A tense situation was reported at Police Park after a fight broke out at the league rugby match between Police SC and Air Force SC this evening
Sources said the alleged infringmenet by a player had triggeered the brawl after which both teams had exchanged fisticuffs.
The situation is reported to have turned ugly after spectators supporting both teams stormed the playing field and joined the free-for-all.
The situation was brought under control after Policemen on duty intervened, sources said.
The RFU should consider playing matches at neutral venues when the armed services clubs are involved...
Em Sunday, 05 August 2012 06:10 AM
Sport is there to make peace between the contesting teams. These goon turned it other way round.
Rasa Pathirathna Saturday, 04 August 2012 10:00 PM
Looks like we've got an LTTE sympathizer here, under a false name!
Sunil de Silva Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:02 PM
Time to start another war. These guys are trained to kill anyway!
The Air 'Farce', again getting into the headlines!!
chandi Saturday, 04 August 2012 02:46 PM
Now i feel sorry for my brothers and sisters in North east
Fazli Saturday, 04 August 2012 02:11 PM
Needless to say, fight amongst servicemen is very unhealthy situation. They must set high standards.
Azeem Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:47 PM
Very sad. Should never happen again. Both are considered protectors of the people and should strive to maintain that image.Hope things are resolved soon.
KumUdu Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:23 PM
Well declined ruling party vs opposition cricket match is a inspiring. Why not play that game at least once a week for general public.to change attitude and to keep MP's occupied..
Tony Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:00 PM
what happened to the smiling friendly lankan?
Renu Saturday, 04 August 2012 12:47 PM
This how the forces are managed. It is disgraceful People in charge have no discipline and it cascades down to others
Desilva Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:02 AM
GOTA, SHOOT THE BUGGERS ON SIGHT, IF THEY DON'T BEHAVE. YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF THEM, AS THE DEFENCE SECRETARY
klidasa Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:00 AM
Wasn't Channel 4 there at that time to report it about to UN regarding War(Rugby) Crimes....
Ruvin Peiris Saturday, 04 August 2012 08:13 AM
Everything in this country is politicized. Today Kandy is playing Navy. Even the referee appointment has been politisized.
All brawls start for a reason. All institutions in this country is politicised unfortunately and frustrations of people comes out in way of brawls at different stages.
I wont condone the fighting. But we need to look beyond the fight to see the reason.
Lanka Shantha Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:09 AM
Sports and spirit mixes to unruly out come. Recently one mobile phone company cricket match went off due to drunk people. Spirit and sports blend in Sri Lanka and it is allowed officially.
Sammy Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:53 AM
The forces, who are the maintainers of the law, set a bad example on the rugby field & this is not the first time.
Nodrog Friday, 03 August 2012 02:59 PM
Indiscipline at its height!! What a good example to the private clubs and schools.
Citizen Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:47 AM
How About Wimal, Mervin, Now Duminda ( with no Memory), Bandulla....
SHARAN Friday, 03 August 2012 11:00 PM
EVEN THEY DID THE SAME IN SOCCER FA CUP QUATER FINAL AGAINS ARMY...CITY LEAGUE FOOTBALL GROUND
Moven Friday, 03 August 2012 10:55 PM
Rugby is a game that incite violence at the slightest provocation because it is very physical. Tolerance and patients should be part of training in this game.
john Friday, 03 August 2012 08:33 PM
this is soo sad.. why use fist while you have gun.. dont be afraid to use it next time.
Manoja Friday, 03 August 2012 07:13 PM
I was there.I ve seen the real situation.Two forign players of police sc started the fight.Do not blame the Air force team.You will see the picturs in media soon..
TR Friday, 03 August 2012 06:54 PM
This recalls the memory in to last years match at Nittawela, where an Air force player, was on the field, fired to air using T56.But no disciplinary action was taken.
fayaZ Friday, 03 August 2012 06:21 PM
This is the must win game for both side.
roger Friday, 03 August 2012 04:53 PM
Wow this is the police and the Arm forces were are you Gota my time we had law and order with in the 3 forces and the Police what is happening since the war is over??????????? Hello Gota
Agnare Friday, 03 August 2012 04:12 PM
Disgraceful... even being a Rugger match! Mr. Permanent Secretary of Defence, its over to you!
kumaraya Friday, 03 August 2012 04:16 PM
How disgraceful. This is typical of a military state. They cannot even play a game without violence!
DHA Friday, 03 August 2012 04:00 PM
Yohan Perera Friday, 03 August 2012 03:48 PM
Premalal Friday, 03 August 2012 03:15 PM
This clearly shows the extent of the moral decay in our society. The so called guardians of the people and the guardians of the country can not even engage in sport peacefully. Some miracle
dev Friday, 03 August 2012 03:05 PM
Shiran Friday, 03 August 2012 03:02 PM
Why we sri lankans are always like this...couple of weeks back we had the rugby 7's in london...major brawl started with pathana & rajans match...and this is in london where we try to showcase the sri lankan rugby talent...which ended up in calling the police & ambulance.
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