By Sandun Kodithuwakku
Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) National Selectors yesterday named a 39-member pool for the upcoming tour of Malaysia and for the Asia Rugby Championship XV’s Division One which will be held in Chinese Taipei in May.
The selected squad will commence training from April 18 at Havelock Park.
Sri Lanka will play two friendly Test matches during their tour of Malaysia.
The first Test will be on May 2 at the National Stadium, Sports City, Kuala Lumpur while the second Test will be on May 4 at the same venue.
In the Asia Rugby Championship Division One Tournament Sri Lanka will take on the Philippines on May 29 at the Taipei Municipal Stadium.
Jason Melder, Sathya Ranatunga, Prasad Madusanka, Sajith Saranga, Sudarshan Muthuthanthri, Nivanka Prasad, Anuradha Herath, Samuel Maduwantha (all from CH and FC), Faiz Abdulla, Azmeer Fajudeen, Lasindu Heshan, Umesh Madushan, Mithun Hapugoda, Sandesh Jayawickrama, Theekshana Dassanayaka, Dinuk Amarasinghe (all from Havelock SC), Kasun de Silva, Gihan Perera, Buddima Priyarathana, Chathura Seneviratne, Absal Mohamed (all from Navy SC), Charles Praveen, Thilina Bandara, Nuwan Perera (all from Air Force SC), Sahiru Anthony, Shabeer Mohamed, Tharindu Chathuranga, Roshan Weerarathne, Thilina Wijesinghe, Yakoob Ali (all from Kandy SC), Omalka Gunarathne, Rahul de Silva, Kavindu Perera, Reeza Rafaideen, Kevin Dixon (all from CR and FC), Prabath Kumara, Ashan Bandara, Sudaraka Dikkumbura (all from Army SC) and Sachith Silva (Police SC).