Battle of Kotte in its 34th year on Saturday and Sunday
Sri Jayewardenepura MV cricket team (from left) seated:
Thilina Madusanka, Mr. Jayathileke Bandara
(master-in-charge), Malitha Wickramasinghe (Captain), Mr.
Jayantha Peter (Principal), Navod Kaushalya (Vice Captain),
Mr. Chamara Jayathilake (Coach). (Back row from left)
Iroshan Silva, Malisha Madusanka, Malinda Atale, Hasitha
Samaranayake, Krishan Boteju, Sasanka Amarasinghe, Chamara
Nayanajith, Gayan Devinda, Tharindu Hashan, Dulaj Madusanka,
Isuru Kariyawasam, Yohan Vanhoff and Wisudda Ranganath.
The 34th 'Battle of Kotte' between Sri Jayewardenepura Maha Vidyalaya
(formerly Christian College, Kotte) and St. Thomas' College, Kotte will
be played at Moor's Sports Club grounds on Saturday and Sunday
commencing at 9.45 a.m.
Of the matches played so far Sri Jayewardenepura MV have won 12
matches while the Kotte Thomians have won five and the rest have ended
in draws. Sri Jayewardenepura last won the Big Match in 2000 under the
captaincy of Vasantha Silva while the Thomains won in 2003 under Aron
Sri Jayewardenepura MV led by Malitha Wickramasinghe have beaten
Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte by an innings and they won on first innings
against Piliyandala Maha Vidyalaya, St. Sylvester's College, Kandy and
Royal College, Panadura. Skipper Wickramasinghe along with Navod
Kaushalya, Thilina Maduranga, Hasitha Samaranayake can trouble the
opposition in batting and bowling. This year the Kotte Thomians will be
led by Ranjith Peiris. They have won on the first innings against Sri
Sumangala College, Panadura and Taxila College, Horana, while the Kotte
Thomians who could go for big scores are skipper Ranjith Peiris, Gihan
Benedict and Pradeep Ananda.
St. Thomas’ College, Kotte (from left seated) Nipuna Perera,
Milroy Perera (Vice Captain), Gihan Benedict, Mr. H.L.
Priyankara (Coach), Mr. Antonett Colombage
(Teacher-in-charge), Rev Fr Maxwell Silva (Rector), Rev Fr
Jude Nixon OSB, Ranjith Peiris (Captain), Roy Nilantha,
Nishan Samarasinghe. (Back row standing from left) Ravindu
Rashmika, Ravindu Kulatunge, Jude Karunaratne, Pradeep
Ananda, Shavika Ushan, Malilnda Rukshan, Dilan Daniel,
Randita Isuranga and Charith Kavinda.