Press Release by Nihal Emmanuel, Media Chairman FoC 2015
Photographs by Praneeth Hettiarachchi, FoC Webmaster & Official Photographer

Festival of Cricket 2015 Sunday 12th July

Festival of Cricket 2015 (FoC) was held on Sunday 12th July at Hainault Recreation Ground, Ilford, Essex after months of careful planning and preparations by its organisers.

This new venue was secured with the support of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that gave the unequivocal support as FoC the premiere Sri Lankan annual Cricketing event in the UK.

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22 July 2015. Nihal Emmanuel – FoC Media Committee Chair

Funeral Services of Mr Elmo Rajasooriya will be performed at Mt Lavinia Cemetery in Sri Lanka on Monday 27th (tomorrow) at 4.30 pm (local time).
The Procession starts from Mahinda Florist Undertakers , 591 Galle Road ( Mt Lavinia Junction ).

Re: Obituary Notice - Mr. Elmo Rajasooriya, Festival of Cricket

FoC is deeply saddened to announce that the death of Elmo Rajasooriya, a founder member of the FoC, passed away following a heart attack on Monday 20th July.

As many of you know, he was a member of St Thomas’ Old Boys Association in the UK and represented in the inaugural FoC event in 1989, along with the other five OBAs.

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" Winners!!" ..Charity Raffle FOC 2015

Draw was on 12th July (17.30) at the Bandstand in presence of the Executive Committee of FOC 2015, many of whom along with their relatives and friends helped in drawing out the winning counterfoils.

Many thanks to all the named sponsors and lucky winners for their support.

Distribution of funds to named charities will be done after consultations with the FOC 2015 Committee, and will be communicated accordingly.

Dr. S.A. Mamujee
(Charity Chairman FOC 2015)

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FOC Launching Ceremony at SLHC - 2015

Press Release
by Mr Nihal Emmanuel – Media Chairman FOC 2015
Pictures by Mr Praneeth Hettiarachchi - Official Photographer/Web Master FOC 2015

The Launching Ceremony of the Festival of Cricket 2015 was held on Friday 29th May,2015 at the Sri Lanka High Commission in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Chanaka Talpahewa, the Acting High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom.

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The change of venue from last year, is due to the chosen venue is a large play ground boasting 10 Cricket Pitches and offers much greater potential – more spaces for stalls for traders and entertainment. This year’s tournament will be the biggest challenge and opportunity for the FoC in its 26-yr history of the Cricket tournament and the accompanying variety of entertaining activities too.

The FoC is delighted and grateful for the support extended by the English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in securing this large play ground which hosts the annual ECB league matches.

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