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Kalutara District Youth Sports Festival

Horana DS emerge champions

Horana DS players receiving the Overall Championship Cup from Kalutara District Secretary and GA U D C Jayalal and other NYSC officers, at the Bandaragama Stadium.  Pic by Kalutara Central Special Corr. - H L Sunil Shantha
Horana DS players receiving the Overall Championship Cup from Kalutara District Secretary and GA U D C Jayalal and other NYSC officers, at the Bandaragama Stadium. Pic by Kalutara Central Special Corr. - H L Sunil Shantha

Horana Divisional Secretariat collected a total of 258 points and Panadura Divisional Secretariat collected a total of 156 points and emerged overall sports champions and runner-up respectively at the Kalutara District Youth Sports Festival, conducted in parallel to the 31st National Youth Sports Festival and held at the Bandaragama Indoor Stadium on July 27 and July 28. Bandaragama DS was placed third with 107 points at this annual sporting event. Over 200 men and woman athletes, in two categories of over and under 20, representing all the 14 Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the Kalutara District took part in this annual sports festival on the two days.

The most outstanding men's athlete's Championship Cup was won by (under 20) D V Madhushanka in the Beruwala DS for the performance of 6.70m in the Long Jump and the Best Men's Player (over 20) was S A D Chanaka, from the Dodamgoda DS for the performance of 6.55 metres in the Long Jump event.

S Sarangi Lakshani who represented Panadura DS was honoured as the over 20 Best Women's Player for the performance of 5.17m in the Long Jump and M A Udeni Champika from the Horana DS was honoured as the Most Outstanding Women's Athlete (u-20) for the performance of 11.41m in the Triple Jump.

The chief guest at the inauguration ceremony was the Digital Technology and Infrastructure Facilities Minister Ajith P Perera and championship trophies, cups and certificates for the winners were distributed by Kalutara District Secretary U D C Jayalal, Western Province Director of the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) Reginald Cooray, National Youth Front Director Janitha de Silva, District Youth Services Officer Lalith Wanniarachchi, Chief Accountant of the NYSC Mrs Chandralatha Unanthenna. Youth Services Officer (Kalutara) Saman Keerthsinghe and the Chief Executive Officer of Banner Cut (who sponsored the event financially) Edmund Ranasinghe

 


 

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