach, he started his coaching at Trinity College in 2008 being in charge of the Under 20 outfit and later on taking charge of the Under 18 side. Regarded as one of the top men in the field of rugby, he is the present head of the Central Province Rugby Union and is having big plans to develop the game.

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Kapila Silva fine ruggerite and administrator-by Upananda Jayasundera

Kapila Silva

Source:Dailynews

Kapila Silva, an Old Boy of Isipathana Vidyalaya, Colombo is a National Rugby player and Administrator. He started his Rugby career under the guidance of Kelum Gunaratne, a veteran Rugby Coach. Kapila Silva’s team- mates were Vajira Hewage, Amith Rasanga and Shamly Nawaz to name a few. While in School he played as second row forward and played for CH and FC in two matches.

Before joining Kandy Sports Club in 2000 he played for CR & FC for two years and from 2000 to 2008 he played for the victorious Kandy SC as Flanker and Second Row forward. He played along with outstanding Sri Lanka Rugby players like Asoka Jayasena, Pradeep Basnayake, Indrajith Bandaranayake, Nalaka Weerakkody and Sajith Mallikarachchi to name a few. During his Rugby playing days he represented Sri Lanka Rugby team as well as Sri Lanka Rugby Sevens. He played for the National side under Viraj Prasantha in 1998 and 1999 and played for Sri Lanka from 2004 to 2005 at Dubai Rugby Sevens, South Australia Sevens and Asian Games in Thailand in 1998.




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