Rangiri Dambulla N.S under 16 Boys Hockey team “B” division Joint Champs
Rangiri Dambulla National School emerged as Joint Champs with Vijeyapala National School Matale in the final of the under 16 boys all Island division ” B ” inter-schools Hockey championship 2023, organised and conducted by the Sri-Lanka Schools Hockey Association, under the guidance and supervision of the Ministry of Education, played at the Polonnaruwa Royal College ground recently.
Qualifying to the final of the ” B ” division boys all Island Schools Hockey championship 2023 against Vijayapala National School Matale, with the match ending in a scoreless draw, the officials of the Sri-Lanka Schools Hockey Association decided to declare both teams as Joint Champions due to the weather conditions.
Principal of Rangiri Dambulla National School Janaka Wijesinghe, who was also a famous Hockey player from St. Thomas College Matale post, had a keen interest in starting Hockey in the School and did so in June 2022, where he appointed Maheshika De Silva as the MIC and Naveen Mayura Katudeniya as the Coach. Principal Janka Wijesinghe’s vision turned to a successful note within a short period, with the lads showcasing their talents to qualify for the final and emerging as Joint Champions in the Hockey calendar 2023.
The Rangiri Dambulla National School under-16 Hockey team comprises A.G.I.D. Thilakarathna, H.M S.K. Herath, E.M.S.L. Ekanayake, K.A.D.G. Sanmeera, D.M.S.N. Dissanayake, S.P. Pramuditha, A.G.M.N. Jayalath, W.A.P.D. Thilakshana, M.G.S.D.G. Malagammana, Y.D. Amarasekara, M.A.H.H. Senarathna, K.M.V. Bandara, U.G.S.I.R. Jayasooriya, P.V. Perera, D.M.M. Dissanayaka, H.A.S. Uddipana, W.M.P.G.K. Warnakulasooriya
Rangiri Dambulla National School under 16 Hockey team with the Principal Janaka Wijesinghe, MIC Maheshika De Silva and Coach Naveen Mayura Katudeniya