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The Singhalese Sports club

No. 35, Maitland Place, Colombo 07

+94 11 269 6579


The Singhalese Sports Club was formed on 27th March 1899, during that period sports clubs were formed on ethnic backgrounds. Colts Cricket Club had a reputation and was known as the "invincible Colts CC". Even the best English Cricketers in Ceylon, the Colombo Cricket Club was no match for the Colts whose members for many years were from the Burgher community. In March 1899 the Combined Colleges (which happened to be an all Singhalese eleven IX) lost by one run to Colts CC. This great effort was the spur to form a Singhalese Club. The combined Colleges XI was C.E. Perera (Capt), R. Wickremasinghe, W.O.Nathanielsz (all Wesley College) F.L. Goonewardena, M.S. Gooneratne & D.L. de Saram (St. Thomas College) Silva and W. Fernando (St. Joseph's) F.A. Obeysekera, E. Weerasuriya, D.B. Gunasekera(Royal College). In those days Royal College was at San Sebastian Hill Pettah, Wesley at Dam Street Pettah, St. Josephs at Suduwella (now Maradana), St. Thomas' Mutuwal. C.E. Perera the finest school boy batsman was a member of the Colts CC and SSC.

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