After a sell out event in 2015, the Festival of Cricket returns - bigger and better this summer in 2016! Be a part of the action and witness the best 31 Schools lineup yet again to take on the 2015 champions “St Peters College OBU UK”, it is not just a day at the cricket, the vibrant festival atmosphere and the majestic setting provide the perfect backdrop for a unique and highly memorable day; Celebrating our national sport and a variety of offerings of mouth watering Lankan street food for the wider community in the United Kingdom.
The 11th of October 2015 was the last day of the FoC 2015 committee and this was marked with the Annual General Meeting held at the Holiday Inn London, Kensington Forum. FoC 2015 on the 12th of July set new datum and pushed standards higher, moving the organisation to a professional body where Sri Lankans from all walks of life, race and creed worked together towards the same goals.
Press Release by Nihal Emmanuel, Media Chairman FoC 2015
Photographs by Praneeth Hettiarachchi, FoC Webmaster & Official Photographer
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.
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 ).
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.