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Peramune wins Nestomalt Schools Games Marathon

by Gayan Abeykoon
November 13, 2023 1:23 am 0 comment
Winners with the officials: (from left) - Krishan Duminda – Deputy Education Director of Sports, Southern province , Upali Amaratunga, Director Sports of Ministry of Education, Channa Upali Weerasekara – Director Education – Southern Province, Sathish Gamage – Senior Superintendent of Police, Galle, Ranjith Yapa – Secretary Ministry of Education, Southern Province, Dr. Willie Gamage- Hon. Governor of Southern province, Bernhard Stefan – Managing Director, Nestle Lanka, Ruwan Welikala Director- Dairy, Nestle Lanka, Jagath Wedage – Director Sales , Nestle Lanka, Bandula Egodage – Vice President, Corporate Affairs – Nestle Lanka with the winners.

D.A.D.G. Peramune from Vidyaraja Vidyalaya, Ratnapura, representing Uva Province, clinched victory in the 21km half marathon at the All-Island Schools Games 2023 in Galle on Saturday. Peramune completed the challenging course in 1 hour, 16 minutes, and 22 seconds, showcasing a dominant performance among the 300+ participants.

S. Keeran of Mulankavil Maha Vidyalaya, Kilinochchi, hailing from the Northern Province, secured the second position, finishing exactly one minute behind Peramune. E.G. Lasitha Pradeep of Ukpitiya Maha Vidyalaya, Uva Province, claimed the third spot with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, and 13 seconds.

The following runners in the top ten included E.A. Hasindu Dhananjaya of Bandaranaike Central, Veyangoda (1.20:07), S. Kudiharshidan of Hindu National School, Matale (1.20:32), B. Sahirdan of Kalaimagal National School, Ratnapura (1.20:48), B. Abhishek of Diyabowakapura Vidyalaya (1.20:51), R.B. Randika Jasith of Walagampura Vidyalaya (1.21:06), K.N. Indura Dhananjaya of Wangiyapura National School (1.21:26), and R.M. Aravinda Ratnayake of Girandurukotte Central (1.22:10), finishing one after another.

Nestlé Nestomalt, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, sponsored the All-Island School Games 2023 marathon event, concluding successfully in Galle. The marathon marked a pivotal moment in this year’s All-Island Schools Games, with over 300 runners participating in the half marathon and 1400 in a display marathon of 5km.

Ruwan Welikala, the Director of Nestlé Lanka’s Dairy, expressed pride in supporting Sri Lanka’s young athletes and emphasized the brand’s commitment to contributing to positive changes in families and communities through continued participation in such events. (SJ)

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