Defending rugby league champions Kandy Sports Club led by Fazil Marija will kick off their first game on November 22 at Nittawela with CH and FC. Their second game is against Air Force on 29th at the same venue. Their fixtures are: Dec. 5 vs Police at Police Park. Dec. 23rd vs Army at Ntitawela. Dec. 28th vs CR and FC at Longdon Place, January 2nd vs Havelocks at Havelock Park at 6.30 p.m., Jan. 10th vs Navy at Nittawela. No foreigners will be seen in action this year.
Dharmaraja College Karate team toured New Delhi with the Sri Lanka Schools Karate team for the 8th Commonwealth Karate Championship. The players who took part are Prabudhdha Bandara, Supun Gamage, Kalana Tennakoon, and Isuru Syabalapitiya.
Kandy Garden Club held their annual tennis tournament at the club courts recently. It was four days of top class tennis. Events were held for boys and girls from under-7 to 18 years.
Winners – Boys Singles – U-7 Janeesh Chandeeopa, U-8 C. Yashan, U-10 Yashan Ranatunge, U-12 Nipuna Nuwan, U-14 Niopuna Nuwan, U-16 Udan Hettiarchchi, U-18 Naveen Piries.
Girls Singles – U-7 Ruvi Leukebandara, U-10 Ruvi Leukebandara, U-12 Setyhmi Somanaweera, U-14 Kaveen Supunasara, U-16 Sethmi Sumanaweera, U-18 Kaveesha Supunsara.
Boys Doubles – U-8 D. Mahavithrana and P. Sooriyabandara, U-10 Y. Ranatunge and D. Mahavithara, U-12 N. Nuwan and Omitha Lakshan, U-14 Banura Pahan and Nuwan Nipuna, U-18 J. Thomas and Savindu Wannigam.
Girls Doubles – U-7 Kavintha Sirimalwatte and Tharuka Hearth, U-12 S. Sumanaweera and T. Beneragama, U-18 R. Niyangoida and D. Dissanayake.
Colombo District conducted their Lanka Plate Snooker tournament few days back and it was nice to see this tournament in full swing. However, it is sad to say that there are no plans for the Kandy’ District Lanka Plate to be held. A sport which was dominated by Kandy YMMA, Mahanuwara YMBA, Kandy CYO, Public Services Garden Club, Kandy Club, University Recreation Club, Kings Cue Club were in full swing and the game was well promoted in Kandy. Today no one knows the meaning of cue sport over here. Today the game is played in Snooker Parlous for a fee. This time there was no Kandy District Lanka Plate tournament. The controlling body does a lot to promote the game, but are the district organizers living in the funeral parlours?