Old We­se­leyite SC, Capri life mem­ber­ship for vet­eran mo­tor sports star Sin­nathu­ray

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The an­nual gen­eral meet­ing of the Old Wes­leyite Sports Club was held re­cently. The meet­ing was chaired by Far­man Cas­sim, who was re­elected for the en­sur­ing year as the pres­i­dent of the club.

At this meet­ing Ranil Thi­lakaratne was re­elected as hon­orary Sec­re­tary.

Five old Wes­leyites were elected as hon­orary life mem­bers. They are L.C.R. Wi­jesinghe, L. R. Gu­natilleke, B. M. Ju­ram­pa­thy ( ex- DIG), Ra­jah Sin­nathu­ray, JP, and P.B. Herat.

Mr. Sin­nathu­ray was unan­i­mously elected as hon­orary life mem­ber by Capri Club mem­bers at the club’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing. He has been a mem­ber of the club for the past 47 years.

Mr. Sin­nathu­ray was a 250cc mo­tor­cy­cle cham­pion and had won races in Chennai, Coim­bat­ore and Ban­ga­lore. In Sri Lanka, he had won the Katuku­runda cir­cuit race and the Ma­ha­gas­tota, Karun­dapone and Han­tane hill climbs. At the Ma­ha­gas­tota race, he came first in the 125cc class, 250cc class and the 350cc class. Rid­ing a Tri­umph Tiger 100, he also won the 500cc class. At the same meet, he drove a Ford Anglia and won the An­nes­ley Philips Shield. He had been the pres­i­dent of the Cey­lon Mo­tor­cy­cle Club, sec­re­tary of the Cey­lon Mo­tor Sports Club and pres­i­dent of the con­trol­ling body for mo­tor sport in Sri Lanka.

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