17 June, 2021

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Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union: Is Sports Minister Navin On A “Rajapaksa” Witch Hunt ?

K.D.S. Ruwanchandra the Deputy General of the Ministry of Sports has officially served a letters to the Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union(SLRFU) headed by Asanga Seneviratne informing almost all of them that they cannot contest the scheduled ‘Annual General Meeting’ which is due to be held shortly. “Surprisingly no reason has been given for the disqualification!” Seneviratne told ‘Colombo Telegraph”.

Asanga Seneviratne with Mahinda Rajapaksa

Asanga Seneviratne with Mahinda Rajapaksa

“This letter comes from a directive given by the Minister of Sport Navin Dissanayake who now appears to be more on a sporting ‘witch hunt’ going on to do whatever it takes to wipe out anyone who was deemed to have any close ties with the former Rajapaksa regime, even if it means that the now experienced steady growth of rugby football both locally and internationally is to be stopped dead in its tracks. If this is not truly an example of one ‘cutting his nose to spite his face’ then that idiom may have to find another definition.” said a former rugby player who did not wish to be identified.

It is well known fact that Asanga Seneviratne is a close associate of the Rajapaksa family.

The only exception made here is where Group Captain Nalin De Silva the current Secretary of the SLRFU is the only one who has been granted permission to contest. De Silva has already served 3 years as Secretary of the SLRFU as has Seneviratne as President and Gunaratne as Vice President. “Allowing De Silva to contest and not Seneviratne and Gunaratne is the epitome of discrimination” the former rugby player further said.

This ruling comes out of the blues with the Sport Minister Navin Dissanayake arbitrarily formulating a gazette on the 25th of March 2015 claiming advice obtained from a junior member in the AG’S Department specifying that anyone who has served in the EXCO for more than four years cannot hold office any longer. He has also gone on to record that this ruling is in retrospect and is effective collectively to a person who has held any executive position within the EXCO. “This is completely contradictory to the Sports Law that is in effect from 15th January 2013 which governs our land. Also strangely this change has not been approved in parliament as yet, but Minister Dissanayke finds it fit to be implemented.” Asanga Seneviratne told Colombo Telegraph.

However many knowledgeable sporting pundits who contacted Colombo Telegraph are of the view that the ruling should have been with effect from the date the Sports Law was amended which was the 15th of January 2013 rather than take it into effect retrospectively by collectively adding up all the years served in all posts.

It is also most interesting to note that most ardent followers of the sport seem relieved now that the ‘Rajapaksa siblings’ no longer control the sport of rugby in the country. On January 30th, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s eldest son MP Namal Rajapaksa wrote in his bolg; “Today, we’re incredibly saddened to see that the bitter, vengeful politics that took over this country after elections earlier this month, have even made its way to the sports sector. Just a few days ago, my brothers – Rohitha and Yoshitha – were both informed, by telephone, not to attend rugby practice. No reasons were given. They were just asked not to come.”

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    This make sense to me as this man Asanga S. is one of the leading money launderer and manipulator for Rajapakasas and if Yahapalanaya do the job they promised, this man should spend the rest of his life in prison.

    Its a shame if the Hon Minister let these rogues carry on for another term. Its high time start inquiries into their activities in sports management as well as their rogue business now.

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      K.D.S. Ruwanchandra the Deputy General of the Ministry of Sports

      “Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union(SLRFU) headed by Asanga Seneviratne informing almost all of them that they cannot contest the scheduled ‘Annual General Meeting’ which is due to be held shortly. “Surprisingly no reason has been given for the disqualification!” Seneviratne told ‘Colombo Telegraph”.

      Reasons are given below.

      1. They are liars

      2.They are Crooks

      3. They are Robbers

      4. They are criminals.

      Just gather the information.

      All the Rajapaksas and their cronies fall under the above category.

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      Asanga Seneviratne is Sri Lanka Rugby’s Thilanga Sumathipala. Only worse.

      Not fully satisfied with Rugby, Asanga S. had extended his corrupt networking skills to Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee as well. Before the Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee was appointed.

      I am surprised why Asanga S. has not yet turned up at the gates of Sri Lanka Bribery Commission or FCID.

      How did Namal Raja’s former Rugby coach raise seemingly endless capital to build world class resorts in the best locations around Sri Lanka? Specially at most spectacular beach front locations in the East.

