John Tarbat Senior Schools Meet Sept 3 to 5
ATHLETICS: Sir John Tarbat All Island Milo Senior Schools Athletic
Meet 2008 organised by the Sri Lanka Schools Athletic Association under
the patronage of the Ministry of Education and sponsored by Milo (Nestle
Lanka PLC) will be held from September 3-5 2008, at the Sugathadasa
Secretary of SLSAA Anil Weerasinghe said the Sir John Tarbat
All-Island Milo Senior Schools Athletic Meet will also serve as a trial
ahead of two important regional Athletic Meets to be held in India in
September and October this year.
The first of the two events will be the South Asian Youth (under-18)
and Junior (under 20) Athletic meets to be staged in Pune, India on
The second one will be the Commonwealth Youth Sports Festival also to
be held in Pune, India from October 12-19.
The SLSAA Secretary focusing his attention to the Sir John Tarbat
All-Island Milo Senior Schools Athletic Meet said that a total of 112
schools will compete at the meet in the age groups of (Under-16,
Under-18, Under/20 girls and boys).
He added that a total of 1,425 boys and 1,050 girls will vie for
honours this year at the popular meet which had its inception back in
The organisers have also finalised accommodation for all participants
with boys being housed at St. Benedict's College, Kotahena and girls at
Good Shepherd Convent, Kotahena respectively.
President of the SLSAA, Keerthi de Alwis, thanked sponsors Nestle
Lanka Limited for having 'tied up' with his Association for the 15th
successive year to make the All Island Senior Schools Athletic Meet a
big success. He added that in conjunction to the Athletic Meet, an
Under-20 Race Walking event will be held for boys and girls.
He said all participants to call over with one of the following:
national identity card, copy of the birth certificate and certified
photograph by the respective school principal.