The Kalutara North Football Team
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This picture which was found in a box of stuff to be thrown away, was rescued and It was in a remarkably good condition at the time of discovery. It is included here in this site, due to the great period feel, it contains and conveys to us. The persons pictured belonged to a football team, that represented the Kalutara North area in a minor football league in 1939. Three De Fonseka's are found in it. Some of the team members have been from the Distillery Warehouse No 2 which was opposite the 'Felix Villa' property. Seated in the middle in a white suite is one Mr Jamon, Excise Inspector of Warehouse No 2 at that time who was the driving force behind the team.
Some of the people in this photograph could not be identified, and most probably worked in the distillery warehouse. Those who could be identified are listed below.
Standing L to R:
3rd from left - Baachinta Jamon (son of the excise commissioner), 5th from left Paul Perera, 7th from left Samson Perera and 8th from left Chandrapala.
Seated L to R:
Two School Masters, The Principal , Francis Simon De Fonseka, Mr Jamon (Excise Inspector), Pastor from the Methodist Church (Kalutara North), Unidentified, F.J.B De Fonseka (Bellarmine), Unidentified.
Seated on the ground:
C. A. B De Fonseka (Achille) and Shadin Jamon (son of the excise commissioner, now domiciled in Canada)