Sri Lanka umpire Ponnadurai dies, aged 78

It is great sadness that Sri Lanka Cricket announcers the demise of Umpire Mr. Selliah Ponnadurai who passed away at the age of 78 years. His remains are at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour , Borella on 16th August onwards. Cremation will be on Sunday 18th August at Borella General Cemetery at 10 am.

Full Name: Selliah Ponnadurai
Born: April 25,1935
Current Age: 78 years.
School: St.John’s,Jaffna.
Batting Type: RHB
Bowling Type: RMF
Umpiring Debut in Test:  Sri Lanka Vs.India at P Sara Stadium ,Sep.06-11,1985
Last Test:  Sri Lanka Vs.India at SSC ,Jul.27-Aug.01,1993
Umpired Test Matches: 03

Umpiring Debut in ODI:  Sri Lanka Vs.Australia at SSC,Apr.30,1983
Last ODI:  Sri Lanka Vs.England at R Premadasa Stadium,Mar.10,1993
Umpired Test Matches: 08

We extend our deepest sympathies to his family in this hour of grief and beyond. May the turf lie gently on him. May he rest in Peace.