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Royal Institute Colombo emerged unbeaten champions in the Inter University Basketball Tournament 2016 organized by the Kotelawala Defense Academy, Ratmalana, for the Leaders Trophy. All matches were played at the KDA Indoor Stadium, and the final match was between Royal Institute Colombo and ICBT Campus. RIC beat ICBT with the final score standing at 54 – 35. RIC beat KDA, SLIT and KELANIYA CAMPUS in the preliminary round.
The most valuable player of the tournament was Thusara Warapitiya of RIC and Chirath Matarage of RIC was selected as the best defense player.
The following represented RIC at the tournament : Gowin Liyanage (Capt.), Chirath Matarage, Thusara Warapitiya, Niresh Ratnagopal, Dilon Weerasinghe, Adithya Adikari, Roshan Deva, Kushalanga Wijendra, Chiranga Malwatte, Ahmed Ruzainy, Ayyub Cader, Dinush Jayatunga and Joshuwa Rahim. The team was trained by Tharindu Fernando.
Pix 1. The champion RIC team with Mr. G. T. Bandara the Chairman of the Royal Institute Group
Pix 2. Gowin Liyanage the RIC Captain receiving the Leaders Trophy for becoming the champions
Pix 3. Chirath Matarage receiving the trophy for the most outstanding defensive player
Pix 4. Thusara Warpitiya receiving the Most valuable player trophy from the chief guest