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SLT SILK Sports Awards

SL’s first annual Sports Awards for sporting excellence

Cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan receiving the award for Sports Excellence and Contribution from the Sports Minister
Cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan receiving the award for Sports Excellence and Contribution from the Sports Minister

The annual SLT SILK Sports Awards 2017 organized by SPORTSINFO, Sri Lanka’s premier sports promotion network and sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom was held recently at the BMICH.

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara was the chief guest while Petroleum Resources Development Minister, 1996 World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga and Prof. Carlo Fonseka participated as the guests of honour.

The event is organized for the third consecutive year with the objective of appreciating those who contributed to sports in the past years and the greats of the game and those unsung heroes behind the scenes is the main target of this year’s event.

SLT SILK MAJOR SPORTS AWARDS


Cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan receiving the award for Sports Excellence and Contribution from the Sports Minister

1. SLT SILK Lifetime Achievemnt Award - Hemasiri Fernando, 2. SLT SILK Sportsman of the Year - Dilantha Malagamuwa, 3. SLT SILK Sportswomen of the Year - Nimali Liyanarachchi, 4. SLT SILK Most Popular Sports Personality of the Year - Asela Gunaratne, 5. Duncan White Award for Sports Excellence and Contribution - Muttiah Muralitharan, 6. Outstanding Para Sports Personality of the Year - Dinesh Priyantha Herath, 7. SLT SILK Outstanding School Sports Personality of the Year - Aruna Dharshana, 8. SLT SILK Outstanding University Sports Personality of the Year - Thilini Pramodika

SLT SILK SPORTS CONTRIBUTION AWARDS

9. SLT SILK Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sports Journalism - Sunil Abeywardena, 10. SLT SILK Award for Up and Coming Electronic, Social and Digital Media Programme - Hiru Sports Corner, 11.

SLT SILK Sports Publication and Auther of the Year - Ranjan Mellawa, 12. SLT SILK Local Sports Brand of the Year - Goyo, 13. SLT SILK Outstanding Sporting School of the Year - Rathnayake Central College, Walala, 14. SLT SILK Coach of the Year - Sujith Abeysekera

SLT SILK SPECIAL JURY AWARDS

15. SLT SILK Outstanding Generous Sports Personality - Sam Chandrasoma, 16. SLT SILK Outstanding Dedication and Contribution to Promote Sports (Chess) - Suneetha Wijesuriya, 17. SLT SILK Outstanding professional Contribution to Sports Science and Technology - Prof. Ravindra Goonetilleke, 18. SLT SILK Outstanding Contribution to International Sportswear Industry - MAS Holdings, 19. SLT SILK Outstanding Contribution to Sports Commentary - Palitha Perera, 20. SLT SILK Up and Coming Sensational Athlete - Ruwansa Weerakkodi

SLT SILK SPORTS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

21. SLT SILK Cricketer of the Year - Rangana Herath, 22. SLT SILK Badminton Player of the Year - Niluka Karunaratne, 23. SLT SILK Rugby Player of the Year - Danushka Ranjan, 24. SLT SILK Cyclist of the Year - Jeewan Jayasinghe, 25. SLT SILK Swimmer of the Year - Kyle Abeysinghe, 26. SLT SILK Motorsportsman of the Year - Ashan Silva, 27.

SLT SILK Powerlifter of the Year - Indika Paranagama, 38. SLT SILK Carrom Player of the Year - Chamil Cooray, 29. SLT SILK Chess Player of the Year - Zainab Saumy 


 

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