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By DAANA Community on 9/22/2013 11:59 PM
Rajans ruggerties fielded a strong team combined with Wesleyites at the Sri Lankan Schools Rugby 7s Carnival in Toronto, Canada on Sep 22nd Saturday and won the Plate Championship. This is actually a repeat of their achievement in 2011. Now the Toronto rajan's final frontier would be DC rajans, a 5-match test series will be planned.

By DAANA Community on 9/20/2013 12:48 PM
Date: September 20th 2013
Event: Rajans Night with Roshan Pilapitiya
Host: Sammapriya Wanigasundara

Popular Teledrama and movie actor and well known old Rajan Roshan Pilapitiya visited Washington DC with “Balloth Ekka Bee” drama troupe. DC members, Samapriya and Upamali Wanigasundera graciously hosted Roshan at their residence within a very short notice. Thanks are due to everyone who attended, contributed and made the event a success. Hemantha Rathnayake, and Chanaka Rajaguru deserve special thanks, without their swift actions, Roshan would have left DC before we know.

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By DAANA Community on 5/28/2013 4:01 PM
For the fourth year in a row rajans in north America fielded a team at the Annual Sri Lanka Schools flag rugby tournament in Washington DC on May 26th Sunday. Thanks to several Rajans flew in from other parts of USA and Canada rajans managed to field an all-rajans team. 

Many members from Maryland and Virginia and their families came to support the team and spent the entire day in the field having a mini-get together. Kudos to Rajitha Siriwardana for painstakingly organizing and fielding a team. Special thanks are due to Niluksha Amila Walalawela (NY), Manjula Jayathunga (Canada), and Amila Perera (OK) for travelling to Washington DC to strengthen the team.  

By DAANA Community on 5/20/2011 8:36 PM
We are proud of our distinguished DAANA member and a Buddhist scholar, Prof Anada Guruge who delivered a keynote address on May 16th, at an event at UN celebrating the 2600th anniversary of the Buddha's enlightenment. Here's the transcript of his address. More details are found at

See here for the full transcript.
By DAANA Community on 11/18/2010 3:45 PM
On the invitation of the St Thomas' College, Matale, Alumni Canada, DAANA ON Chapter played a friendly Cricket match on August 28th. The bowling, batting and fielding expertise of the Rajan cricketers Romesh, Kavinda, Kalika, Prasanna, Rajith & Senaka were clearly evident and brought back fond memories of the days at DRCK.

The STC Team gave the Rajans a hearty reception. A crowd of old boys from both schools and their families assembled to cheer their respective sides. The STC won the toss. The Rajan players took their position in the field. Once the batting began it was a sight to behold what with the pot bellied players running helter skelter (as the photos show!). With their fours and sixes, the Rajans were quite a formidable team to defeat but the STC team did, and was declared the winners.

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By DAANA Community on 11/8/2010 2:54 PM
The excitement generated by taking part in Washington DC Ruby tournament in last March, enticed us to field a team representing Old Rajans at the 20th annual seven-a-side soft ball cricket tournament held in Washington DC in last July. However, getting seven Rajans to play against some of the seasoned campaigners of soft ball cricket in DC suburbs and New York was indeed a Herculean task.

To make the matters worse, it was the height of the summer and the temperature exceeding 100F was simply unbearable even for a midday stroll, leave alone playing competitive cricket. It was also the time that most of our members were away spending summer holidays in Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, four of us in the DAANA DC chapter were determined to make our presence known. Finally, we were able to register an old Rajans team after accommodating 3 non-Rajans to have a playing 7. There were many teams representing leading schools in Sri Lanka such as Trinity, Royal. St Peters and St. Thomas’s college.

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By DAANA Community on 11/8/2010 2:42 PM
The Sri Lankan Schools Flag Rugby 7s Tournament held in Washington DC every year is very popular among the Sri Lankan community in North America. The excitement and exuberant joy this generated was such that it lured even the Sri Lankans who lived far away in the West Coast and Canada to travel to DC just to take part in this tournament. This year, for the very first time Rajans were represented as DAANA was able to field a team.

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By DAANA Community on 3/12/2010 12:05 PM
March 25, 2010, All Ceylon Buddhist Congress Hall, Colombo 7.

  1. Welcome and Introduction to the Book and Keynote Speaker-Professor Tissa Kariyawasam
  2. Keynote Address on "Historical Novels of Sri Lanka" - Professor Ashley Halpe, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Peradeniya.
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