Former Royal College sports star Ray de Silva dies at 65 | Daily News

Former Royal College sports star Ray de Silva dies at 65

Ray de Silva former Royal College and Sri Lanka Schools cricketer and rugby star passed away yesterday at the age of 65.

De Silva played for Royal as wicket-keeper/batsman from 1971-73 and also represented Sri Lanka Schools team under the leadership of Asitha Jayaweera against the Australian Schools side led by Robert Goldin that toured Sri Lanka in 1972. He continued his cricket playing for CCC in the division one.

De Silva was also an outstanding fly half in rugby playing in the Bradby Shield match against Trinity College in 1972 pairing off with Dammika Wedande and in 1973 with CP Abeygunawardene. He played for Sri Lanka Schools against the visiting Nomads rugby team from England in 1973.

He was director of Senok Tea (Pvt) Ltd at the time of his death.

The funeral takes place on Thursday at the general cemetery Borella at 3 pm.


 

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