History of Clay Target Shooting Club of Colombo

The idea of constructing a Clay Target Shooting Range was first discussed on 20thDecember,  2004 at the Council Meeting of the National Rifle Association of Sri Lanka of which Mr.  Shirantha Peries was an office bearer, as Vice President, shotgun. Unfortunately, the NRA was  unable to pursue the matter owing to lack of funds and a venue required to build a Skeet/Trap  Range. When in search of a venue, Mr. Indrajith Fernando who owns St. Joseph Estate in  Payagala, offered an area to Shirantha, as they were childhood friends who patronized the  property every week-end as school boys, organizing sital trips, camp outs and fishing trips to  the property.

Having obtained the land from Indrajith, Shirantha took up the challenge to build a Range with  his own funds because of his love for the sport and being an enthusiastic shooter himself. A   well laid out Trap and Skeet Range that conforms to International Standards was built in a very  short period.

It took a while to obtain the required approvals and eventually, Defence Ministry approval was granted on 18th September, 2007. Thus, the Trap and Skeet shooting range became a reality at Hirugalgodella, Payagala in Kalutara. The “Clay Target Shooting Club of Colombo” was incorporated and was duly affiliated to the National Rifle Association of Sri Lanka. With the formation of the National Shooting Sport Federation of Sri Lanka, the Club became an affiliate in 2006.

With a current membership of 51, the Club is has been functioning actively from its inception in 2006. ‘Club days’ are held regularly and are well attended by members and their guests. One of the main objectives of the Club to develop Trap and Skeet shooting in Sri Lanka in order to raise the standard of Sri Lankan shooters, to international levels.

The President

Shirantha Peries is a founder member of CTSCC and has been the President of the Club from its inception. He is a highly accomplished shooter and regular participant in Olympic Skeet, Automatic Trap and Sporting events. He has won many awards in several local and international events.

Additionally, Shirantha has

  • Successfully completed Course of Instruction for Range Officials and "C" Jury Judges Course at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, New Delhi from 4th to 13th January, 2003.
  • Passed the A.S.C.Practical coaching courses (Shotgun discipline) in 2006 in Kuwait.
  • A Diploma in the 1st Asian Practical Coaching Course for Skeet, Trap and Double Trap.
  • Participated in Singapore Open Shooting Championships from 10th to 18th July 2010.
  • A ISSF B License Coaching certificate and at present, he is the only person in Sri Lanka to hold this certificate.

Shirantha is currently, the President of the National Shooting Sport Federation of Sri Lanka.



Mr. Shirantha Peries
Vice President
Mr. Chaamikara Gamagedara

Vice President
Mr. Maurice Wambeek

Ms. Shahara Pereira

Mrs. Chamila Peiris

Asst. Treasurer
Mrs. Rukshani Silva

Club Captain
Mr. Pradeep Edirisinghe

Committee Member
Mr. Lakshan Hettiarachchi

Committee Member
Mr. Wellington Rajapakse

Committee Member
Mr. Krishan Daniels

Committee Member
Mr. Indrajith Fernando
(by default)


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