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HOOLIGANISM Thuggery and bad behaviour Have no place in school sport By Sujith Silva and Lawrence Heyn   “A violent young troublemaker, typically one of a gang”. This is how the Oxford Dictionary defines a hooligan and attributes it to perhaps from the surname of a fictional rowdy Irish family …

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Honours shared but Richmond openers post record partnership

112th Lovers’ Quarrel, Galle Richmond Mahinda   The star-studded and champion Richmond College First XI had to settle for a draw against arch rivals Mahinda College in their 112th big match at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. Though humbled in the first inning as they were dismissed for a below-par …

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Dominant Daniel plays big match innings of a lifetime

83rd Battle of the Saints The 83rd Josephian-Peterite Battle of the Saints ended in a draw at the P. Sara Stadium. Coming in to the game, the Peterites, coached by former skipper and Sri Lanka player Malinda Warnapura and led by their dashing right-hand batsman Lakshina Rodrigo, were the favourites …

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Rain spoils the Centenary party

100th Kandy Battle of the Blues The much-anticipated Centennial Battle of the Blues in Kandy, the Trinity-Antonian 100th cricket encounter for the John Halangoda Trophy, fizzled out to a draw as rain interrupted both days’ play at Pallekelle Stadium on March 10 and 11. Leading up to the encounter, there …

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Rain plays hand in Royal escape

138th Battle of the Blues Royal College, thanks to a spirited batting display by the lower middle-order batsmen and with the help of rain, forced a draw against S. Thomas’ College at the S.S.C Grounds in Colombo in their 138th Battle of the Blues played for Rt.Hon. D.S. Senanayake Shield. …

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BACK IN THE MANE GAME

Trinity College, Kandy, has been known as the cradle of Sri Lanka rugby for well over a century as the college from the hill capital produced many outstanding ruggerites and champion sides, including five unbeaten teams. However, since the Lions’ last all-conquering First XV side of 1987, under the inspiring …

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Splendour in the grass

Splendour in the grass By UL Kaluaratchi It is now decades since I handled a rugby ball. So, the kick-off at this stage of our life is difficult, yet it always is considered very important. I would like to kick off these random reflections by paying a warm tribute to …

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The spirit of one

MR GEORGE MACKY The spirit of one By Bernard VanCuylenburg   Rather late on the road of an Antonian journey, I take my place in line, pen in hand as I endeavour to pay tribute to a gentleman whose name now dwells in the realms of legend in the Antonian …

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Master spinner to master storyteller

Elmo Rodrigopulle: cricketer and veteran journalist Master spinner to master storyteller Being a loyal old Ben, keen sports fan, former Public Schools athlete, cheer leader and Ceylon University’s “shortest goalkeeper”, Kenneth Dabrera writes about his cricketing idol, friend and journalist ELMO RODRIGOPULLE, who played for and captained St Benedict’s College …

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KEN LEFT US GOLDEN MEMORIES

By Lawrence Heyn If anyone was to cast a mould of the perfect sportsman then Kenneth Brian de Joodt would have been the ideal prototype. The mercurial Trinity Lion, rugby genius and prolific writer passed away last August at the age of 76, and three months on the Quadrangle pays tribute …

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Saint battle full of suspense and drama..

  By David Heyn Spectators at the 1962 Josephian-Pe terite Big Match were taken on a bumpy roller-coaster ride as the teams experienced highs and lows over the two days. Only 444 runs were scored and 38 wickets fell but there were some outstanding performances with bat and ball, and supporters were kept on the edge of …

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Bens’ pace duo went on Sebastianite duck hunt. St. Benedict’s vs St. Sebastians 1983 at Kotahena

Another epic battle, unearthed thanks to veteran writer and our Quadrangle columnist Neil Wijeratne. As we were looking for “Great Escapes” he mentioned having watched this match and making short notes of the game, especially the bowling brilliance of multi-talented Benedictine Ravi Irugalbandara. He was one of my childhood heroes. He was equally good or better in hockey and football. …

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Good Lord and dropped catch saved Josephians.

