Royal Crown (Royal College Colombo)

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The Royal Crown is the most prestigious award a sportsman can achieve at Royal College Colombo, the oldest public school in the country. It is awarded each year at the Colours Night to one or many sportsmen who has made outstanding achievements in their field of sports along with Colours to other players who have made significant contributions in the sporting arena.

Notable award winners include Sri Lankan Cricketer Jehan Mubarak and Sri Lankan Olympian Niluka Karunaratne.[1]

Winners[edit]

Athletics

  • L.M.Attygalle(2003)
  • Charith Kapukotuwa (2008)

Badminton

Baseball

  • Yasasvi Rathnayake (2006)
  • Aloka Amarasiri (2007)

Basketball

  • Chamath Danawansa (2001)[2]
  • Elijah Sinthaby (2011)

Boxing

  • F H A Ibanu (2004)

Cricket

Chess

  • P R Dissanayake (2004)

Hockey

  • Jasintha Senaratne (2009)
  • Marlan Senanayake (2009)

Rugby

  • Shanaka Perera(1999)
  • Harin Kaluaratchi(2001)
  • Zulker Hamid(2002)
  • Dushantha Lewke(2002)
  • Rajith Jayasundara(2002)
  • Lakshman Dissanayake(2002)
  • Shamil Mohamed(2003)
  • Shehab Bahudeen(2004)
  • Manil Aberathna(2007)
  • Naren Dhason (2009)
  • Nikira Senanayake (2009)
  • Kalana Amarasinghe (2009)
  • Hasthika Bandaranayake (2009)
  • Hamza Hassen (2009)
  • Ashane Dassanayake(2009)
  • Shabeer Mohamed(2009)
  • Mushin Faleel(2010)
  • Chamara Dabare(2010)
  • Shehan Pathirana(2010)

Squash

  • Kasun Weerasooriya (2008)
  • Binura Jayasooriya (2009)

Swimming and Diving

  • Chanaka Wickramasinghe (2002) [3]
  • Yahan Samarajeewa(2006)
  • Dasun Perera (2008)
  • Althaf Yakoob (2009)
  • Dhanika Weerasekara (2009)
  • Kanishka Fernando (2011)

Table Tennis

  • W Y Deshapriya (2004)
  • M H S I De Silva (2005)
  • Buddika Walgampola (2008)
  • S K Abeyrathne (2011)

Tennis

  • Franklin Emmanual (2002)
  • Harshana Godamanne (2002)
  • Sasith Wickramasinghe (2005)
  • Udith Wickramasinghe (2005)
  • Shehan Gomes (2009)

Water Polo

  • Arshard Sathhuk (2005)
  • Zaman Ali Yakoob (2007)
  • Bilal Hassen (2007)
  • Awnee Razzak (2007)
  • Yahan Samarajeewa (2009)

Yahan Samarajeewa is the first sportsman to receive the Royal Crown for 2 different sports (Swimming and Waterpolo)

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