      Where did funds come from to take over Sunday Leader? Hardly his only dubious financial transaction.

      Cheers!

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        Brother Ben, I have known Asanga Seneviratne for a long time and know about how he got things going in Rugby and in his business though not had the opportunity to get involved partnering him, mate you got your switch board fusing my man, it seems that you are just groping in the dark and just going commenting on behalf of a god father, My man, .Did you know that seneviratne has nothing to do with the Sunday Leader??. Technically he owns no shares, no Directorship or management interests. If you have any doubts, check the records form the registrar of companies or the company secretaries and they will tell you. If he had any involvement, there was no way he could get into the Asian Rugby Federation or SLRFU, we being Rugby lovers and know the countries sports Law well, know it. So please don’t talk of things that you do not know and your argument of taking over Sunday leader from Rajapaksas or his funds get nullifies here. However, its a fact that Lal Wicramatunge ( Late Lasantha’s Brother who is a Director) and Fedrica Janze did seek help from Seneviratne to do the business during tough times.

        [Edited out]

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          Let the judiciary decided.

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            When would it that be? Pigs will fly before that.

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          It is well known that Asanga was one of the biggest stock market manipulators in the CSE since he and Rusi Captain floated Asia Capital in the early 90s. Insider trading, front running and blatant market manipulation made him a very rich man long before the Rajapaksa’s ever came to power. However, once the unholy alliance was made between the two parties, even the sky was not the limit!! Protected by an impotent SEC, Asanga ran amok, he repaid his debts by being one of the several fronts the the Raja’s to hide their loot both here and abroad. He is as slick as an eel and I doubt he will be charged for his villainy but kicking him out of sport is a very good start!!

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        Where did the Wickramthunga’s get money to start the Sunday Leader???

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      Note Asanga was Rich even before Former regime came in to effect . Its a known fact that he is a top businessman in the country so this manipulation and Laundering is nonsense and ,makes no sense. Mind you he was a millionaire at 26 years and earned his money initially playing cricket in Australia and then from stock brokering. You should not try to be judge and the jury. Look at facts and acknowledge Rugby has gained great heights under Seneviratne

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        what a load of cr*p is this?
        He may have added glamour for Rugby and to make one family happy with sexy cheer leaders and paying for overseas players etc.,

        But., as with all other Rajapaksa projectsm, its the poor man’s tax money as these morons did swindle big money and make a big show.

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    Namal says, “Today, we’re incredibly saddened to see that the bitter, vengeful politics that took over this country after elections earlier this month, have even made its way to the sports sector..”

    How come he wasn’t “incredibly saddened” at all the “bitter vengeful politics” that existed, not only in sports, but in virtually every aspect of politics, when his family was in charge? Let’s not talk about the corruption, nepotism, etc…..

    No end to hypocrisy from these guys!

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      Also the fact that His rugby playing younger brother Yoshita, had the country’s TOP ruggerite, oh yes..Wasim Thajudeen killed on a botched up accident on Park Road, near Lanka Hospital and the National ID was found at Balapokuna Road close to Nugegoda on the High Level road, where UNCLE GOATa had an elite commando unit?

      Wonder why an investigation isn’t launched about it after Yoshita’s [Edited out] in the murder of Wasim Thajudeen who had mentioned about a birth mark of her which offended Yoshita, which prompted [Edited out] murdered…..

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    Thank god the days of being body searched on entry to Rugby matches are behind us . The lane behind Havelocks looked like a war zone one evening when Havelocks played Navy . It was teeming with STF , Commandos, Riot Squads , Military Police . All because of Royal patronage !!

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      As a rugby fan, why does not the Rugby Federation allow the Rajapakse lads (Princes??) to pay in the teams in which they played earlier. If the Rajapakse family is convinced they are so popular with the people still, this should pose no challenge to them.

      Rumad

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    Did someone stop to think it may be a clean up not witch hunt?

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    Hahahaha… Was this article written by Namal RAJAPAKSHA? If not I’d say it’s a poor show by the author. You the author have not done your research into the characters that you are writing about…

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    Dear minister Navin, well done, glad that you are not letting these crooks get involved in sports. These sycophants let the Rajapakse thugs control the rugby team and this is the best thing that could have happened to rugby in the country, no more thugs and crooks to run the game.

