According to Anil  Jayasnighe, Kandy’s  one of the leading rugby referees Aruna   Rankothge  has  said good bye to the whistle, and his last game as referee was  between Kandy SC and CH & FC Clifford Cup  Quarter final, and on Wednesday Kandy Referees hosted him for a farewell.  At present, he is the coach of St. Sylvester’s College where he schooled.  He has been referee for eighteen years and has blown in many countries like Dubai, the Philippines, Indonesia, Kazakhastan, Thailand and China.