Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ananda Nalanda Big Match Clash- 20 injured

About 20 injured due to clash that erupted between two groups of the Ananda and Nalanda Colleges in Colombo during their Battle of the Maroon's Big match at the SSC ground today(03 March).It is reported that about one thousand old boys of the both school clashed with each other. 
Police used tear gas to control a clash and arrested 4 and later spectators started to disperse peacefully. Meanwhile it is reported that several photo journalists came to cover the clash have been assaulted by parents and old boys.

At about one thousand old boys of the both school clashed with each other. The clash had started with arguments between old boys. These arguments had ended in clashed inside the SSC grounds. The argument had prolonged for a long period of time had ended in a clash.

Sri Lankan Police Headquarters announced that legal action will be taken against students and other groups who behave indecently during the ongoing big match season. 

Police Spokesman SSP P.M. H. B. Siriwardena issuing a statement on Saturday said special teams have been deployed in Colombo and other major cities to look into violations of traffic laws and harassment of school students by the big-match aficionados.

Nalanda College 1st innings 298/5 in 81.5 overs
(Woshantha Silva 37, Malinga De Silva 01, Malinga Amarasinghe 60, Lahiru Jayakody 01, Lahiru Wijerathne 10, Avishka De Silva 78*, Pramud Hettiwaththe 102* Sammu Ashan 73/3)

Ananda College first innings 301/5 in 71.3 overs
(Dasun Wijesinghe 67, Thamalaka Athulathmudali 05, Pasindu Thirimadura 21, Thushara Samarakoon 47, Danuka Pathirana 109, Thavin Dhananjaya 7*, Kushil Perera 22*, Kushal Dias 2/70, Malinga Amarasinghe 2/47)

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Big Match Season


  1. Anandians are so unsporty they can never accept defeat. If you want to watch a decent gentlemen's match go to St. Joseph's and St Peter's big match.

  2. Josephians cheer when Peterites score and vice versa and there are no separate tents for the two schools and all are mixed but they enjoy without any fights.

  3. Ananda Nalanda big match is a real boys' big match. Not ponnayas match like Joe Pete.

  4. This is 1st time in History. Can never foget. but Ananda - Nalanda are the best Budhist Schools in Sri Lanka. If someone pointing these 2 schools by refering this incident, it's a big jok.

    Every one who knows who are Anandians & Nalandians.


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