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Sri Lanka rugby union player Senthil Kumar was handed a six-month jail sentence and Rs. 7500 fine yesterday by Mt.Lavinia magistrate Ruchira Weliwatte after being found guilty on three counts of snatching gold chains from women walking on roads.Kumar who was arrested by the Dehiwala Police a few months ago had been in remand custody till yesterday.


Kumar was a star utility player playing from positions of Hooker to Centre and was also a place kicker turning out for CR & FC, CH & FC and Havelocks from time to time and was a regular member of the Sri Lanka team since 2007.(Suranjith Perera)
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  • From Dubai Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:29 PM

    As i Know he is into Drugs....That lead him to this position....Poor guy....

    Countryman Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:13 AM

    Rugby Union may be not treating players adequately.

    Labby Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:16 AM

    He tried to run it down on the blind side and was tackled.

    shanthapriya Jay Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:23 AM

    BUT DEAR REMEMBER THE SO CALLED SCHOOL HAVE PRODUCED THE BEST REREREE IN SRI LANKA . NOT ONLY THAT , OLD BOYS OF THE SAID SCHOOL ARE COACHING THE RUGGER TEAMS OF VERY POPULAR SCHOOLS .
    CAN U REFUSE THEIR SERVICES . WHO IS THE CAPTAIN OF THE CURRENT YEAR LEADING SCHOOL . HE IS THE SON OF FORMER RUGBY CAPTAIN OF THAT UNNAMED SCHOOL.
    DONT BLAME THE SCHOOL HE ATTENDED
    BY DOING THAT U ARE ADDING FUEL TO THE CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS.
    U ARE SADLY MISTAKEN

    Channa M Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:25 AM

    At least the school you are referring has not produced people who have ruined the whole country, but produced many star rugby players who brought fame to the country.

    shanthapriya Jay Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:31 AM

    YOU SEEM TO BE VERY JEALOUS OVER THE CAPABILITIES OF A CERTAIN SCHOOL.
    WHAT ABOUT THE POLITICIANS WERE BEHIND THE BARS.
    THEY WERE FROM VERY VERY BIG BIG SCHOOLS.

    THEREFORE LEAVE THE SCHOOLS ALONE

    Susy Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:25 AM

    A true lankan. I am sure he was not arrogant but just another friendly lankan with a smile. Did he smile for the foreigners?

    Shiyam Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:28 AM

    He needs to be counseled, and his strengths in rugby to used for the betterment of the game and himself

    ponna bibile Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:29 AM

    A new tackle in Rugby -Snatch & Run.

    BlindSide Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:33 AM

    Well done, you are keeping with the trends of Sri Lanka. Keep going, sell a few dummies and work the blind side.

    richardson Thursday, 31 May 2012 06:57 AM

    Rugby was played by students of respectable ,decent families those days.Don't be afraid to speak the truth.
    They say, " Rugby is a rowdy's game played by gentlemen"
    Now it's a gentlemen's game played by rowdies !!!

    Chandlaer Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:44 AM

    Gone are the days our sports stars take pride in what they do and behave like role models. It's all about getting quick rich, either by hook or crook.

    kevin Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:45 AM

    im sure...he wont do this to the opponent players ..during the game..lol

    Govindanath Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:58 AM

    It is sad to read this story. This lad, needs help. Needs guidance and counseling. What makes it even worse are some of the comments that seem to come out here. Is this the kind of people our country is made of? Absolutely distasteful.

    Lankan Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:50 AM

    That doesn't mean he could snatch chains.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:55 AM

    A little side business to prop up his life-style?

    lionheart Wednesday, 30 May 2012 12:13 PM

    Chain snatching is far better than the pilfering and plundering of money of the tax payers, doesnt it? Those who plunder and pilfer come from 'the school' right???? Is that good enough for you? Also how come the big schools always look for the services of ex players of the above school when coaching is up for grabs. Who are the leading rugby referees in the country? From which school? Just dont sling mud using a single persons mistake on an entire school. Look at the damage that the politicians have done to SL and please tell me which schools they come from? Not to mention the bosses of former giant finance companies.....

    Aney Machang Wednesday, 30 May 2012 12:34 PM

    Snatch Rugger, played with the fairer sex more profitably but risky at times.

    kolla Thursday, 31 May 2012 02:47 AM

    Sounds like an addiction problem. Most likely suffers from depression and is self medicating by substance abuse. People like that must be helped by professionals.

    Nimal Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:05 AM

    He might have shown his capabilities as a hooker off the field.

    Fithna Wednesday, 30 May 2012 12:34 PM

    Raththaran rugby Player

    Sanjeeva Lokuge Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:03 AM

    he he he

    no surprises here

    he comes from a schools which has produced more thugs and chain snatchers than gentlemen!

    go ..pa....na go...

    MAN_36 Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:31 AM

    He used his rugby skills to snatch , or was he trying to play
    kind of tap & run (rugby!!!) HE!! HE!~!

    citizen1 Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:18 PM

    Just another thief, a species we have in abundance today.

    kandysc fan Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:39 AM

    Go CR Go :))

    Ralph Anthony Kernr Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:46 AM

    This Guy should be avoided in the Pack, he will try to snatch whatever possible, whiles working the ball. Keep your lockers well ocked.

    Buff Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:31 PM

    Your so called best referee in Sri Lanka is a bloody cheap cheat........and the coaches are the cheapest in the country so they have the most jobs, cheap things no good, good things no cheap............

    lion_king Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:55 AM

    He is now qualified to be a Sri lankan politician.

    Peoples Wednesday, 30 May 2012 07:05 AM

    Real life rugby so to say.

    hemjey Wednesday, 30 May 2012 02:08 PM

    Blind-most-sides, What percentage of Sri Lankan's are doing that kind of things?

    choobokke Wednesday, 30 May 2012 02:27 PM

    Sri Lankastan - miracle of asia indeed

    Raj Thursday, 31 May 2012 09:13 AM

    That phrase was invented by they wanted to keep everything to themselves, sports, key position in offices and they named themselves Gentlemen. The so called respectable families are the ones who sold themselves to foreigners by adopting their religion, their english names and lifestyle so that the can enjoy the luxuries it brings. You may call yourself "Gentlemen" but I call you bum suckers.

    Roshanaly Thursday, 31 May 2012 04:30 AM

    Nobody knows the real truth , may be he is forced to plead guilty because he refused to leave CR and join another Club.

    saman Wednesday, 30 May 2012 08:55 AM

    did he snatch prethy zintha's neckless !!! ai ai yo namal amaruwe !!! good for new mobitel ad

    cricketer Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:13 AM

    you're absolutely right.. and also a school which cannot take defeat with the spirit of the game... if you win against them then you are at fault & they assault you...!

    vanniya Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:16 AM

    thugs,chain snatchers ,murders, bribe takers are much in Sri Lanka now.

    SHAN Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:20 PM

    true

    Nodrog Wednesday, 30 May 2012 10:13 AM

    If the game was played with gold chains instead of a ball would he have performed better?


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