By Shamseer Jaleel
Former D.S., Havies skipper Thusitha Peiris was elected as the President of the Park Club for 2020/2021 at their Annual General Meeting (AGM), which concluded last weekend at their clubhouse at
Thusitha joined Havies soon after playing for his school, representing Havies from 1993 to 2000 while having led the outfit in 1998. He was in the coaching unit for five years, winning the league in 2012. For his good work, he was appointed as the assistant coach of the National Team in 2010. He was also the Treasurer of the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) and the Secretary of Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR).
Thusitha obtained 148 against Tyronne Coonghe, who was able to collect only 96 votes at the AGM.
Meanwhile Havies did not name their rugby skipper for 2020/2021 as the season is likely to get postponed due to COVID-19. They are expected to name the skipper in due course.
Office Bearers Havelock Sports Club 2020/2021
Patron: Gamini Fernando
Vice Patrons: Lal Silva, Ana Saranapala, Jeyer Rodriguez, Dan Ratnam, Anton Benedict, Yoosuf Mukthar, Killi Pulendran, Lucien Rajakarunanayake, Kolitha Gunathilake
Trustees: Ivor Maharoof, Wimal Senanayake
President: Thusitha Peiris
Vice President: Anuja Premaratne, Rajiv Perera
Secretary: Nirupan Wijayanathan
Assistant Secretary: Gehan Dias
Treasurer: Sammy Akbar
Assistant Treasurer: Nimal De Silva
Bar and Restaurant Secretary: Eranga Katipearachchi
Ground Secretary: Dinuka Perera
Social Secretary: Dominic Alles
Joint Sports Secretary: Roshan Opatha
WPRFU Rep: Alex Nishantha Chanaka
Past President: Romesh Abeywickrema
Committee Members: Rohan Gomis, Mangala Dhanapriya, Thanushka Wickramasinghe
Chairman/Disciplinary Committee: Chaminda Rupasinghe
Rugby Captain 2020/2021: Yet to be announced