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Former SL ruggerite passes away in US

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An old boy of St. Aloysius’ College, Ratnapura and Mahabodhi Vidyalaya, Colombo 10, Perera who retired as a Sub-Inspector, represented Sri Lanka at the 1972 Rugby Asiad in Hong Kong along with four of his Police mates Anton Benedict, Nizam Hajireen, late Daya Jayasundara and Bandula Wijesinghe.

He was a member of the Police Rugby Team led by Benedict which won the Clifford Cup for the first time in history.

Perera leaves behind his wife Padma, son Hareendra and daughter Nadeeka. His funeral will take place in Washington today. (AN)

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