Weather god managed to stop Nalanda winning the 2nd Blues Vs Maroons tournament

Nalanda QLD team was on fire during the 2nd Blues Vs Maroons tournament held on 1st October 2017 in Judy Holt Sports Park.

1st match
Nalanda scored 230 in their 20 overs
Royal only managed 130 in their 20 overs

2nd Match
Dharmaraja scored 135 in their 20 overs
Ananda managed to score 120 in their 20 overs

Nalanda scored 202/6 in their 20 overs
Dharmaraja scored 80/6 in 10 overs before the rain stopped the play.

Sir Henry S. Olcott annual commemorative Dana – GOODNA TEMPLE 19th FEB 2017

For the 5th consecutive time in Queensland, NALANDA OBA was in the forefront again in organising the 110th Colonel Henry Steel Olcott’s (b. 1832-Passed Away- Feb 17-1907) death anniversary at the Goodna Temple (Buddhist Vihara Queensland), with an alms giving, at a well-attended gathering of grateful past students of Buddhist Schools of Sri Lanka on February 19.

Past pupils & their families of Nalanda, Ananda, Dharmaraja, Mahinda, Anula, Sangamitta, Ananda Balika & few other schools participated in the NALANDA OBA sponsored event. Sharing of Merits is a unique tenet of Buddha Dhamma and this core practice allows honouring and being grateful to the living as well as the departed. Everyone attended accordingly honoured the founding fathers of the Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka.

With Colonel Henry Steel Olcott at the steering wheel and Anagarika Dharmapala forerunner of the revivalist movement, under the banner of the Buddhist Theosophical Society-BTS, helped establish a string of Buddhist Schools, when English mission schools were the fashion.

With Ananda Sastralaya, (Kotte 1880), claiming as the first BTS school, Ananda (1886), Mahinda (Galle 1892) Dharmaraja (Kandy, 1880) Nalanda-(1922), Visakha (1917) Sanghamitta (Galle 1919) Anula (1941) Mahamaya (Kandy 1932) were established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With the establishment of these Buddhist Schools, education in Sri Lanka became a catalyst of new social trends.

NALANDA OBA Queensland would like to thank everyone participated, supported to this event and looking forward to meet everyone and many more next year.

Milton Fernando.



AGM & 2016/17, Nalanda OBA QLD committee members for next year

Annual General Meeting of Nalanda Old Boys Association – QLD, was held on 18th September 2016 at 4.30pm in Carindale Library Meeting Hall. 

New Executive Committee for (2016/2017)

Position Name
President Sarath Weerasinghe
Vice President Amila Paththamperuma
Secretary Jagath Hettiarachchi
Treasurer Asiri Diyagama
Auditor Amarnath Leo Fernando

Committee Members

  • Bhashitha Wickramasooriya
  • Anura Perera
  • Milton Fernando
  • Uwan Porage
  • Aravinda Rubasinghe
  • Madhawa Gamage
  • Deepal Dassanayake

Nalanda winners of BOM QLD 2016

Nalanda team won the 6th BOM encounter in QLD. Ananda won the toss and invited Nalanda to bat first and they scored 196/7 in 30 overs. Deepal top scored with 60 not out and Desh scored 39 valuable runs.

Ananda team gave a great fight and scored 178 and they got all out in 30th over. Damindu scored 65 not out and Uwan was the bowling star for Nalanda getting 3 wickets and Madhu supported well with 2 wickets.

This was the 4th time Nalanda won the QLD battle of the maroons shield and Ananda won the other 2. This is the first time a team was able to win two consecutive matches in highly competitive big match in Queensland.

Sulanga Radio broadcast the match live so that everyone around the world was able to stay updated with the scores, music etc…