Jetwing Hotels joins Battle of the Saints as hospitality partner

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From left: Joint Organising Committee Co-Chair Terrence Fernando, St. Joseph’s College Captain Ashain Daniel, 

St. Joseph’s College Prefect of Games Rev. Fr. Milan Bernard, St. Joseph’s College Rector Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel, Jetwing Colombo Seven General Manager Rookamanie Fernando, St. Peter’s College Rector Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin, 

St. Peter’s College Sports Coordinator Rev. Fr. Thilina Pathum, St. Peter’s College Captain Ranmith Jayasena, and Joint Organising Committee Co–Chair Asela Lihinikaduwa 


For over 80 years, the Battle of the Saints has been more than just a cricketing encounter between two renowned schools. It has become an event of camaraderie, excitement and a place where entire families gather to reminisce and support their alma mater. 

This year, the 85th encounter between St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s College will take place on 1-2 March at the P. Sara Stadium. This year, the Joes will be led by Sri Lanka youth player and off spin bowler Ashain Daniel, while the Petes will be under the captaincy of all-rounder Ranmith Jayasena. 

The official media conference for the encounter took place at Jetwing Colombo Seven, attended by all sponsors, teams and with St. Peter’s College Rector Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin and St. Joseph’s College Rector Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel. “Jetwing is proud to once more be the hospitality partner for one of the most anticipated events in the Sri Lanka schools cricket calendar,” said Jetwing Hotels Manager (Operations) Dmitri Cooray. 

“The Battle of the Saints has transcended being just a match, really. This is now a milestone in sporting history, where families and individuals come together to celebrate the spirit of competition, cooperation and remember the schools that moulded them into the people they are today,” he added.