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SLT Speed-Up Cycle Sawariya in September

SLT Chairman P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena handing over the Trophy to N. Karunaratne, President/ Cycle Federation of Sri Lanka.
SLT Chairman P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena handing over the Trophy to N. Karunaratne, President/ Cycle Federation of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Telecom announced that the SLT Speed-Up Cycle Sawariya is scheduled to be held from September 24t to 28, for the fourth successive year.

This national cycle race was first organized in 2016with the objective of uplifting cycling-related sports activities in the country. This year’s Cycle Sawariya was launched at the ‘Presidential Sports Awards’ held recently at the BMICH.

Sri Lanka Telecom has planned to provide a novel experience to both cyclists and spectators this year by covering all the nine provinces for the first time in the history of cycle racing in Sri Lanka. The Cycle Sawariya is planned to be conducted under four categories: men’s, women’s, children’s and online cycle race. This cycle race will also mark another significant milestone in the cycling journey of the country in that it features the first-ever competitive cycling event for schoolchildren.

The race will ceremonially commence in Colombo on September 24 and end in Dambulla on September 28 covering a distance of over 1,000 kilometres on the five days.

SLT Speed Up Cycle Sawariya, will be concluded with a prize award to the winner of the men’s race, amounting to Rs. 1 million which will also be the highest prize given to a cycling champion in Sri Lanka.

The SLT Speed Up theme is an elaboration of the fastest broadband network provided to the nation by the company.

Several activities will be implemented by SLT in parallel to this event to expand its ICT solutions and raise public awareness on the potential of the latest technologies and innovations to transform their lives into Smart citizens. The company has further extended the SLT Speed Up theme by conducting a motorsport and a highly successful karting challenge.


 

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