Former Army SC, Defence Services, Kandy Sports Club and Sri Lanka forward BDM Dharmapala has taken over as rugby coach of Wariyapola Sri Sumangala College.

Dharmapala was an able player and during his playing days, he gave his best to whatever team he played with. Some of his contemporaries who excelled playing the game are Kapila Silva, Nilfer Ibrahim, Asoka Jayasena, Shamly Nawaz, Lernoard de Zilva, Nalaka Weerakoddy and Radika Hettiarchchi. Dharmapala, who is a keen follower of the game, is sure to give his best to this school. A few years back, this school emerged as the Shield champions in the all-Island under 20 Division II inter-school rugby Sevens under the guidance of   Lal Wijesiri.