Dharmaraja College, Kandy has been banned from taking part in inter-school rugby tournaments for nine months by the Ministry of Education as they have been punished for their unlawful actions during the final league match of the Plate division.
They played St. Joseph’s College at the Bogambara Stadium two weeks ago where they involved in the brawl which resulted in eight Josephian players having to be hospitalised. Rajans have now been punished for that as none of their players will be able to take part in any schools tournament until March 31, 2017.
The Ministry has also banned seven Dharmaraja players including the captain and second row Chalindu Wijesinghe. T. M. O. P. Ekanayake, D. M. C. Gayashan, K. S. B. Dissanayake, S. S. Abaragama N. P. Bandara and D. S. T. R. Rathnayake are the other players to be banned.
Radhika Hettiarachchi who was the head coach of Dharmaraja College during the particular match has been banned from coaching any school side in Sri Lanka while their Physio has also been banned from training any school side for one year. Assistant coach of the team meanwhile will be banned for six months from coaching any school side.
Trinity College, Kandy who were accused of their unlawful actions against Royal College in the second leg of 72nd Bradby Shield which came to an end in Pallekele meanwhile has been given a six-month ban.
Trinity players appeared to have assaulted Royalists after the Reid Avenue team retained the Shield. Now Trinity has been paid the prize for that with none of their players will be able to represent Sri Lanka junior rugby sides this year.
Meanwhile, Carey College, Colombo who had assaulted Siri Piyarathana Maha Vidyalaya in Padukka during their ‘A’ Division Segment ‘C’ match has been given six-month banned by the Ministry.
The Ministry has also banned Carey head coach D. Nimal from coaching any school rugby side for six months. (JS)