SCHOOL CRICKET IN SRILANKA – By Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam First school to start playing cricket in Sri Lanka was St. Thomas’ College in 1864, which was first at Mutwal, and later shifted to Mt. Lavinia, followed by Royal College in 1878, which was then at San Sebastian, and later moved to its present location. They were followed by Richmond College Galle in 1887, Ananda College Colombo in 1892, Trinity College Kandy, Wesley College Colombo, Kingswood College Kandy and Dharmarajah College Kandy in 1893, St. Benedict’s College Colombo in 1895, St. Joseph’s College Colombo in 1896, Prince of Wales College Moratuwa in 1897, St. Anthony’s College Kandy, St. Thomas’ College Matara and St. Servatius’ College Matara in 1899, Central College Jaffna in 1901, Mahinda College Galle in 1902, St. John’s College Jaffna in 1904, Nalanda College Colombo in 1924, St. Peter’s College Colombo in 1933. Since then several other schools had ...

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Seeking to contact Charles (Charlie) Swan and his brother Arthur I am looking for Charles (Charlie) Swan and his brother Arthur. They both attended Wesley College Colombo in the 1950’s. Charlie qualified as an engineer from the University of Ceylon. Their Father worked in the Ceylon Railways. Charlie and Arthur emigrated to Australia in the 1960’s. I would be most grateful for any information. Dr Nihal D Amerasekera (email: douglasamera@gmail.com ) ...

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