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Milo President's Trophy rugby from September 18

The Milo President's Trophy Rugby Tournament 2011 quarter-final, semi-final matches and the grand final organized by Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) and sponsored by Nestle Lanka Plc, will be held from September 18 to October 6 in Kandy and Colombo.


SLSRFA president Ranjith Chandrasekara receiving the sponsorship cheque for Milo Presidentís Trophy Rugby Tournament -2011 from Nestle Lanka PLC Assistant Vice President (Beverages) Norman Kannangara at the Press Conference held at CR and FC pavilion on Thursday. Nestle Sponsorships and Activations Manager Sajeewa Wickr masinghe (extreme left ), Corporate Affairs and Communications Assistant Vice President Bandula Egodage (second from right) and SLSRFA secretary Susantha Mendis (extreme right) were also present. Picture by Sudath Nishantha.

The annual tournament which consists of three categories, President's Trophy, Premier Trophy and Chairman's Trophy marks the 19th episode of a battle between 24 leading schools rugby teams in the island.

The specialty this year will be the A -category has been named as the President's Trophy after a laps of two years which used to be so, from 1995 to 2008.

The knock out series which started way back in 1993 with the participation of teams from A and top teams from group B were extended to premier and chairman's trophies enabling more schools to take part in the tournament.

Accordingly B and C group teams together with winners and runners-up in division two were able to take part in premier and chairman's trophy as a fore-runner to the knock out tournament from 2008.

St Peter's College, Bambalapitiya , Isipathana College, Colombo and Kingswood College, Kandy are the favourites who have each won the president's trophy four times. S Thomas' College notched the title in 2009 whereas 2010 trophy is yet tobe awarded .

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