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Ranjan Madugalle: Proud that traditions, values and spirit are still upheld

Ranjan Madugalle is a name synonymous around the world for his role as the chief ICC match referee a position which all Sri Lankans are proud of. A product of Royal College, Madugalle had a distinguished career at school captaining them in the Centenary Match against traditional rivals S Thomas’ College Mt Lavinia in 1979. An accomplished top order batsman ...

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Take utmost pride in your cap – Michael Tissera


Originally Published on the Daily News (11th February 2017) Michael Tissera is a name synonymous with Sri Lanka cricket especially in the pre-Test era where he shone as an astute leader of men and also excelled as a top order batsman of the highest quality. Tissera, a product of S. Thomas’ College Mt Lavinia shares his thoughts and views ahead ...

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Anura Tennekoon a Luminary of Cricket


Originally Published on the Daily News (17th January 2017) I had the privilege of meeting Anura Tennekoon at the local Mecca of cricket at the Sinhalese Sports Club, recently. He was my captain when Ceylon Schools played against the All India Schools, in Colombo in the mid sixties. Anura went on to captain Sri Lanka with distinction where as I ...

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My Reflections on Cricket – Vijay Malalasekera


Originally Published on the Daily New (27th January 2017) Vijay Malalasekera, the former Royal College and Cambridge Blue cricketer reminisces on cricket ahead of the 138th Battle of the Blues encounter against S Thomas’ College that commences on March 9 at the SSC grounds. Q: What led you to take up to cricket? VM: From my boyhood days I had ...

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Former Cricketer Cum Journalist Geoff Wijesinghe Turns 82 Today : Rolling Back the Years


By Sa’adi Thawfeeq | Originally Published on the Sunday Observer (15th January 2017) Geoff Wijesinghe, former editor of the Daily News and Sunday Observer and one-time head of ‘Lankapuvath’ the country’s only national news agency turns 82 today and despite the growing years he remains as jovial as ever. One might wonder why an editor of a newspaper should feature in the ...

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Dialog Returns as Roy-Tho Sponsors


With the fervour surrounding the 136th Battle of the Blues between Royal and S. Thomas’ College growing steadily, the teams representing the two traditional rivals at this year’s encounter assembled for the fixture’s official announcement recently at the Sports Ministry. A notable difference at this year’s Royal-Thomian, which will be worked off from 12-14 March at the SSC, is the ...

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Official Logo and Gold Toss Coin Launched


The Official Logo and the Gold Toss Coin of the Battle of the Blues Royal Thomian Cricket Encounter was launched on the 6th of March 2014 at the Sports Ministry Auditorium by the Joint Organizing Committee along with the teams of both schools.

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