Two new records at School Games
Madushani Liyanage of Ave Maria Convent, Negombo going over the
bar perfectly to win the girls under-17 high jump event clearing
1.61 metres at the All - Island School Games Athletic
Championships held at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday. Pic:
ATHLETICS: Sonali Kumari Weerasekera of Sevamukthakandawura Maha
Vidyalaya established a new meet record in the Girls under-21 Putt Shot,
while Shayini Mahaliyana of St. Bridgets Convent added the other new
record on the penultimate day of the four day All-Island School Games
Athletic Championships conducted by the Ministry of Education and held
at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.
Sonali erased off a 12 year old record in the girls under-21 putt
shot to a distance of 12.05 metres. L. R. Siribaddena of Nadugala MV,
Matara held the previous mark of 11.02 secs in 1995.
Shayini was responsible for the second record in the 100 metres
hurdles (girls under-17). She 'clocked' 15.29 secs to break the mark of
Champika Ranaweera of Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo - (15.87 secs in
With yesterday's two records the tally of new records rose to seven.
The standings for the overall championships saw A. Rathnayaka MMV
Manikhinna of were in the lead in both the boys and girls. In the boys
A. Rathnayake MMV first with 60 points followed with St. Benedict's
College second 59 and St. Joseph's College third 52.
In the girls A. Rathnayake MMV was leading with 97 points, St.
Joseph's Balika Vidyalaya second 53 and Ferguson Girls High School third
The meet will be continued today commencing at 7 am with half
marathon for both boys and girls followed with 28 more events to be
Long Jump (Girls under-15):
Hansani Kannangara (Gateway International school Rajagiriya) 4.92
Discus Throw (Girls under-15)
H. D. H. Geewanthie (Ferguson Girls High School Ratnapura 32.64
High Jump (Boys under-19)
Amitha Kasun Pathirana (Rajanganayaya MV 2:03 metres)
Putt Shot (Girls under-21)
Sonali Kumari Weerasekera (Sevamukthikandawura MV, Polonnaruwa)
Polonnaruwa) 12.05 metres), Pole Vault (Boys under-21) Mahesh
Chathuranga (Galmulla Junior School Polonnaruwa) 4:10 metres), 100
metres Hurdles (Girls under-15) Nayomika Gimhzni (Sumana BV Ratnapura)
16.2 secs, 100 Metres Hurdles (Girls under-17) Gayani Mahaliyana (St.
Bridgets Convent Bambalapitiya) 15.29 secs, 100 metres hurdles (Girls
under-19) D. A. H. Wijesinghe (St. Josephs BV Kegalle) - 15.46 secs.
100 Metres Hurdles (Girls under-21)
Charitha Madushani (Debarawewa National School-Tholangamuwa) 15.91
secs, 100 Metres Hurdles (Boys under-15), O. M. Wambeck (St. Joseph's
College) 14.38 secs, 100 metres Hurdles (Boys under-17), Lakshan
Koswatta (Ananda College) 14.69 secs, 110 metres Hurdles (Boys under-19)
K. A. D. Ranga Kalism (Henegama MV Gampaha) 14:95 secs, 100 metres
Hurdles (Boys under-21), Amaranath Ranasinghe (Heeloya Sri Sumangala MV,
Bandarawela) 15.75 secs, Discus Throw (Girls under-19), Dewni
Maduapperuma (Musaeus College) 35.71 metres, Javelin Throw (Boys
under-17), Duminda Rupasinghe (A. Rathnayaka MMV Walala) - 61.73 metres,
Triple Jump (Girls under-21), A. D. K. I. Manusekera (Ferguson Girls
High School, Ratnapura) 11.63 metres., 1500 metrs, (Girls under-17),
Ajantha Sanjeewani (Kumaradasa MMV Wellawaya) 4:58.11 secs), 1500 metres
(Boys under-17) Sanjeewa Udayanga (Rahula Vidyalaya Matara) 4:13:80 secs,
1500 metres (Girls under-19), M. K. Selaratne (A. Rathnayake MMV Walana)
4:56:29 secs, 1500 Metres (Boys under-19) K. G. A. R. Amerasinghe (A.
Rathnayaka MMV) $:4: 07.37 secs, 1500 metres (Girls under-21) Y. K. G.
N. Dassanayaka (Makulawa MV Huragaswewa) 5:08:53 secs, Javelin Throw
(Boys u-15), R. P. Dinesh Nuwan (Wellawa MMV Kurunegala) 49.32 metres.
Triple Jump (Girls under-19), Dhanushka Priyadarshani (St. Thomas'
College Matara) 11.67 metres, High Jump (Girls under-17), Madushani
Liyanage (Ave Maria Convent Negombo) 1.61 metres.