Excellent Performance by Nalanda College Football Team
Nalanda College has a vast history of football. But huge decline in football took place within last decade. During the last 2 years, under the patronage of Principal; Colonel Ranjith Jayasundara, prefect of games Mr. Malwara Archchi, Teacher in charge of football Mr. Indika Nawarathna, Mr. Chandana Dhanayaka, Coach; Sarath Jayasinghe Nalanda football has regained its past glory.
Nalanda football team were able to plinch under 19 all island football championship with an unbeaten record.
Team qualified to quarter final as the champions of group stage. In quarter final Nalanda team had to face Kingswood College and Al-Hammedia College in semi-final.
In final, Nalanda beat Richmond College and won the championship.
Dewanjith Madurapperuma won the player of the series and Vishyantha Udana won the goalkeeper of the series. As a result of this championship, Nalanda was promoted to division one.
Palian's super 7's is another tournament won by Nalanda College team. Pasindu Panduka and Dishyantha Udana were picked as players of the series and goal keeper of the series respectively. In 2014 Nalanda College team promoted to zonal tournament by winning the Boralla divisional tournament. By unfortunately, they were defeated by St Benedic College team.
But school football team, still hoping to win a new tournament, such as 'All island super 16 tournament' under the guidance of the principal, teacher in charge of football and coach.
- Abstracted from Daily News