Kandy SC to meet Air Force in rugby ‘friendly’ | Sunday Observer

Kandy SC to meet Air Force in rugby ‘friendly’

26 December, 2021

Kandy Sports Club returns to rugby with a show on Thursday December 30 at Nittawela where they will play against Air Force in a match.

As all club tournaments were cancelled this year there was no club rugby in Kandy and the ‘friendly match’ is likely to be seen as the start for a new rugby calendar next year.

Kandy SC began training some months ago under the watchful eyes of coach Fazil Marija and his assistant Viraj Prasantha who are both former Sri Lanka players with Marija captaining the team as one of the best fly-halves in Asia.

Kandy SC’s rugby chairman Lasantha Wijesuriya has been one of the backstage officials keen to see the return of rugby to the club that has won the League title on 21 occasions along with the same number of Knock-out titles.

The Kandy SC squad presently in training is made up of Nigel Ratwatte (captain) Charles Praveen, Lasitha Attanagoda, Mohamed Ali, Malitha Rashmiks, M. Chandradas, Pathum Weerasinghe, Ananda Raj, Damith Dissanayake, S. Dilshan, Kavishka Bandara, Heshan Kalhara, Thilina Bandara, Chathura Soysa, Ruwan Amarasinghe, Mathisha Amarasinghe, D. Dharmapala, Tharindu Chathuranga, Sanushka Abeywickrema, B. Udangamuwa, Tharaka de Silva, Tharinda Kapuwatte, Roshan Weeraratne, Srinath Sooriyabandara, Heshan Jansen, Asiri Seneviratne, TPLS Ranaweera, Tharinda Ratwatte, Oshan Perera, Lawanga Perera, Chamika Perera, Dhanush Dayan, Dinal Ekanayake, Buddhima Piyaratne, Kavindu Perera, Dilshan Dange, Nimesh Prematilake and D. Jawsan.