Meet Rajans in Friendly Cricket Match
:: 2011-06-03 09:40:05 Hours]
Students and teachers of Dharmaraja College Kandy made another
visit to St. Patrick’s College Jaffna recently to strengthen the
friendship and develop mutual understanding with Patricians. This
goodwill visit was organized by the Civil Affairs Office of the
Dharmaraja boys received warm welcome from St. Patrick’s counterparts
on arrival in the college where they met each other in a limited
over friendly cricket match played at the school ground on 27th
May. Patricians recorded a win by 9 runs over the Rajans scoring
207 to 9 wickets. Before the friendly encounter, students of both
colleges exchanged gifts as tokens to mark their brotherhood.
Principal of St. Patrick’s College Rev. Fr. Jero Selvanayagam, Vice
Principals of Dharmaraja College Lieutenant Colonel S.K.B. Weerakoon
and Mr. B.M. Basnayaka and staff members of St. Patrick’s College
also joined the crowd to witness the event.
It was agreed to organize the match as an annual event of the sports
calendar of both schools. Civil Affairs Officer of the 511 Brigade
at Atchelu Lieutenant Colonel Sarath Abegunasekara, an old Rajan
coordinated the visit.
This was the second visit of Dharmaraja students to St. Patrick’s
College. In September 2010, a team of Patricians got opportunity
to visit important places in Kandy such as Victoria dam, Temple
of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa) and Mailapitiya War Hero Monument.