Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union
The Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union is the governing body for rugby union in Sri Lanka.
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It is one of the oldest governing bodies in the world, being founded as the Ceylon Rugby Football Union in 1908
The Sri Lankan Football Union (originally known as Ceylon Rugby Football Union) was founded in 1908. The Ceylon Rugby Football Union (Ceylon RFU) was founded on 10 August 1908 at a meeting between representatives from Uva, Dimbula, Kelani Valley, Dickoya, Kandy and Colombo at the Grand Orient Hotel (now known as Hotel Taprobane) in Colombo.
At the meeting, Mr H. B. T. Boucjer (from Uva) was elected as Chairman with the representatives unanimously resolving to form the Ceylon Rugby Football Rugby Union and to apply to be affiliated with the English Rugby Football Union. The Ceylon RFU also resolved that Kandy be selected as the centre of the Union and that Mr J. G. Cruikshank be elected as Honorary Secretary. The Ceylon RFU became the first Rugby Union in Asia. It is one of the founding member of Asia Rugby