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    I have nothing to do with Asanga at present but I have known Asanga personally for many years. Despite the fact that we were team mates for many seasons together,he’s also a true friend who stood by my me on many occasions in the past. I remember him taking on the former Sports Minister on my behalf at a time when I was wrongly accused. That’s the caliber of the man. He always stood by what he believed was right.

    Asanga coached all 3 sons of the former President & yes that makes him a close associate of the former President. That I believe is the normal scenario between any coach and parent at school level.

    Even before his association with the then President, Asanga was already a top businessmen. He did not have to make money through his political connections since he was already rich. In fact, due to his connections, he was saddled with many organizations which he never bargained and also were total liabilities.

    Asanga served his time at SLRFU since 2009 before he became the President. He put in a lot of hard yards,revamped rugby due to his passion for the sport. He did not have vested interests nor made money out of Rugby or Cricket. Many are not aware of the fact that it was Asanga who initiated current record Team sponsorships for both Cricket & Rugby.

    Personally I would say Asanga has contributed tremendously for both Cricket & Rugby without any expectations. Therefore in my view, he should be given another chance to continue his good work.

    It is wrong for people to accuse any individual without knowing the facts & true story behind. That’s simply not acceptable.

    I commend this regime’s efforts to wipe out irregularities & corruption in sports & in general. However,that does not mean the law is enforced to deny deserving individuals incorrectly.

    Penalize the wrongdoers by all means but not the deserving.

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      “He always stood by what he believed was right.”

      So he stood by MR while he plundered the wealth of the country? how about the prince’s being appointed captains of Rugby teams where one of them was not even serving as an army official?

      Just coz he may have stood by YOU doesn’t mean he is MR CLEAN..he is an opportunist who milked the country of its resources…he should be with the Jarapaksas in a cell for aiding and abetting while gaining personally …

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    In all fairness, the game of rugby has improved leaps and bounds since Asanga and Co., took charge. Malik’s only ambition is to ensure Kandy keeps winning every Trophy and every Tournament using the unlimited amounts of money at his disposal. It was quite disheartening to see some of the best talent in the country being rested or being asked to stay on bench with Kandy SC, and what Asanga and Co., did ensured the scales were somewhat balanced with the advent of Havelocks and later Navy as competitive clubs. In other words, it would be foolish to discard the good work done by Asanga and Co., as that would be detrimental to the sport and I hope the honorable minister does the honorable thing by making a decision with the game and it’s stakeholders at heart, rather than the petty politics that has ruined our beautiful nation for the past 6 decades.

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    Whatever done by Asanga S and co.was done with state patronage and with the view to glorify the Rajapaksa family.The so called improvements were only cosmetic but the damage done to the game as a whole was horrible.They killed the spirit of the game and if they remain in authority,spectator interest would alarmingly decline.Compared to the giants who held office in the CRFU such as Denzil Kobbekaduwa,Gamini Fernando,Bertie Dias,Rudra Rajasingam et al,these guys are mere pygmies,stooges and time servers.Minister Navin Dissanayke deserves all the praise for tidying up the rugby stables by booting out these insects.

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      You boot out insects and take in what?? microchip worms?? with no Rugby or sporting knowledge?? My Friend, Asanga Seneviratne has been with the development of Rugby long before the Former regime came into place. So please don’t try to take the general public on a wrong direction by posting this kind of absurd comments. With all due respect to all those whom you have mentioned as greats, Asanga;s contribution to Sri Lanka Rugby as been such levels its beyond anyone’s imagination and as a result some find it difficult to fathom what heights Rugby has reached and thereby put mud in to a sirisiri bag with hols in it and turns it all around the rugby lowing public.

      I hope the Minister will re think his strategy and some good advice may be from the people you have stated and I am sure they will advice him to get Asanga’s team involved.

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    Its wrong for people to keep aligning Asanga with the Former regime as the person he is he is good with everyone and even in the other camps too lots of people do like the person for his unassuming down to earth qualities. One needs to understand that he is not a Rajapaksha man but a sports man. He is I guess the only person in the resent past … say 25 yrs down has been talented enough to represent his country in Cricket and Rugger. As such loosing people with that sports background is bad for sports not only Rugger.

    People nay not know the contribution he has made towards the development of tennis in the country. should this type op sporting legends be targeted and tagged as Rajapaksha’s or Ranil’s ?? they have put their neck in for the betterment of sports in the country when people with lots of money sit at home watching matches on TV and making comments and playing games whilst seated.

