Damith to lead Kandy Sports Club
Thirty One year old, Damith Dissanayake, has been appointed as the Captain of the Champion Rugby team of the Kandy Sports Club for the current year and he has taken over the captaincy from Nigel Ratwatte who led the victorious Kandy SC Rugby team in the League, and Knock-out tournaments. Damith Dissanayake was a student of Sarasavi Uyana Vidyalaya and then he joined St.Sylvesters before joining Trinity College, Kandy for his higher studies.
He started his Rugby career at Trinity in the Under 14 level as Hooker and he was selected to the First Fifteen team and their team became Runners-up under Milinda Gunawardena at the Division ‘A’ Schools championship in 2008. Damith won School Colours from 2008 to 2010 and in 2010 he was appointed the Rugby Captain of the Trinity team. His Coaches at School were Nimal Fernando, Robert Nawarathne, Alex Lazurus, Pradeep Basnayake, Anil Jayasinghe,Martin Jones(foreign Coach from Wales).
Damith left School after getting through the G.C.E (O/L) and joined Kandy sports club in the year 2011 and he played with players of the calibre of Sanjeewa Jayasinghe, Fazil Marija, Sean Wijesinghe, Saliya Kumara and Roshan Weeraratne to name a few. Damith toured Dubai with the Kandy SC Rugby team in the year 2015 and 2016 for the Western Asia Cup. He was in the Sri Lanka Rugby Pool from 2015 to 2017 and he is a Higher National Diploma Holder at the American College and was employed at Penguin Sports-ware for sometime and at present he is a professional Rugby Player.