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Taking rugby in Sri Lanka to the next level

Taking rugby in Sri Lanka to the next level. This is vision with which the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union was commenced. And this it has been doing. The SLRFU has taken the initiative of creating a serious culture of rugby that was lacking in Sri Lanka. The Union has set forth to do so by spreading awareness regarding the game to all corners of Sri Lanka that were not tapped until now. This has opened new doors and expanded the horizon of rugby. It has ensured that there is greater access to all and thereby increasing the standards of the sport in Sri Lanka. This year the SLRFU has set out with the aim of bettering the ranking of Sri Lanka in Asia. The SLRFU hopes to bring Sri Lanka which is ranked 5th in the 15 a side category and 9th to in the 7 a side version of the game, to the top three slots in both forms of the game. Understanding the need for a sustainable force of talented players, the SLRFU has taken the initiative to start Junior Development Programs. These programs are being carried out with the goal of improving the quantity and quality of players between ages 8 and 20. These programs will help in also improving the knowledge and standards of coaches at school level by providing necessary training and physical support. Post Conflict areas such as the North and Eastern Provinces will be the main focus of the SLFRU this year as they hope to provide the opportunity to those who were not granted the opportunity due to the civil war. The SLFRU is also carrying out Anti-Doping campaigns to ensure fair and equal play, keeping in line with the International Rugby Board regulations.

The Office Bearers

President – Mr.Asanga Seneviratne

  • Managing Director of Asia Fort Asset Management (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Vice-President of Sri Lanka Cricket Board
  • National Rugby Union Representative Player
  • A Division Cricketer

Vice President –Mr.Lasitha Gunaratne

  • Director of Several Companies
  • National Rugby Union Captain
  • Member of the National Sports Council


Hony. Secretary – Mr.Rizly Illyas

  • Managing Director Tradis Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.
  • President of the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) – 2011/2012


Hony. Treasurer – Mr.Kiran Atapattu

  • Chairman Colombo Engineering Enterprises
  • Winner of 4 Presidential Awards
  • Winner of 39 other Business Awards

Council Members

1.    Maj. Gen. Daya Ratnayake
2.    Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera
3.    Brg. Sunil Ranasinghe (Rtd.)
4.    Mr.Prasantha Wimalasena
5.    Mr.Fazal Mohamed
6.    Mr.Roshan Deen
7.    Mr.Chula Dharmadasa



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Event TitleDescription
25-July-2013 Colombo Schools v Kandy Schools Gratiaen Cup (U20 Taipei Tour - Selections) - Havelock Park
27-July-2013 Carlton Super 7"s Galle - 1st Day
28-July-2013 Carlton Super 7's Galle - 2nd Day
2-August-2013 Carlton Super 7's Colombo - 1st Day (Racecourse Grounds)
3-August-2013 Carlton Super 7's Colombo - 2nd Day (Racecourse Grounds)
10-August-2013 Mercantile 7's CR&FC
11-August-2013 Mercantile 7's CR&FC
14-August-2013 U20 - Division II Tournament TBC
16-August-2013 U20 - Division II Tournament TBC
23-August-2013 High Performance Coaching Clinic Combat Conditioning for Rugby
31-August-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Men's Malaysia 
1-September-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Men's Malaysia (SL won the 4th Place)
20-September-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Women's Thailand
21-September-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Women's Thailand (SL won the Plate)
22-September-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Women's Thailand
21-September-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Men's Thailand
22-September-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Mens Thailand (SL won the 3rd Place)
27-September-2013 High Performance Coaching Clinic Strength and Power Development
3-October-2013 Serendib Intl. Cup Launch media conference, Galadari Hotel
12-October-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Men's India
13-October-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Men's India
17-October-2013 Serendib Intl Cup Title Sponsor's media conference, Havelock's SC
26-October-2013 Serendib Intl Cup Madagascar bt Sri Lanka
17 (3T;1C) - 12 (4P), CRG
29-October-2013 Serendib Intl Cup Madagascar bt Poland
25 (3T,2C,2DG) - 21 (2T,1C,3P), CRG
1-November-2013 Serendib Intl Cup

Sri Lanka bt Poland
26 (2T,2C,1DG,3P) - 25 (3T,2C,2P), CRG

9-November-2013 Asian Women's 7's Pune, India
9-November-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Men's Singapore
10-November-2013 Asian Women's 7's Pune, India
10-November-2013 HSBC Asian 7's Men's Singapore
15-November-2013 Dialog Rugby League Week 1
29-November-2013 High Performance Coaching Clinic Nutrition and Recovery Strategies
4-January-2014 High Performance Coaching Clinic Field Conditioning and Session Design
7-February-2014 High Performance Coaching Clinic Strongman Training for Rugby
14-March-2014 High Performance Coaching Clinic Seven's Specific Physical Conditioning
22-March-2014 Clifford Cup - Knockouts Quarterfinals
26-March-2014 Clifford Cup - Knockouts Semi Finals
27-March-2014 Clifford Cup - Knockouts Semi Finals
30-March-2014 Clifford Cup - Knockouts Finals
26-April-2014 Asian5Nations - Top 5 TBC