Imesh Chathuranga - wins best swimmer's award at Age Group
Swimming: Imesh Chathuranga of D.S. Senanayake College did well to
win three events at the National Age Group Swimming and Diving
Championships held at the Sugathadasa Stadium pool. He swam in the under
10 age group and was picked as the champion swimmer in his age group.
Besides winning three events, Imesh Chathuranga established a record
in the 50 metres Back Stroke event, 'clocking' 39.71 seconds.
Chirantha Ariyawardena came second with 40.15 seconds.
In his other two victories, Chathuranga won 50 metres Butterfly
Stroke in 38.10 seconds and his third victory came in the 50 metres Free
Style event which he won in 34.35 seconds.
Lanka Plate Snooker 1st round
SNOOKER: The following are the results of the 'Lanka Plate' Snooker
Championship held at the Garden Club Snooker Parlour recently. This is
the preliminary round matches.
Table No. 1 - Matches: Sivasankar (MSC) beat A.C.D. Soyza (YMBA)
59-49 and 80-7, M.F. Hassan (MSC) beat N. Karunakaran (KGC) 59-15 &
50-26, W.D. Nimalsiri received walk over from A. Gunathilake (MRSC), D.
Wijekoon (YMMBA) beat S. Dehapriya (PSC) 70-41 and 77-5, M.N. Sudesh (MSC)
beat M. Ramachandran (MSC) 29-65 & 74-22 & 63-50, Faiesz Samad (KGC)
beat A.M. Anfus (MBS) 88-13 & 84-3.
Table No. 2 - Matches: M. N. Nazar (MLSC) beat D. B. Ekanayake (PSC)
87-32 and 63-23, M.A. Deen (MLSC) beat M. Fauzer (YMMA) 89-14 and 74-51,
T.M. Amidon (YMMA) beat R. Neil (YMBA) 50-40 and 84-31, S. Perera (YMMA)
beat Madagamage (PSC) 85-41 and 106-26, U.M.S. Bandara (KGC) beat T.M.
Wijesinghe (PSC) 64-47 and 52-40.
Wesley-Antonian rugby match postponed
RUGBY: The scheduled inter school rugger match between Wesley and St.
Anthony's College Kandy did not come off at the Royal College Sports
Complex yesterday. But it will be now played today at the same venue at
Yesterday Wesley and St. Anthony's game was postponed as Royal were
playing a warm-up game prior to the Bradby Shield first leg to be played
in Kandy on June 9.
Flintoff will regain all rounder status, says Lloyd
CRICKET: LONDON, June 1, 2007 Former England coach David Lloyd
belives Andrew Flintoff will overcome his latest ankle injury setback
and return as a fully-fledged all-rounder later this summer. The
29-year-old Lancastrian's ability to perform with bat and ball at the
highest level has been compromised by the latest in a series of ankle
injuries, which has ruled him out of the current Test series against
Flintoff is due to have an exploratory operation on his left ankle
this weekend to determine the extent of the damage, although some
critics already claim he may never again be able to function as a
Royal paddlers win two titles
TABLE TENNIS: - Royal College paddlers performed well by emerging 'A'
division champions in both the under-18 and under-12 tournaments at the
Inter-School Table Tennis Championships conducted by the Sri Lanka
Schools Table Tennis Association concluded on Friday at S. Thomas'
College Sports Complex, Mount Lavinia.
Royal swept the board by winning the major team events defeating much
fancied teams such as Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda, Dharmaraja
College, Sri Devananda College Ambalangoda, St. Anthony's Katugastota,
Vidyartha and Maliyadeva.
Under - 18 and under-12 teams of Royal remained unbeaten in the
championships To crown it all Royal under-18 and under-12 teams playing
in the 'B' division finished runner-up.
Vidyartha rout Sylvestrians
RUGBY: Vidyartha College, Kandy swamped their traditional rivals St.
Sylvester's College by 34 points (4 goals, 2 penalties) to nil in their
Singer Trophy Rugby tournament match played at Nittawela yesterday. At
half time Vidyartha led 10-0. This match turned out to be a one sided
affair as Vidyartha after dominating play in the first half cut loose
after the turn around to add 24 more points to their first half lead of
Match Winner for Vidyartha was their centre Chanaka Chandimal who
scored a brilliant try and also goalled four and also fixed across two
penalties for difficult angles to bring his personal tally in the match
to 19 points. The other try scorers for Vidyartha were fly half Tharaka
Dissanayake (1 try) and flanker Nirindu Migara Wijeratne (2). For the
Sylvestrian flanker Parakrama Ratnayake scored of a five metre scrum
which was goalled by full back Asanka Perera.
South African Johann Taylor refereed.
Shot in-the-arm for sports
Sports tourneys: Three sports competitions have been worked off by
the Kandy District Sports Foundation - Under 17 cricket tournament for
Kandy Schools, Inter-Schools and Open hockey tournament and Open tennis
In addition, there will also be a first aid course for selected
sports personnel in the Sports Ministry and Education Ministry of the
The cricket, hockey and tennis tournaments are sponsored by the
Sports Development Foundation of Kandy.