No job was impossible for Tryphon
The only certainty when we come into this world, took Tryphon Mirando, a man of exceptional calibre, prematurely away from us in the most unexpected manner.
Tryphon joined the club in 1974. His charming personality, youthful and energetic qualities made an immediate impact on his fellow club mates at that time and was very soon elected to the General Committee of Tamil Union C and AC.
He served as General Secretary of the Club from 1981 to 1986 and again 1991 to 1994; a total from 8 years. He was President of the Club from 2000 to 2003; 3 years. He also served in the General Committee as Assistant Secretary, Ground Secretary, Pavilion Secretary, Deputy President and Immediate
Past President. Tryphon's commitment to Tamil Union was that he served the General Committee of the club for an unbroken period of 30 years until his untimely death.
Tryphon is closely associated with the history of the Tamil Union C and AC. When Sri Lanka played the inaugural Test Match on our grounds in 1982, Tryphon was General Secretary of the club; a proud moment in the history of our club. When part of the club house was burnt down during the communal riots in July 1983 he was a General Secretary
of the club; a sad moment in the history of our club. When the Sports Complex and the swimming pool was inaugurated in 2002-2003, he was the President of the club; a happy moment in the history of our club. This was the biggest building project undertaken by the club after it was built in 1942. Yes, friends, Tryphon was part of the Tamil Union and Tamil Union was part of his life. There was an inseparable bond that existed between Tryphon Mirando and
Tamil Union. He loved the club and the club was his second home.
His all-round contribution to this Great Club will be badly felt in the future. His Pubic Relations skills, Self confidence, straight forwardness and his decision making qualities made him a good administrator in whatever position he held. No job was impossible for Tryphon. Whether it was President of Tamil Union, Secretary of Sri Lanka
Cricket Board (Interim Committee), Director at Janashakthi Insurance, Joint Secretary of the Old Boys Union of Royal College etc. I'm certain the Good Lord wanted an efficient administrator for his Vineyard in Heaven that is why he took our Dear friend, Tryphon from us prematurely.
Very rarely does he get angry. Even if he does it is only for that moment. The next moment he will be putting his arms around you and talk to you as if nothing had taken place. He never said NO - "I'll see what I can do". He greets his friends saying Hi, Hi:, sorry machan, that was Tryphon.
Tryphon represented Tamil Union in the Daily News Trophy cricket team. Although his cricketing ability was not great, his knowledge of the game was outstanding and could be matched with anyone who had played the game at the highest level. Tryphon also represented Tamil Union in the All Island Inter Club Tennis Tournament conducted by the Sri
Lanka Tennis Association and was member of many championship teams.
My association with Tryphon goes back to the days when as kids we use to attend Tamil Union club functions with our parents. His father the late Reggie Mirando and my father, the late Lawrence Perumal were stalwarts of the club and never missed any club functions. We also worked together at Richard Peiris and Company for several years. Our
marriages also brought us even closer, as our wives were school mates at Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya. I personally will miss him as we had gone through many good times and bad times during the past 32 years.
To Beverly, Tashia and Darisha, we share your grief with you. You have lost a loving husband and a caring father and we have lost a good friend and club mate.
Good Bye, Sweet Prince of Tamil Union, Thanks for the memories, we will miss you in the years to come.
May your soul Rest in Peace.
Tamil Union C & AC
SriLankan Airlines Golf Classic 2005 at Victoria
Every golfer eagerly looks forward to four days of highly competitive golf at the Sri Lankan Airlines golf tournament each year.
Once again, this year, the Sri Lankan Airlines golf classic will be played at the picturesque Victoria Golf and Country Resort, Rajawella for the seventh consecutive year, though the tournament has now entered the 10th year. Many a foreign and local renowned golfer will vie for honours this year too and a keen tussle is on the cards.
The tournament will commence with a practice round on 11 October and the competition round will be worked off from 12-15 October 2005, each competition playing 36 hole stableford round.
The grand finale will be the awards ceremony and the gala dinner at the Mahaweli Reach Hotel on October 15. Chivas Regal Lufthansa Technik, Premadasa Jewellers, Carlsberg and Victoria Golf and Country Resort join hands with Sri Lankan Airlines in presenting this year's unique golfing
'It's Federation's right to hold SAFF Cup'
By Hishan Welmilla
Pakistan press reported that the President of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Faisal Saleh Hayat has categorically said that it was the right of the federation to organise the forth coming 6th SAFF Gold Cup Championship.
Reigning champion Bangladesh, three time winners India, ex-champions Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Afghanistan, Bhutan and host Pakistan will be featuring in the 15-day gala which is scheduled to get under way on December 7 this year.
The report revealed that the PFF President was commenting on the statement issued by Qamar Mansoor, Sindh Minister for Sports, on Wednesday at a press conference that the Sindh Government would stage the championship to revive international sports in the metropolis.
