Dharmaraja, Trinity, Carey slapped with bans

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A special committee appointed by the Ministry of Education at a meeting held at the Ministry auditorium took the decision to slap bans on three rugby playing schools Dharmaraja, Trinity and Carey which they say has brought disrepute to the sport of rugby due to their behavior on and off the field.

Dharmaraja was slapped with a ban of nine months effective from July 1 for their misbehavior in the match against St Joseph’s played at the Bogambara Stadium two weeks ago which the Josephians was on the verge of winning the game.

The ban Trinity was for six months for an incident which took place in their second leg 72nd Bradby Shield encounter against Royal played at Pallekele while Carey too was imposed with a ban of six months due to their unruly behavior in the match against Siri Piyaratana MMV Padukka in a lower division match played in the latter part of May.

Apart from the nine month ban Dharmaraja will be on two years of interim suspension and a incident within this stipulated period would see them being dealt with much severe punishment.

The committee also further took stern action against Dharmaraja coach Radika Hettiarachchi, the physio therapist and assistant coach. Radika has been banned from coaching and will not be allowed to coach any school team until further notice while the physio has been banned for one year and the assistant coach has been banned for six months due to their involvement with the incident at the Bogambara Stadium while the master in charge of Dharmaraja has been given a stern warning.

Added to the nine month ban seven Dharmaraja players M.G. Bandara, C.D.B. Wijesnghe, E.M.O.P. Ekanayake, D.M.C. Gyashan, D.S.T.R. Ratnayake, K.S.B. Dissanayake and C.S.S. Abaragama have been banned from representing their school for a period of one year.

Beside the six month ban on Carey they too will be under interim suspension for two years and all the matches played by Carey will be deemed as null and void while Carey coach D. Nimal has been slapped with a six month ban.

The decisions were taken on the instruction of Viraj Kariyawasam the Minister of Education citing the aim is to instill discipline in the sports field which has been in down trend since the recent past..(M. Shamil Amit)

  Comments - 13

  • Jeremy Stephen Friday, 01 July 2016 10:25 AM

    Good to see there is a ban on this school's, but the problem it's off season. No rugby will be played by any schools after aftet this nock out tournament. Therefore why the hell this people have given a ban on rugby off season? As soon aso the next season starts, these schools will be there to play. What kind of punishment is this. I really don't understand.

    JOE Friday, 01 July 2016 12:56 PM


    Onlooker Sunday, 03 July 2016 01:54 PM

    Is this another conspiracy against Kandy's rugby ?

    mili Sunday, 03 July 2016 04:07 PM

    Appreciate giving punishment without delay. But the it has given just to shape the matter. For me it sounds as a joke banning them during off season. The gravity of the incidents are much more serious than the punishment. Should have thought of the game's future when imposing such sanctions. My gut feeling is next season you will experience many more worse incidents considering these kind of sanctions bcos now its easy to benchmark.

    Be Fair Friday, 01 July 2016 01:42 PM

    Royal would have been meditating for Trinity to on the rampage.....? ne

    Rom Friday, 01 July 2016 02:50 AM

    Trinity!!!!! Never did these happen in the past ! Never ! Regrettably the current generation has no respect to the game and collage !

    Leo Friday, 01 July 2016 06:12 AM

    What about Isipathana for assulting the referee in the match against Science College via DM Android App

    Ajith Friday, 01 July 2016 06:20 AM

    Very good. Discipline must be started in schools and the culprits must be taught a lesson.

    Raul Monday, 04 July 2016 02:33 PM

    And you call yourself Rugby THUGby?

    RugbyThugby Friday, 01 July 2016 07:33 AM

    TCk's spectator infringement, crowd control, lack of security, spectator discipline has been deplorable. Poor organizing should be slapped not only on the school administration but also on the Police. It was a miracle that Royal managed to tie the Bradby under spectator infringement before the final whistle to end the game. There after, Royal was cast as the aggressor for not sharing the shield that led to another fight during and after the award ceremony. Overall, these incidents show the down slope of discipline in just about everything in our country.

    Lakmal Kahawela Friday, 01 July 2016 05:42 PM

    What a foolish ban. School rugby s

    sacre blieu Friday, 01 July 2016 08:05 AM

    Sadly, sports has lost its objective and direction, and is now a display that is manoeuvred to mainly satisfy base desire. In the early years of sport when we represented our schools, no interference by anyone other than the prefect of sports and the coach , were tolerated. Sadly and even more so, parents brought in pressure and even sought the influence of politics so that his child was allowed to represent his school whatever the calibre. we were taught that , BE LAVISH WHEN IN DEFEAT AND TAKE VICTORY WITH GRACE. And BE A SPORTSMAN ON THE FIELD AND GENTLEMAN OFF THE FIELD. No splashy shows like today, or the strange glitter and grandeur of today , and fictitious image building. WE , today , are breeding the criminals of the future , and not cultured students.

    tnc Friday, 01 July 2016 08:11 AM

    More like suspended suspension since its off season now. But still, sends a good message home.

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