The skipper and keeper of the side. A hard-hitting right hand opening batsman who has an eye for quick runs. With a little more patience he is capable of huge scores.
31st March and 1st April 1956
The 27th battle of the maroons ended in a draw.
Good all-rounder. Modesty was his middle name.
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Mahinda Jayasinghe, Parakrama Molligoda, Anuruddha Polonowita, Palita Premasiri, Dhammika Ratnayake, Shirley Weerasinghe, Mithra Siriwardane, Sarath Silva, Dayananda Illukkumbura, Premasiri Epasinghe, Daya Amarasinghe, Ananda Ranasinghe, Asoka Jayasinghe, Dayananda Somasiri
(Left to Right)
Nihal Withane, Chandrasiri Weerasinghe, Nalin Perera, Edmund Jayathilake, Terrence Samarawickrama, Yasa Dissanayake, Mahawatte Premaratne, Sumith Liyanage, Ranjith Withana, Sonny Yatawara, Palita Wijesekera, Anura de Soyza, Piyasoma Ekanayake, Ranjit Tabrew, Nimal Ekanayake