    If one says Asanga has been a manipulator of money launderer, so many people would not have been supporting him to get where he is now as its a known fact that people don’t like manipulators be it business of sports, here is the answer he has been in the top echelon of businessmen in Sri Lanla sine he was 26 years Old so as some one has said before he need no money from Rajapaksas or anyone to do what he does in his business of the sports he supports.

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      A sportsman after shelf life became a jarapass man… trying to EARN what he earned while playing…or make even more…

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    Ok,”top businessman” and all that…Pre 2005 tell us his story?

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      GoGoMahinda

      You are spot on . This man’s business was in tatters pre 2005 . He timed his entry to
      STC Rugby perfectly – just before the eldest Prince was appointed captain . His fortunes changed immediately , and the rest his history – courtesy Sri Lankan tax payers .

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    Bullshit Reasons highlighted by A self appointed Adviser for sports for disqualification to hold office for Asanga Seneviratne and his team as posted here are given below. 1. They are liars 2.They are Crooks 3. They are Robbers 4. They are criminals. Ok??? if it is so how come the team had made over 20Mil and would be having over 50 Mil Rs left in the SLRFU for its future development?? was the so called good, great and the greedy who kept all moneys to themselves and spent on them self only than Rugby long years back, able to make 10 Mil to hand over to an in coming president before at SLRFU? sorry but some post rubbish comments showcasing their hidden talents. These are people who just sat in class and at Office who does not understand sports but pretend they do know a lot. Bull….ST

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    Lets forget the Rajapaksas here for now as they are no longer in the picture. They are long gone. Asanga and Co. were around long before they came around. As rugby players what Asanga has done for us is that he made us semi-professionals and helped us elevate our lives and those of our families. Malik does that too for players but there is always strings attached to it. Ask Nalaka W and he will tell you. Or else ask Chandana Deepthi and he will enlighten us even more. All clubs had no choice but to up the stakes and pay rugby players a decent salary and by that all players were able to benefit. Now if this changes we will all have to go and play for Kandy SC only if we are to fend for ourselves financially. I was happy with this set up and Asanga’s plans for rugby but now not too sure if the minister decides to change it. Asanga was a successful businessman we all know he never had official financial dealings with the Rajapaksas’. If not by now he would have been taken in for questioning. I know he is clean and good rugby administrator.

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    We shouldn’t forget what was the standard and the calibre of Sri Lankan rugby both locally and internationally ten years ago and it is now! Despite all political interference of former government I think Asanga has contributed alot for the SL rugby and its international recognition…I think Asanga played smart with MR and did the right thing for this sports..WE know well MR was a control freak and wouldnt have let Asanga to do the necessary good things he did if he had gone against MR.. we shouldn’t be blinded by MR vengeance and end up punishing people who did good for this sports.. Minister Navin should review his decision and do the right thing to benefit this sports..

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    To begin, and for those who talks emotions and even dilute the sport with politics bear in mind the International Olympic Committee and its law prohibiting the government interference into sports no matters what are the reasons. Secondly, Asanga S. and Lasitha G. & their respected EXCO members have developed and progressed through all ranks to reach the global arena once Sri Lanka Rugby 7’s National Team played against the top tier unions at Hong Kong Rugby Sevens in 2014, moreover Sri Lanka hosted the Srendip Cup featuring Poland and Madagascar along with Sri Lanka in 2013 once the newly established stadium was filled up by thousands of locals cheering for the national side “I personally was in attendance with Aga Hussain the Vice President of India Rugby”

    By all means, the current Board of Sri Lanka gave their best knowledge and support to lift up the Sri Lankan rugby to be one of the top 5 teams in Sevens and Fifteens in Asia. Asanga is currently the Secretray General of the Asian Rugby Football Union and Lasitha used to serve for 2 years as an ARFU Exco member.

    Shameful to see how politics purse to demolish the massive success done by those truthful people of Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union.

    Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai
    Secretray General
    UAE Rugby Federation

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      Thank you sir) for shedding some light to some of the people who thought otherwise and here it comes from a member state Rugby union

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      Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai
      Secretray General
      UAE Rugby Federation

      Would you please present the DEMOCRATIC credentials of the country you represent, presenting us with an atom of proof of anything resembling democratic practice in your nation?

