Sri Rahula, Katugastota runners excel
ROAD RACE: Sri Rahula College, Katugastota, runners excelled to win
both the schools and women's open race while Army won the men's open
race at the 9th annual road race of St. Sylvester's College organised in
association with the Old Boys' Association of the school and worked off
Over 200 runners from all parts of the island participated in this
race which was a tremendous success.
The performance of runners from Sri Rahula College, Katugastota was
great that in the event for women and girls, they secured the first
three places and in fact the first six runners from the top ten in this
event was from this school. Sixteen-year-old W. M. Shashi Prabha
Warnasuriya won this event. Sri Rahula College won the overall trophy
The boys' open race was won by D. M. Kamal Thillakaratne of Navodaya
The men's open race was won by Y. M. Nimal Shantha of Sri Lanka Army
with K. D. Thushara Lakmal also from the Army securing the second
position. Sri Lanka Army also won the overall championship for men. SSP
Eric Perera, Director Traffic, Western Province North was the Chief
Guest and he distributed the main awards with the Principal of the
school Ranil Meetiyagoda and the President of the St. Sylvester's Old
Boys Association Malcolm Sanjeewa Hulangamuwa and others.
Schools Girls Women's Open: 1. W. M. Shashi Prabha Warnasuriya, 2.
Mihiri Kumari Sasanka, 3. M. V. Kaushalya Withanage (all from Sri Rahula
School Boy Race: 1. D. M. Kamal Thillakaratne (Navodaya College,
Kengalle), 2. Subramaniam Dilip Kumar (Kalaimagal Tamil Vidyalaya), 3.
J. M. J. Kumara Jayasundera (Vidyartha College).
Men's Open: Y. M. Nimal Shantha (Army), 2. K. D. Thushara Lakmal
(Army), 3. K. H. M. C. B. Herath (Peradeniya University).
Inter Community Centres: 1. Sampath Bandara (Mahaiyawa CC), 2. D. A.
N. Senaviratne (Mahaiyawa CC), 3. G. G. Jeewan Kumara (Gomes CC).