Kalutara Town Club

Country Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
City Kalutara
Founded 1888

The Kalutara Town Club is a first class cricket team which is based in Kalutara in Sri Lanka. The team played in the 1996-97 Saravanamuttu Trophy>. The team was also the inaugural winners of the Daily News Trophy in 1938 under the leadership of Sir Syril De Soyza. The club got founded by British coffee and rubber planters in 1888, who had settled in Kalutara district in early 18th century. Since then, the club is functioning without any break and presently holds 175 members.

Some of the famous players of the Kalutara Town Club are D. Abeyasekera, M. Balagalla, Kolitha Dissanayake, Ramesh Manjula, M. Sampath, Ravi Philips and the likes.

The Kalutara Town Club which is initialized as KTC is located on a prime property which is behind a library and a temple. This venue was a social venue for most of the people residing nearby. Francis Simon de Fonseka, a lawyer by profession was the stalwart of the club. He represented this club in the premier cricket tournament and even played for Royal College. In 1903-04, he had captained the teams. In 1960s, his photo was ceremoniously unveiled by the club and presently, it hangs in the lobby of the clubhouse. He had two sons, E.D.I de Fonseka and C.A.B de Fonseka, both of whom played for the club.

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