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While You Are At Home Helping Children Cope during the COVID1 Pandemic

While You Are At Home: Helping Children Cope during the COVID-19 Pandemic
by Sohani Fernando, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
8th April 2020

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least, shaking us to the very core, evoking mixed emotions from deep within namely: sorrow, grief, anger, frustration, fear, worry, depression, anxiety, confusion, tranquility, calmness, empathy, love, and gratitude. Everyday

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Manchanayake saves the day for Royal in Battle of the Blues draw

Dasis Manchanayake made an unbeaten 53 to pull Royal College out of deep trouble on day 3 of the 141st Battle of the Blues encounter at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds. After seeing Royal declare on 282, S Thomas’ finished on 127/5 as the game drew to a close. 

Manchanayake, playing in his 1st Royal-Thomian, showed absolutely no nerves in the middle, playing a controlled knock, after coming in to bat with the score on 177/6 – Royal still 43 runs away from avoiding the follow-on. The elegant left-hander put on 24 alongside Isiwara Dissanayake before taking the lead in his partnership with Lahiru Madusanka which was worth 67.

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Royal in trouble after late wickets

S Thomas’ College picked up 4 crucial wickets in the final session of play on day 2 of the 141st Battle of the Blues encounter to leave Royal College in a bit of trouble on 127/4, trailing by 242 runs.

The game was looking like it was heading for a certain draw with the Thomians batting out the 1st session of play to reach 369 before Royal’s openers Kamil Mishara and Kushan Kulasooriya too inexplicably just looked to occupy the crease in the afternoon session of play.

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De Mel, Fernando star as S. Thomas’ take honours on day 1 of Battle of the Blues

Shalin de Mel (85) and Ryan Fernando (70) propped S. Thomas’ College up on day 1 of the 141st Battle of the Blues encounter as the School by the Sea finished on 271/6 after being sent in to bat by Royal College.

De Mel and opening partner Dilmin Rathnayake survived the all-important first hour of play, despite the best efforts of Kavindu Pathirathne, who got the ball to move early on. The right-arm quick did manage to cause a bit of trouble with the new ball, troubling Rathnayake in particular. Rathnayake was lucky to survive a few streaky shots and was given a life when he was dropped at gully in the 11th over but nevertheless he and his partner de Mel put on a valuable 49-run stand to give S. Thomas’ a steady start.

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“Loudly let the echoes ring!” Cycle Parade

Be there to paint the streets Blue and Black on the 11th of March 2020 as Thomians Young and Old come together to cheer on the 1st XI Cricket Team at the Annual Cycle Parade 2020. Commencing at 9.30 a.m from S. Thomas’ Prep School, this year’s cycle parade promises to be more eventful and memorable with a mini carnival at the big club grounds.

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