40 Schools in u.19 hockey tourney
HOCKEY: Twenty Four boys schools and 16 girls schools will
participate in the All Island Schools Under 19 Boys and Girls hockey
tournament organised by the Sri Lanka Schools Hockey Association and
sponsored by Singer which will be worked off at Matale from January 18th
The matches will be played at the Nandamithra Ekanayake Hockey
Stadium (Astra turf) and in two courts at the Bernard Aluvihare Stadium.
The Chief Guest at the Ceremony which will be on Thursday January
18th will be Sumith Edirisinghe - Chairman, Interim Committee of the Sri
Lanka Hockey Federation with former national hockey player Damitha
Wijesundera (Sales Manager - Sisil Cooling Specialists) as the Guest of
The Chief Guest at the closing ceremony will be Marketing Director of
Singer Sri Lanka (Pvt) Limited Asitha Abeysekera.
The initial stage of the matches will be played on a league basis and
will be played on a knock out basis from quarter-final onwards.
The teams have been grouped as follows:
Group A: Royal College, Vijaya College, Ananda College, Trinity
College, Richmond College, Dharmadutha College, Badulla.
Group B: Christ Church College Matale, S. Thomas College, Mt. Lavinia,
Dharmaraja College, St. Aloysius College, Galle, Marie Stella College,
Negombo, and St. Thomas College Matara.
Group C: Zahira College Matale, St. Peter's College Colombo,
Vidyaratha College, Kingswood College, Vidyaloka Vidyalaya Galle,
Group D: St. Thomas College Matale, Nalanda Vidyalaya, St. Sylvesters
College, Mahinda College Galle, Joseph Vas College Wennappuwa, Badulla
Madhya Maha Vidyalaya.
Group A: Seetha Devi BV Kandy, Ladies College Colombo, Christ Church
College Matale, Yasodara Devi BV Gampaha.
Group B: Yasodara Vidyalaya Colombo, Mahamaya College Kandy,
Sangamitta BV Matale, Vihara Maha Devi BV Badulla.
Group C: Pushpadana Girls College Kandy, Musaeus College Colombo,
Girls High School Kandy, Sri Sumana BV Badulla.
Group D: Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo, Vijaya College Matale, Swarnamali
BV Kandy and Sri Sangamitta BV Galle.
Royal College, Nalanda College, Trinity College, St. Thomas College
Matale, Joseph Vas College, St. Sylvester's College are among the top
favourites in the competition for boys. Seetha Deva BV, Yasodara
Vidyalaya, Visakha Vidyalaya, Sangamitta BV Matale, Vijaya College,
Pushapadana Girls College are the favourites in the competition for