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4th Annual Cricket Encounter United National Party Vs Sri Lanka Freedom Party For the Hon M H Mohamed Championship Trophy!

4th Annual Cricket Encounter United National Party Vs Sri Lanka Freedom Party For the Hon M H Mohamed Championship Trophy!

This annual Match was played on bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2015 at Shenley Cricket center Radlet. a Large crowd attended this event and supported the sides. Music was by Dammika entertainmemt went on till late. UNP won the coverted M H Mohamed Trophy. Was presented by Azahim Mohamed and the runner up SLFP were presented the Parakrama Ranasinghe memorial trophy by Thushara Ranasinghe. This successful event was once again organised by Elephant Entertainment for the fourth year.

Hon M H Mohamed: was the joint founder with Hon J R Jayewardene of the United National Party United Kingdom Branch. The UNP UK Branch was formed on October 3rd 1976. Hon Mohamed was the first Muslim Mayor of Colombo from 1960 – 1963. Minister of Labour Employment and Housing under the Prime Minister Hon Dudley Senanayake in 1965. After J R Jayewardene becomes the Prime Minister he was appointed the Minister of Transport in 1977. After J R Jayewardene became the first Executive President in 1978, he added more responsibilities. At one time Hon Mohamed was holding four portfolios while being the first Cabinet Minister in charge of Muslim Religious Cultural affairs. Mr Hon M H Mohamed was elected Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament in March 1989. And was appointed the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in the Cabinet of Mahinda Rajapaske.

Hon M H Mohamed was Member of Parliament from the electorate of Borella from 1965 to 1982 and then returned to Parliament from the Colombo District on three occasions. Hon M H Mohamed retired from politics 2010.

Parakarama Ranasinghe: was known to Mrs Srimavo Bandaranayake as a loyal member of the Sri Lanka Fredom Party. She was very impressed by he Trade union activities. Mr Ranasinghe formed the first Trade Union for teachers and worked actively as its president. Due to his leadership qualities and organisational skills, Mrs Bandaranayake appointed him as the President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party branch in the UK and Europe. Restructuring the Branch was his main concern this he did to the satisfaction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party leadership.

The 35 overs Match scores:
SLFP 159 ALL OUT
M JALEEL 58
Nazoomi Azhar 33
Chamikara Mudaliga 3/28

UNP 161/4 WON BY 6 WICKETS
Chamika Karunarathne 51
LASITHA 28
S.NANAYAKKARA 34
BRIAN 36

SLFP Captained by M Jaleel
UNP Captained by Dilal Thilakarathna
15 Overs Match…Over 40’s
SLFP 108/5
ROSHAN 49
RAJ JOSEPH 16
Dilal Thilakarathna 2/24

UNP 109/5 WON 5 WICKETS
S Ranga 34
Dilal Thilakarathna 29

SLFP Captained Mangala Ganagoda
UNP Captained Anura De Alwis

MAN OF THE MATCH M JALEEL
BEST BATSMAN CHAMIKARA KARUNARATHNE
BEST BOWLER CHAMIKA MUDALIGE

Umpire’s:
Asoka de Silva
Kannan Sangaralingam

Elephant Entertainment’s Next Event:
We are happy to announce that Elephant Entertainment will be the Main sponsor for the Schools Touch Rugby Festival to be held on Sunday 21 June 2015 at Stains Rugby Football Club, The Reeves,Snakey Lane, Hanworth, TW13 7NB. The event commences from 9am.

Kapila Mallikarachchi
Secretary
Elephant Entertainment

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