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Lakshan Fernando – best athlete at KDU meet

The annual sports meet of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence (KDU) University was held on April 26 and 27, 2013 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium at Diyagama. Brigadier A.L.D.M. Gunasekara, RSP USP – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.


Lakshan Fernando(right) receives the Best Athlete’s award from Brigadier A.L.D.M. Gunasekara, RSP USP – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest at the Kotelawala Defence University meet held Diyagama.

Undergraduate cadet officer Lakshan Fernando was awarded the best athlete of the year for his best performance in field events.

He created the Javelin throw record which is the only record performed in men’s events at this meet.

Lakshan Fernando was an outstanding sportsman produced by St.Joseph’s College, Colombo in recent past. He was awarded the ‘Josephian Blue’ and Sportsman of the Year 2009.

Lakshan was selected to represent the country in athletics as a schoolboy and was awarded the Sri Lanka Colours for athletics. As a schoolboy, he won the first places in Shot Putt, Discuss and Javelin throw events. He was awarded Sri Lanka Schools Colours for those events for many years.

Major General Milinda Peiris, RWP, RSP, USP ndc psc, Vice Chancellor who is providing all facilities and the fullest support to undergraduate Sportsmen of the University to improve and to achieve high standard in sports.

Lakshan Fernando’s coach Dilruk Nilantha is behind his achievements in athletics from his school days and presently he is his coach at the University.

Lakshan’s father Roshan Fernando (DIG) Badulla and Moneragala Districts, was an outstanding old Royalist who captained Royal College athletics in 1979 was and a superb athlete during his days.

 

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