      Is it any surprise that the stooges of dictators hang together because they know that, otherwise, sooner or later, they will hang separately?

      This kind of endorsement from this kind of fellow certainly provides a lighter touch to a discussion by paid hirelings of stock market players and their political dictator masters!

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    Asanga is one of the biggest crooks in a country full of so many. [Edited out]

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    When Sri Lanka Rugby is going Good to Great with the vision of Asanga Seneviratne and his SLRFU service team, why not support the administration to make Sri Lanka Rugby an Iconic Sport same as Cricket in the Sporting world. This will not only help Rugby in Sri Lanka it also helps the players, club and as a nation to be recognised by many in the world and improve the tourism and country growth.

    Please dont make Rugby a political affair let the people who have changed the standard of the game by bringing in more fan appeal to the sport in SL remain what they are doing well.

    If one wants to make money for sure sports administration is not the correct avenue. Any sports personality would know that.

    pls….pls….let sport resemble Sri Lanka in the map and let the Proper and hood working committee of all sports in Sri Lanka remain with their duty in doing good for sports.

    This seems like more of a personal attack on Asanga Seneviratne than looking at the betterment of Rugby and what he has done for Sri Lanka Rugby.

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    You guys who are complaining do you know what you are saying??? Do you want to take over Sri Lanka Rugby and Manage??????

    Do you know Rugby or Asanga Seneviratne???

    Are you a sports personality or involved in sports by any chance???

    When was the last time you helped your schools sports with your own money as an OLD BOY???

    Just dont spend your off day at home writing on blogs if you dont know proper facts.

    As they say” WHEN ONE IS DOING GOOD THERE IS MANY TO POINT THE FINGERS & SAY BAD”

    Asanga Seneviratne has done so much for Sri Lanka Rugby as a SLRFU President and Sports Administrative Personality with the current committee. What have you done for Sports in the country or even for your school?

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      So True Brother one must tap their hearts and see what they have done other than commenting on Blogs as you have rightly said

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      CT commentors are full of hatred. They know nothing about Asanga or the real facts. Do something that benefits the country without spewing out venom about everything

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    For a Girl I follow rugby & hv the interest. If this Rugby committee has done this change to the game and made it an intense competition than 1 way race to Kandy, Y U want to change it?

    When a company is doing well do they change their CEO? Please Let the current SLRFU President be and let him make SL Rugby even better

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    I dont know Asanga personally but I can tell from a perspective of a rugby fan that what has been happening for SL rugby is generally very good under Asanga’s tenure as president, though there were incident where MR’s sons wanted to do things in their own way! We must thanks this guy – Asanga for whatever he has managed to do for this sport while working with a crazy dictator!!.

    With all honesty I think it must have been a big challenge for anyone, let alone Asanga to genuinely work for any good thing in this country for the benefit of the country during MR’s reign… Dont forget many people were labelled as MR’s cronies, just bcoz they had to associate with MR at situation and most noticeably Ranil W was once labelled as MR’s closest associate and working for MRs agenda in disguise!!…

    IF the “law” of Sports Minister is to be applied unfavorably to anyone, then the Secretary of SLRFU – Nalin De Silva also shouldnt be given the the permission to contest as he is also served the same length of time as Asanga!!… This shows that this is nothing but a political witch-hunt which will push SL rugby back to its bad old days!!..

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    Let us look at this one by one

    1. Starting from the last about Malik. Asanga came in as. VP with Lewke supported by Kandy and ousted Michael who should have President.
    2. Fell out with Lewke because AS supported Kandy boys against Lewke
    3. Led to an interim Commitee.
    4 Was supported by WP for Pres to take off interim.
    5. Strange. WP nominations were late and rejected .Late cause AS did got late with CR letter . Was this to help MR man Roshan in .
    6 Then comes in as VP next year and teams with Lasitha and Attapattu who the whole WP was against when they were in Interim.
    7 How did he he play two Fijians as of Sri Lanka Oriijin and expose SL to a possibility of being kicked out.This itself was a big Fraud that needs to be investigated
    8 What did he do. To get thre sons to play. For SL and two to Captain .
    9 what happened to the referee who got assaulted by one of the sons.
    9 how much did he , bonsa and. Rohan Gunarstne interfere with referees .
    10. Waist Abdullah .what is the present position of Lasitha in ARFU . Serendip cup a whole failure. You. Do business with AS keep it at that.Are these
    11. What has happened to CH and those new launderers .Hambanthota a and Nawalpitiya
    12 Hoaw come. Pathma is denied. The. I use of Havelocks grounds. This school produces most rugby players for National. rugby
    11 What happened with Allistar Saverimuttu and Phil Greeining
    12 Schools let them play their game . As to people like you any dirt goes and school rugby will be prostituted

