Former Nalanda skipper Lincoln Perera dies
One of the most colourful, entertaining former Nalanda cricket
captains M.A.L. (Lincoln) Perera, who captained the Nalanda First XI in
1949, passed away yesterday.
His funeral will take place today in Colombo. Lincoln Perera’s body
is lying at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour, opposite General Cemetery,
Lincoln Perera, is the elder brother of N.W.P. Parliamentarian Gamini
The Pereras created a record at Nalanda,by three brothers captaining
Nalanda, Gamini Jayawickrema Perera captained in 1960, Asoka Perera in
1963. Jayawickrema’s twin brother Parakrama Perera (deceased) played in
1957 Nalanda Champion Team with Jayawickrema. Youngest of them Mahinda
(deceased) too played cricket for Nalanda. The contribution to Nalanda
cricket by Perera family is enormous.
Lincoln Perera was one of the leading planters in Sri Lanka and he
was the first Ceylonese to be appointed to Kandapola Estate, one of the
biggest tea plantations in Sri Lanka.
Later, he served as the Chairman of JEDB and a Secretary of the
Ministry of Plantation for many years.
Lincoln Perera leaves behind his wife Matilda, sons Ajith and Lal.
His two daughters Hiranthi and Ranjala passed away a few years back.