Channa Pathirane to lead Trinity Rugby Scrummage | Sunday Observer

Channa Pathirane to lead Trinity Rugby Scrummage

One of the finest second row forwards of Trinity College, Channa Pathirane, is destined to be the head of the Old Trinitians Rugby Scrummage at its AGM to be held in the first week of next, the Sunday Observer learns.

He takes over from another top class player of the past Duraisamy Sivasubramanium who sported the Trinity College jersey in the 1980s.

Siva as he is popularly known did his best and decided to spend more time with his business commitments and Pathirane is certain to continue the good work. Old Trinitians Rugby Scrummage is an organization affiliated to the Old Boys Association of Trinity College Kandy and manages rugby across all age groups at the school under the guidance of the principal.

Rugby Scrummage was the brainchild of Kenneth Boteju who played for Trinity in the late 1940s as a wing three-quarter. Boteju started it around 1992 together with his friend Rajah ‘Dabar’ Adihetty.

They enlisted former players including MTM Zaruk, Dr. Robert Soujah, Dr. Abeyratne, Dr. Kenneth Gunawardena, Wilhelm Balthazar and Ken de Joodt.