It was in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, an era I recall, that as a schoolboy, eagerly looking forward to Fridays. Not so much because a weekend was in sight but simply to watch another First XI cricket encounter. The first stop on a Friday morning would be a quick glance at the blackboard on the left …

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CRICKET FROM THE PAST

The Cricket Seasons of 1946 and 1947 By  Algi Wijewickrema and Sujith Silva Having featured the 1957 school cricket season in the 1st Issue of QUADRANGLE we were determined to stay with school cricket for the 2nd Issue as we will be in the height of the school cricket season …

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Antonian Duo Lafir & Stephens

The schools cricket season of 1954 was a memorable one for St Anthony’s College, Katugastota.   That was the year Antonians became the Unofficial Schools Cricket Champions” and also two of their favourite sons carved their names in the cricketing annals. I went in search of that invincible season and …

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SPORTING ROYALTY Lorenz Pereira

  By Mahinda Wijesinghe         Eustace Lorenz Pereira could quite easily be regarded as the most outstanding sportsman produced in the 180-year-old history of Royal College, Colombo, an academic institution that can trace its beginnings way back to 1835.  As the college song goes “and thence did …

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STC favoured to give Royalists the blues

SOLID THOMIAN DOMINANCE TO DISRUPT THE RESILIENT REID AVENUE BOYS IN RETAINING D.S. SENANYAKE MEMORIAL SHIELD   By Chamal Weerakkody The Sinhalese Sports Club ground will resound to the chants and cheers over three long days, from March 10, as Royal and S. Thomas’ engage in the 137th Battle of …

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Lions set to roar but eagles hope to soar

99th Battle of the Blues in Kandy By Chamal Weerakkody Many would predict an easy win for the young lions of Trinity as they head to the 99th Kandy’s Battle of the Blues, one of the oldest rivalries in school cricketing history, yet, the Antonian eagles may upset the Trinitians …

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Shepherdians bounce to basketball double Battling Joes clinch boys’ title

Good Shepherd Convent, Kotahena, achieved a championship double among girls’ schools in basketball after winning the 2015 Inter-School Under-19 A Division All Island Basketball Championship conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Basketball Association recently. The title followed the school’s win in the All-Island National Schools Games Basketball Championship in September. …

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BENEDICTINES- EMERGING POWERHOUSE IN ATHLETICS

St. Benedict’s College which is celebrating its Sesquicentennial this year has seen an unparalleled feat by their athletes with consistently high performances right throughout 2015 culminating in winning the Sir John Tarbet Junior Public Schools Athletic Championship held in Anuradhapura from 15th – 18th September 2015, where over 6000 athletes …

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Are Sri Lankans Loosers..??

A Recently we lost in the quarter finals of the Cricket World Cup and people are still analyzing what went wrong – trying to find out who is responsible for our not bringing the cup home. In India where they have more than a billion people to choose from and where the country is full of fanatics, …

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85th Sir John Tarbet Athletic Championship

The 85th edition of the Sir John Tarbet Athletic Championship was held recently at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium. Maris Stella College won the boy’s championship with St. Benedict’s College emerging as runners up. Walala A. Ratnayake MV clinched the girl’s championship and Sumana Balika Vidyalaya became the runners up. Vishaka Vidyalaya, Colombo won the under …

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NATIONAL SCHOOLS SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP..

St. Joseph’s College and Mahamaya Girls School, Kandy retained  their Championship for the 12th consecutive time and Vishaka Vidyalaya and Royal College emerged as the Runners- up at the 42nd Sri Lanka Schools Aquatic Championships worked off at Sugathadasa Indoor Swimming Complex. Champion St. Joseph’s College Swimming Team Champion Mahamaya …

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Bens’ destiny shaped by a band of Brothers..

