Trinitians outsmart Antonians in one-dayer-BY HAFIZ MARIKAR Source:Sundayobserver Trinity College did exactly what they needed to do to win the 40th 50-over game by four wickets to pocket the Sir Richard Aluwihare Trophy in their annual cricket match against traditional rival St. Anthony’s College at the Asgiriya Stadium yesterday. Electing to bat first, St. Anthony’s could not fare too well and were able to score only 150 runs in 49.3 overs. Kavindu Shehan batted well to score 37 while Chamandu Wickremasinghe (29) and Traveen Mathews (20) also chipped in. Vibahvith Ehelepola bowled best to capture four wickets for 22 runs while stumper Akram Muthalib had four dismissals with two catches and two stumpings. ...

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THE HISTORY OF TRINITY-ANTONIAN LIMITED OVERS SERIES – Compiled by Afzal Laphir 40th ONE-DAY ENCOUNTER – ANTONIANS HAVE THE EDGE Image Source:wikipedia.org The 40th one-day encounter between St Anthony’s College and Trinity College will be played at Asgiriya on Saturday, June 11th. The Antonians, who are looking for their first win since 2012, should go out as favourites based on their superior one-day performance this season. A victory to the Antonians will take the series tally to 18 wins apiece, to add to the famous tied-game in 2014 and three no-results. For more information on the history of this one-day series, please refer to my previous article. The Antonians reached the quarter-finals of the Division 1 (Tier A) Sri Lanka Schools one-day tournament, where they were beaten by Richmond College Galle in a close affair. SACK won 4 out of the 5 first round games, defeating St Thomas’ Matara, S Thomas’ ML, ...

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Duncan White, and the Returned Trinity Lion – By GEORGE BRAINE For the 125th anniversary of Trinity College, Kandy, The Old Boys Association published a 135-page commemorative volume titled Memories of Trinity, containing short pieces written mainly by old boys. Consisting mostly of humorous anecdotes about teachers and students, the volume was edited by five old boys, including Lakshman Kadiragamar, who also happened to be the President of the OBA at that time. Kadiragamar also wrote the Foreword. The cover depicted a water color painting by Stanley Kirinde of the Hantana peak seen through the college chapel. Kadiragamar also wrote a piece titled “The school we knew” for the volume, in which he recalled the visit of Duncan White, the Olympic silver medalist, an old boy of Trinity, to the school. This was in 1948. A holiday was declared, and a general assembly was held. White walked down the school ...

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Paynter’s Portraits: Campbell and Senior-BY DILSHAN BOANGE Source:Sundayobserver In this second instalment about modern art treasures at Trinity College Kandy, I wish to discuss the portraits of Rev. John McLeod Campbell a former Principal of Trinity and Rev. Walter Senior a much celebrated Vice Principal and Chaplain of the school. These two portraits found on display at the Trinity College Library were painted by the late, great David Paynter, the Sri Lankan master artist of international fame, who was also an old boy of Trinity. The works are oil paintings done on canvas, as stated by the Curator of the Trinity College Archives Mrs. Thilini Dias Sumanasekera. These two works have not, unlike the ‘Fraser Couplet’, (on which I wrote last week) undergone restoration to the best of my knowledge. The photos of the two portraits featured in this article were provided by Sheshan Abeysekara. ...

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Sujith Silva is at Trinity College, Kandy Source:Sujith Silva FB Back after 30 years, at the Trinity College boarders’ Dinning Hall. I first stepped in here as a 17 year old in 1992 with St.Peter’s College Rugby squad as 2nd XV when the squad was hosted for lunch prior to the traditional encounter against Trinity College. Great experience in here, a formal lunch for both squads but at Nittawela, a tough outing for Peterites and lost badly, and my front tooth too  that’s Rugby. Today it’s about celebrating the spirit of Christmas, I’m here with the Quadrangle team as we are going Live from Trinity College Chapel with @trinitycollegechoir for the 02nd consecutive year and the #quadteam being hosted for a scrumptious lunch. Thank you Trinity, for awesome hospitality! The traditions and culture, class apart. Respice Finem #trinitians #peterites #traditions #schoollife #memories ...

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Hasitha Boyagoda – a proud product of Trinity College Source:-dailynews One of the top cricketers to come out of Kandy in recent time is Hasitha Boyagoda, former Trinity College Captain, who won the schools highest award, the Ryde Gold Medal for 2017. The medal is awarded each year to the Best All-Round Student. He was also presented with a special cricket award and Sportsman of the Year Award at the annual prize giving. He won the Observer – Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the year award in 2018 at the 40th Observer – Mobitel School Cricket Awards Ceremony. Hasitha, a fine all-rounder bats right-hand and bowls off-spin. He has captained his school at Under-13 (2011), Under-15 (2013), Under-17 (2015), First Xl (2017/18) and also led the Central Province Schools Under-15 (2013) and Under-19 (2016) sides. He has represented the Sri Lanka Under-19 Team on the tour to Australia in 2017 where ...

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Trinitian Ashan Ratwatte was a superb scrum half Source:Dailynews Trinity College skipper Ashan Ratwatte (second from left) receiving the Bradby Shield from the donor of the shield former Royal College principal E L Bradby after they retained the shield with an aggregate of 20-16. Also in the picture is Royal fly half Sampath Agalawatte and Royal Principal Marcus Fernando Ashan Ratwatte, who led the Trinity College rugby side, was the only captain to receive the Bradby Shield from the donor of the shield late E L Bradby. Ashan Ratwatte a scrum-half was a top class player in the position in which he played. He gave his best for the game of rugby and captained Trinity in 1983 and is a “Lion” winner who led the school to win many games That year they clinched the Bradby Shield by winning the First Leg 14-6 at Bogambara and losing the return match ...

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Heshan Unamboowe was Sri Lanka’s number one swimmer for many years Heshan Unamboowe Source:Dailynews Heshan Bandara Unamboowe is a former Sri Lankan swimmer who has represented his country at several international competitions for many years. He is an Olympian and represented Sri Lanka at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. He was born on May 19, 1992 in Kandy and was educated at Dharmaraja College and at Trinity College. His first coach was E. G. A. Wilson and thereafter he came under the guidance of Piyasiri, U. H. Pemlath and U. H. Sugath with J. B. Herath as the physical fitness instructor. His first national level achievement was in 1999 when he won a Silver Medal in the 50m backstroke at the Sri Lanka Schools Swimming Championships, competing in the Under-9 age group category. ...

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The Invincible 1967 Trinity ‘Lions’ began without a coach By Shamzeer Jaleel Source:Sundaytimes Trinity College one of the core schools to produce some outstanding rugby players for both the Kandy school and country had some outstanding outfits. A few of them were the 56, 67, 69, 77 and 87 outfits. But in the recent past they have lost the grip which made them fall down the ladder for many reasons. The invincible 1967 outfit was led by Ajith Abeyratne where they ended unbeaten in the season. Abeyratne represented his alma mater both in cricket and rugby scoring the fastest century between Trinity and Royal in only 62 balls at the Asgiriya Stadium in his last year. He led the Trinity College rugby teams in 1967 and 1968 and won colours in cricket and Lion in rugby as well. He was awarded the Ryde Gold Medal for the best student at ...

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