    These are a few of why this man should be kept out . Now that he and Lasitha are out of power they are trying to use Attapattu

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    Sam Fernando…you seem the most confused. The 12 points you raised are all ‘bar talk’. Come to my bar at the Police Mess (Junior one)and I will un-confuse you. Mr. Asanga is brilliant and he is good. All you guys just talk because you have a mouth or write because you have a PC. Sad and sorry for you guys. Wake up and smell the coffee….Harischandra is a good brand,

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      Rolling Maul

      Each one is a fact that can be proved and is not Bar Talk . Can you say playing two Fijians as Sri Lankans is Bar talk . The fact that Fast Tracked Nawalapitya and Hambantota is no more and CH is no more is not Bar Talk . Asanga lat go a no limit payment to satisfy some and is driving clubs away because they cannot afford. Look at what has happened to London Rugby with France paying huge somes. This will be the effect to local rugby because of the way of hit and run businessman.

      It is shameful when you threaten people that you will unconfused people. Some of your kind are behind bars . Let this be a civilized conversation .

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    Rugby is the fast growing sport in the country after Cricket from 2012 with so much of appeal from all parts of the country. It is easy to adopt and follow. Think about having Asanga Seneviratne as the leader and build on this and progress further than bringing in a new leader with a different vision.

    Imaging if a company changes it’s CEO every year or once in 2 years. YOU WILL NOT HAVE A COMPANY.

    Take a leaf out of the corporate structure and put it in to practice. That is what Asanga Seneviratne is doing for Sri Lanka Rugby as President of SLRFU.

    He has taken SL Rugby to great heights in Asia. Now SL Rugby team is taken serious by the Asian power house and the Players have earned their respect. Talk to few players and know about it. How they started and where are they now.

    The transformation and the vision Asanga Seneviratne has brought in to Sri Lanka Rugby should be appreciated and something to complain about.

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    “””…Rajapaksa’s eldest son MP Namal Rajapaksa wrote in his bolg; “Today, we’re incredibly saddened to see that the bitter, vengeful politics that took over this country…”””

    Never thought I would hear these bleating words from a R’pakse. What goes round, comes round. They never seem to like it up ’em; do they?

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    Sam Fernando

    You are talking about Isipathana Rugby and they produce good rugby players in the country but yet you are not getting a ground to train for free.

    My friend are you having your Saturday after noon drink and got an early hangover? Even to play softball cricket in a Municipal ground you have to pay a booking fee. That is the fact and it is reality due to salaries and maintenance in some form.

    If Isipatha play the best rugby and produce good rugby players and yet no ground to train WHO’S FAULT IS THAT? Do you want a wake up call IT IS THE ADMINISTRATION OF ISPATHANA RUGBY & THE RUGBY COMMITTEE.

    If you all were more professional and working with a vision and long term plan then you would have got your own ground to train plus sponsors to help rugby development.

    Did you ever thought of asking this question from you as to why you couldnt or the OBA of Isipathana and the Rugby Committee couldnt get this done.

    You are comparing Isipathana Rugby with what Asanga has done for Sri Lanka Rugby and Havelocks.

    Please enjoy the weekend and think about planning a vision or ask the SL Schools Rugby Association as to why they have not helped Isipathan than asking one person.

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      Waked up and see CMC agreement .

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    hi as far as SL rugby goes we are ow in tier 2 comp – we were a lot better technically a few decades ago. all what has happened is the game has glamourised and a few people , this includes connections have got their pockets lined up. Asanga is no different. after all he is the one who said “namal is the greatest blah blah blah”…. so when the colours change all this is understandable. there is always a catch 22. none of these people in the present day enter the fray for the “better of the game”….. “look after myself first”, hence why some have come out and supported saying “their wallet has grown”…. SL rugby is a joke anyway…. leave the schools set up alone and let’s enjoy them play…. club rugby and “SL” rugby is a joke ….

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