The Inter-School Lemonade Trophy cricket match between Trinity and
Sri Rahula ended in a draw at the Asgiriya yesterday. Skipper Clifford
Fernando top- scored for Trinity with a determined 85. The feature
of his innings was his driving on the off side. Hasantha Mendis
struck an aggressive 49. Samitha Fernando who made an elegant 79
and opener Nalin Atapattu put on 108 for the third wicket for Sri
dec. in 80.4 overs. (S. Jayasinghe 27, I. Ratnayake 20, C. Fernando
85, H. Mendis 49; A.S. Gunaratne 2-32, A. Weerasekera 2-53. and
81 for no loss in 31 overs. (S. Jayasinghe 20 n.o. I. Ratnayake
Sri Rahula 224
in 81 overs. (N. Atapattu 52, S. Fernando 79, N. Priyadarshana 37,
A. Gunaratne 11; H. Mendis 2-25, H. Ponnamperuma 3/34, C. Dumbarange
2/53) - A.K.
'110 Not Out'
Bloomfield C&AC will celebrate its 110th Anniversary with a
mega dinner dance on September 19 (Thursday) at the Trans Asia Hotel,
Colombo. This event is a well deserved celebration for having reached
110 years of existence.
The club has
come a long way originating from Campbell Park where the club house
was formed during the colonial era. Those instrumental in forming
this club were mostly 'Sahibs' holding high government posts together
with a few local personalities previously known as 'Ceylonese'.
and Bloomfield plodded on participating in cricket tournaments and
since the early days settled itself at Reid Avenue. Since then Bloomfield
has performed extremely well in tournaments and have carried away
the Premier Trophies repeatedly.
of this magnitude was not planned before and hence the members and
the executive committee thought that the time was right to have
an event to celebrate its 110th Anniversary.
To make this
event more colourful and in keeping with their theme '110 not out',
the date fixed for the dance coincides with the ICC Mini World Cup
Tournament which is now being held in Colombo. Bloomfield are making
arrangements to invite all participating captains, playing members
and officials of the visiting teams together with the Sri Lanka
team to grace the occasion.
very own Sanath Jayasuriya is in the forefront of the Organising
Committee to make this anniversary celebrations a memorable success.
Music will be by the Cosmic Rays and Pearl. The guest artistes are
Ronnie Leitch and Nimal Jayamanne. Compere for the night will be
Faizal Bongso. There will be a lot of prizes for the taking including
10 return air tickets
roar at Katukurunda track today
The SLARDAR organised Katukurunda Motor Races will get underway
today starting from 8.30 a.m. This is the second event to be held
at the track this year and will be the final event for the much
looked forward SLARDAR championship to decide the best driver and
rider for the year 2002. Before this workout five of the six events
in deciding the respective champions were completed which began
with the Katukurunda races, Radella Hill Climb, Foxhill Supercross,
Karundupona Hill Climb and Gajaba Supercross.
are scheduled to commence today comprising of twelve motor car and
seven motor cycle events. Ace driver Dinesh Deheragoda has virtually
clinched the supercar award for the best driver having won his races
in the earlier events. In the Group 'A' class there is a tussle
between Nishan Wasalathanthri, Dilshard Hamdoon and Shalutha Adasuriya
while veteran Rohan de Silva and Romani de Silva are battling for
the Formula Car prize.
specilaist Nalin Perera has won the motorcycle award with no one
to give opposition to him. He has won four of the main events in
the racing calendar this year. In the thoroughbred category rider
Damien Goonatileke is in the lead and is well on the way to win
races Aravinda Premadasa who had some problem with his car at the
beginning of the year has come back to his winning form. When the
Sunday Times spoke to him he mentioned that "there was a default
in his car which his mechanics had not been able to rectify but
now they have found the mistake and he will be able to race with
go all out to win his events today. In the first motor races which
was held at the Katukurunda track early this year his car met with
a mishap. He won his two events at the Gajaba Supercross last month.
Rizvi Farouk, Dinesh Deheragoda, Dinesh Senanayake, Rohan de Silva,
Hafiz Cader, Sumanapala Mannapperuma and Yoga Perera are the other
drivers who should be in the firing line.
will be looking forward to repeat his earlier achievement at the
Katukurundu track where he won both the races he participated in.
He should have no difficulty in winning his events today.
events for today - 1. Group 'P' Motor Cycles upto 125cc. 2.
Group 'A' Mini Saloon 998cc. 3. Group 'R' Four Stroke upto 600cc.
4. Group 'R' motor Cycles upto 125cc. 5. Group 'M' and 'T' Cars
upto 1050cc. 6. Group 'P' Motor Cycles upto 250cc. 7. Group 'F'
Ford Formula 1600cc (Race 1).8. Group 'A' Cars Over 12kg/hp. 9.
Group 'R' Motor Cycles upto 125cc. 10. Group 'M' and 'T' 1050cc
upto 1350cc. 11. Group 'A' Cars 10-12 kg/hp. 12. Group 'R' Motro
Cycles upto 250cc. 13. Group 'M' and 'T' Cars 1350cc upto 1665cc.
14. Group 'A' Cars 8-10 kg/hp. 15. Group 'F' Ford Formula 1600cc
(Race 2). 16. Group 'T' and 'J' Truck and Jeep. 17. Group 'M' and
'T' Cars upto 3500cc. 18. Group 'A' Cars 6-8 kg/hp. 19. Motor Cycles
Open Event. -M.S.A