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Some of Kandy’s senior citizens have made arrangements to remember the famous sportsman and promoter Dr A. Samad Ismail.

Ismail did yeoman service to Kandy in the field of sport and also in the medical profession. He passed away in November.

At one time, he was president of the Kandy District Hockey Association and also served as the Patron of the Kandy Association Football League.

He was instrumental in introducing hockey to Royal Ceylon Air Force. He was an old boy of Wesley College Colombo. In memory of Ismail an alms giving has been arranged on December 17 for patients of the Cancer Hospital in Kandy. All arrangements for the event has been made by Mohan Samarakoon.