Jaffna and Colombo cager champions
The Menís Championship title of the basketball tournament of the 24th
National Youth Sports Festival 2012 was won by the Jaffna District team
and Womenís Championship title was secured by the Colombo District team.
The menís champions of the basketball tournament of the National
Festival, Jaffna District team is seen here (picture by Wehelle
Piyathilake, Maharagama Special Correspondent).
The Colombo District team which won the Womenís Championship of
National Sports Festival. (Picture by Wehelle Piyathilake,
Maharagama Special Correspondent).
The tournament was held recently at the Holy Family Convent School
grounds and St. Anneís School grounds, Kurunegala.
12 menís teams and 10 womenís teams took part at the tourney
representing almost all districts in Sri Lanka.
Jaffna and Colombo district teams qualified for the womenís finals
and recording 78 points against 52 points recorded by the Jaffna
district team, Colombo team secured the championship title, 3rd place
was won by Kurunegala District team.
At the menís finals held between Jaffna District team and Galle
District team, Jaffna team scored 41 points. While Galle scored only 29
points, Trincomalee District team secured 3rd place.
The winners will be awarded the trophies at the 24th National Youth
Sports Festival to be held at the end of July at Mahinda Rajapaksa
International Stadium, Diyagama.