Kandy SC out to dominate | Sunday Observer

Kandy SC out to dominate

23 October, 2022

Kandy Sports Club is planning to dominate rugby at the upcoming league tournament that is expected to begin on December 10, 2022 and finish by February 19 next year. Thereafter they are expected to repeat their dominance at the Clifford Cup knock-out tournament to be played from February 23 to March 5, 2023.

About 30 players are attending practices at the Nittawela ground currently. Kandy SC will be led by Damith Dissanayake and Fazil Marija as head coach is overlooking their practices. Budhika Thalagampola is their assistant coach.

In the history of Kandy SC that spans 148 years they have maintained an impressive record in rugby. Their success has come to light during the recent years and they have won more matches than any other club in the league since 1994 and the knock-outs since 1992.

Chairman of their rugby committee Lasantha Wijesuriya and his committee are responsible to elevating the standards of the team to the present level. It is with his backing that the club has developed a strong overall rugby ethos which is an element that contributes to the success of the club. Wijesuriya is well backed up by the president Mahesh Weerasinghe.

Being the defending league rugby champions Kandy Sports Club is determined to finish the coming season on a high and is out to enjoy another successful season.

Kandy SC team has created a unique record in the annals of local rugby by winning the league title a record 22 times since 1994.

The ruggerites attending practices are Damith Dissanayake, Nigel Ratwatte, Kavindu Perera, Srinath Sooriyabandara, Tharinda Ratwatte, Lasitha Attangoda, Heshan Kalhara, Tharindu Chathuranga, Anuruddha Wilvera, Yakoob Ali, Charls Praveen, Malitha Rashmika, Milan Weerasinghe, Lavanga Perera, Oshan Perera, Lakshitha Ranaweera, Thilina Bandara, Diluksha Dange, Chamika Perera, Uchitha Jayasooriya, S. Monishan, Sanushka Abeyawickrema, Bawantha Udangamuwa, Heshan Jansen, Chahura Soysa, Bawantha Dharmapala, Asiri Seneviratne, Rumesh Premathilake, Nimesh Premathilake, Sahan Wijesinghe, Dinal Ekanayake, Kavishka Bandara.

The team manager is Kapila Silva.