Their sesquicentennial calendar for 2015 comprises the College sports meet on January 31, the Benedictine Walk and Carnival and the launch of the special sesquicentennial song on February 7, the College sports activities in May, the Benedictine Musical show at BMICH on June 6, the College Day jubilee mass at the Cathedral and the launch of the commemorative stamp at the …

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Captain Courageous

Glory Days : Reliving the batting exploits of Charlie Joseph By Bernard VanCuylenburg With grateful appreciation to Tilak Pananwela.   The title I originally chose for this article was Two Days in March when I realised that a few years ago, there was a movie with a name that was almost similar – I …

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Bridgetine Razzmatazz

Organized by the St. Bridget’s Convent PPA for its members was held recently at Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. Highlights will be featured in our next edition of Quadrangle Magazine. More Picture On: Bridgetine Razzmatazz

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WHEN A FRESHER HELPED ME TO BE PART OF HISTORY…

Revisiting 1972 when Antonians gatecrash Trinity’s Centenary Celebrations As shared with Alston Mahadevan by Jayantha Monnekulame   The 1972 Trinity Antonian big match was played in Katugastota on the 24th & 25th March 1972. It was a historic period as Trinity who were celebrating its centenary year and I captained the Antonian team whilst Athula …

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Quadrangle Athletic Meet – 2015

Saints Quadrangular Athleticsmeet 2015. It was revived after 25 years… And competed over two days, the Saints Quadrangular meet came to an end with a great show of athletics power’s of Antonians, Bens, Joes, Petes in the best spirit and upholding values. May the Saints Brotherhood live forever… Old Peterites won the overall Old Boys …

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DOUBLE WICKET CRICKET TOURNAMENT….

  St. Peter’s College beat St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa to emerge champions of the first ever Invitational Double Wicket Cricket tournament played at the St. Benedict’s College Grounds in Kotahena on 24th and 25th April . The tournament was organised by Old Benedictine Sports Club together with St. Benedict’s College Cricket Wing in connection with the 150th Jubilee …

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Boys From The Quadrangle…

  Trinity College The team from the hill capital, which has the richest rugby heritage in the Island in terms of class, performance and the contribution made to the nation over a century stepped out this year, like in every year since 1906 in defence of their “Honour& Glory”. Trinity have been one of the consistent schools …

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School Rugby Review…

  The Singer Schools Under 20 Rugby League began in March with Isipathana College, Colombo – the 2014 unbeaten triple champions – coming out under No. 8 Omalka Gunaratna’s leadership to defend their crowns. Though they lost one title earlier this year, the All Island 7s Championship to St Peter’s College, they meant business from the time the …

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41ST JOEPHIAN PETERITE 50 OVER ENCOUNTER..

at R. Premadasa Stadium Photographs courtesy of     St. Peter’s College won by 60 runs (on D/L method) St. Peter’s College 166/7 in 38. 4 overs (rain curtailed) St. Joseph’s College 99 all out (Revised target 159 in 29 overs)

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81ST BATTLE OF THE SAINTS..

ST. JOSEPH’S VS ST. PETER’S Result: Match drawn at Colombo Oval St. Joseph’s College 1st Innings 167 all out 2nd Innings 293/8 declared St. Peter’s College 1st Innings 268 all out 2nd Innings 110/7 at close of play Photographs By:    

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136th BATTLE OF THE BLUES..

ROYAL VS ST.THOMAS’ Result Royal College 1st Innings 199 all out 2nd Innings 19/1 at the close of play St. Thomas’ College 1st Innings 270/7 declared Photographs courtesy of  

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Miss Grand International 2014

The Miss Grand International pageant took place on the 7th of October 2014 at Huamark Indoor Stadium, Thailand. Miss Grand International was organized and held in Thailand under the direction of Nawat Itsaragrisil and Yuphiyao Thaivisut. In this years pageant there were 85 Countries represented, and Asanki De Silva of …

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In Reminiscing

In traversing down memory lane, though briefly, one cannot help a sense of nostalgia filtering through your mind. Colombo North, the gateway to the metropolitan city, was a sprawling electorate and home to a multi-religious and diverse ethnic population. In this scenario, Kotahena was literally a haven, where the teeming …

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[Review] Ceylon Tea Moments

We stopped over for breakfast, just past 8 am on a busy Saturday morning – needing to catch up on some office work on the computer and kill a bit of time between the kids varied schedules. We were pleasantly surprised to find them open at this time of morning …

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