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Blast from the Past: Past Cricketers of St. Peter's College 1978/1979


Blast from the Past: Past Cricketers of St. Peter’s College 1978/1979

Posted on 13 January 2018 by admin

"A picture is worth a thousand words" 

Members of St. Peter's College Cricket Champion Team of 1978/79 & Under 16 of 1977.

Seated L to R: Michael Elias, Rohan Paulaz, Suraj Abeysekera, Monty Crusz.

Standing L to R: Bakir Mohamed Ali, Rumesh Ratnayaka, Suren Perera, Romeish De Mel, Tony Candappa, Niranjan Rodrigo, Kitto Fernandopulle, Janaka Abeygoonaratne, Lenny Cramer, Wipula Perera.

A few of in this elite group excelled in cricket both in school and for the country.  Niranjan Rodrigo played for St. Peter's College from 1978 – 1982 (both years included) for a total of five years. An all-rounder, he was in the 1978 Peterite team led by Suraj Abeysekara that won the big match by six wickets. He played alongside Amal Silva, Vinodhan John, Rumesh Ratnayaka, Rohan Buultjens, Rohan Paulusz, …

The following captained their alma mater –

Suraj Abeysekara (1978) – Kitto Fernandopulle (1979) – Michael Elias (1981) – Niranjan Rodrigo (1982). 

Rumesh Ratnayake, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 23 Tests and 70 ODIs from 1982 to 1993. He is the current fast bowling coach of Sri Lanka national cricket team. 

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Air Commodore Roshan Biyanwila is new SLC Secretary


Air Commodore Roshan Biyanwila is new SLC Secretary

Posted on 06 January 2018 by admin

The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) at an emergency meeting last evening decided to appoint Air Commodore Roshan Biyanwila as the new Secretary at SLC. The position of secretary fell vacant with the appointment of the sitting Secretary Mohan de Silva as the Vice President in charge of National Cricket at SLC. However this (secretary) appointment has to be ratified at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) scheduled for 7 January.

Roshan Biyanwila has been involved at the SLC in the capacity of a member of the Executive Committee before being appointed in his new role as Secretary.

It is mentioned that the name of another Member of the Executive Committee Samantha Dodanwela had also been suggested for the post of secretary but with the refusal of Dodanwela to accept it Biyanwila's name had been confirmed.


Roshan Biyanwila, the higher ranked Air Force Officer, Will be new Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Board(SLC), Cricket Age reliably learns. He will replace Mohan De Silva and his name will be officially announced on the January 7, when an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) is scheduled to take place.

Biyanwila has come through the ExCo Committee. There is a provision in SLC ExCo to nominate defence services. SLC Rotates it one by one between Army, Neavy and Air Force in every two years.

However, Biyanwela name was finalized only after other refused to take the highly responsible post. According to sources, Samatha Dodenwela was also offered the post. However, being a reputed and enjoys the clean image, he outright refused.

Also, it is very unlikely for Biyanwela as well to work freely, assuming the 'too many bosses' type of scenario within the SLC.

Like Dodenwela, Biyanwela also has a reputation of being honest and patriotic. In this scenario, It would be rather interesting to see, how he will be able to function without pressure and interference.

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Posted on 05 January 2018 by admin

Lashan Abeygoonewardena


Hamza Hidayathullah and Algi Wijewickrema have conveyed the sad news of the demise of Lashan Abeygoonewardena. 

With profound sadness, we announce the death of Lashan Abeygoonewardena, beloved son of Camillus R. Abeygoonewardena (Past President of SPC-OBU), brother of Sanjeewa Abeygoonewardena (SPC 1st XV Cpt. 95) and Dilan Abeygoonewardena (SPC 1st XV Cpt. 2001).

His death occurred while under treatment at the Monash Medical Centre (Clayton, Melbourne).

Lashan has been called to the safe hands of Lord God Almighty and the family wishes to communicate the below death notice.

Abeygoonewardena – Lashan Clement (of Melbourne Australia)
Beloved Son of Camillus and Marli. Brother of Sanjeeva and Dilan. Brother-in-Law of Kheshini and Sandra. Loving uncle of Cheval , Janik and Seth. Passed away on 4th January 2018. Cremation, Sunday 7th January 2018, 11am at Springvale Botanical Cemetery (Boyd Chapel) Melbourne Australia.

(Date and location for the thanks giving mass in Colombo to be notified later)

Cremation will take place on Sunday, 6th January 2018, 2.00 p.m. at Springvale Botanical Cemetery (Boyd Chapel), Melbourne Australia.

Date and location of a thanksgiving mass in Colombo to be notified later.

We offer our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Camillus and family and share their loss at this time.

"Life is impermanent, but death is permanent". We pray and ask the lord to bless the family and give them strength to face this sudden loss!

May Lashan rest in peace.


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