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
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 .