Dharmaraja College Kandy will be once again be coached by one of their products, Senaka Dissanayake. He was the first double centurion produced by this school. Dissanayake is a well-known figure in the cricketing field.
Dissanayake has been coaching for a long time and has done a remarkable job as a cricket coach. He has produced several top class cricketers.
Cricket was played at Dharmaraja College from the time the school was established. The annual cricket match against traditional rivals Kingswood College has the longest history when it comes to cricket big match over here in the hills. Going by the record at Dharmaraja College, they played their first cricket match in 1892. This academic institute has produced many well-known cricketers.
This year the Rajans are being led by one-down batsman Deshan Gunasinghe. He is a technically-correct stroke maker. Last season, he did well with the bat and a batsman who can take on any type of bowling. He is also a fine fielder. Much is expected from him. He is a knowledgeable leader who should get the best from his team in the coming season. They are hoping to play a friendly game against Vidyartha College. Their first tournament is on September16 and 17 at Lake View against Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda.