Carrom: Peradeniya University Women’s team beat Moratuwa University Women’s team 3/0, to pocket the tile in the inter University Carrom championship.
Chess: The 67th Kandy Open Chess Festival will take place from 9th to 14th of August at the NICD auditorium at Polgolla. This is organized by the 64-squares International Chess Academy with prize money of Rs. 450,000 on offer.
Rugby: Kandy SC will be fielding a strong side for next Saturday’s inter club Sevens Tournament which will take place in Colombo. Coach Saliya Kumara is happy with his side, and says players should give off their best. The side will be led by Sri Lanka skipper Fazil Marija and will have players like Nigel Ratwatte, Gayan Weerartne, Shehan Pathirane, Roshan Weeraratne, Srianth Sooriyabandara, Lavanga Perera, Anmuraddha Weilwara, Vishvamithra Jaysinghe, Soyura Anthony, Tharindu Janaka and Richard Dhrmapala. The first time they won the sevens tournament was in 1999. That year they celebrated their 125th anniversary under Harris Omar.
Nittawella grounds: Nittawella rugby grounds playing area is being given the necessary touch up with Vice President Nihal Ratwatte being in charge of the project. Last year a politician had said that he is going to introduce tube wells, and also wanted his cut-out displayed on the ground. Nothing happened.
Cricket: Most of the crickets who played for Kandy CC are disappointed, because a key official has shifted this club to Colombo and players from Colombo are playing for them in the Sri Lanka Cricket Segment “B” tournament. Some of the key members of the club say, that they are disappointed, and even last time the club was handed over to a school coach, who was paid a salary and his school players were in the team. This is how club cricket is promoted today in Kandy.
PT Rajan Playground: The PT Rajan playground at Mahiyawa, along Katugastota road is given a face lift by the family of late Rajan. This is one of the oldest and the first to come under the Municipal Council, which was known as the “Rakade Grounds” because the toddy taverns were housed round the grounds.
This ground was named after a great sports promoter late P.T. Rajan who founded the Asoka Vidyalaya and it was students of this school who mostly used this grounds for their sports.