Former national lock Thajudeen dies in crash

Former S. Thomas’ College deputy skipper, Havelock’s SC skipper (2009) and national player Wasim Thajudeen passed away under tragic circumstances today.

According to sources, Wasim had been driving to the airport this morning when he had met with a fatal accident in Colombo.

Wasim was a well respected ruggerite who was known for his skills and his mild mannerism, by his teammates and opponents alike. He represented S. Thomas’ from the year’s 2001 to 2003 and played with distinction throughout his rugby career.

He then turned out for Havelock’s SC during the 2005 season where he played in the position of wing three quarter. Wasim then went on to lead the Park club in 2009 and also made his debut for the Sri Lanka team in 2008 at the international Hong Kong rugby sevens.

Wasim was voted as the most popular ruggerite of the year award in 2009 and was a superb ruggerite both on and off the field.  (Courtesy The Papare.com)