"The affairs of the PFF, SAFF, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and International Football Federation (FIFA) have nothing to do with the government therefore it is the right of the PFF to hold the SAFF Cup in Karachi," the PFF President had told 'The News' of Pakistan from Islamabad in an exclusive chat on the issue.
The Sindh Minister had given the impression that there was a tussle between the PFF and the Sindh government on staging this premier event of South Asia as he alleged that some PFF officials had created a lot of hurdles in Karachi getting the championship. "We will not take any dictation from the PFF," the minister was quoted as
"As far as the organising committee is concerned, it will be constituted with the consent of the Sindh government as we don't want to spoil the show with creating any uncalled for controversy. The Punjab government was ready to give us more money for the SAFF Cup but we preferred it to hold in Karachi," the PFF Chief had repeated
According to the report the PFF will have to spend two times more money on the SAFF Championship event than its earnings.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan had also assured his cooperation to PFF to meet the financial crunch.
Cricket - Sri Lanka 'A' - New Zealand 'A' First Test
Sri Lanka 'A' 225 for 6
KANDY. The Sri Lanka 'A' team after a promising start slumped to 225 for 6 in their first innings on the opening day of their first 4 day unofficial test match against the touring New Zealand 'A' team played at the Asgiriya International Stadium in Kandy yesterday.
Sri Lanka 'A' put up another poor performance with the bat and missed a good opportunity of piling up a big score after the top three batsmen had given them a superb start. Skipper Avishka Gunawardena justified his decision to bat first by putting on exactly fifty runs in an opening stand with Ian Daniel.
The left hander hit a top score of 73 from just 85 balls with sixteen fours. Ian Daniel played a good supporting role and his knock of 22 included five hits to the ropes.
SCORE BOARD SRI LANKA 'A' 1ST INNINGS 225 for 6 wickets at close - ( Avishka Gunawardena 73, Ian Daniel 22, Upul Tharanga 51, P. Jayawardena 37, C. Martin 4/47, C. Harris 2/45).
Cricket - Inter-School
Nalanda win by innings
Nalanda College routed Revata MMV by an innings and 262 runs in their inter school cricket tournament match concluded at Campbell Place yesterday.Nalanda- 400 for 2 in 51 overs (Lahiru Wickramasinghe 150 n.o., Primosh Perera 50, Ashan Subasinghe 115, Tharindu Attanayake 51 n.o)Balapitiya Revatha MV- (82 for 6 over night) 92 all out (D.R>
Kaushalya 36; Milinda Weerasinghe 5/08, Lahiru Aponsu 3/36) and 46 all out (Lahiru Aponsu 5/10, Eranjan Paranayapa 3/30)
Carey, St. Sylvester's - no result
Carey College forced a draw to their inter school cricket tournament match against St. Sylvester's College at Mount Mary yesterday.
St. Sylvester's Kandy- 283 all out in 49 overs (Rajith Wickramarachchi 37, Chanaka Ranaweera 19, Ravi Karunaratne 93, Mohamed Fazal 27, Chanaka Silva 52; Chamil Prasanga 2/73, Mohamed Adhil 3/53, Andrew Janson 3/41) and 258 for 8 decl. (Ravi Karunaratne 76, Mohamed Fazal 126; Mohamed Adhil 3/74, Kasun Edisinghe 2/07)Carey- (89 for 4 over
night) 190 all out (Chalitha Perera 52; Ravi Karunaratne 5/59, S. Najaudeen 2/46, N. Mohamed 2/54)
St. Sebastian's in strong position
St. Sebastian's College were in a strong position at the end of the first day of the inter school cricket tournament match against St. Sebastian's College at Moratuwa yesterday.Royal- 129 all out (Malinga Maligaspe 37, Dulanjaya Wijeratne 25; Charith Fernando 4/34, Jehan Fernando 3/25)St. Sebastian - 213 for 5 (Sachintha Cooray 25, Previn
Fernando 22, Jerald Bennet 29, Dilhan Cooray 91 n.o., Rajith Mendis 22)
Ruwantha, Roshane bat fluently
Half centuries from Ruwantha Fernandopulle and Roshane Silva helped St. Joseph's reach 290 for 7 in their first innings on the opening day of their inter school cricket tournament match against D. S. Senanayake played at Darley Road yesterday.St. Joseph's- 290 for 7 decl. (Ruwantha Fernandopulle 59, Roshen Silva 62, Thisara Perera 37, Anton
de Livera 41, Nirmal Rajapakse 33; Dimuthu Samarakkody 2/24)DSS 19 for 1
Mahinda (18 for 6) in trouble
Mahinda College were struggling at 18 for 6 in reply to S. Thomas' first innings total of 269 runs on the opening day of their inter school cricket tournament match played at Mount Lavinia yesterday.
S. Thomas 269 all out (Nizam Maziah 55, Daham Pilapitiya 58 n.o. V. Balasubamanium 34, Vishva Weerawardena 24, Rayendra Karunaratne 32; R. Priyan 5/63, SIS Chamara 3/54)Mahinda Galle- 18 for 6 (Kasun Bamunuarachchi 4/01