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Olympic Day in Sri Lanka was celebrated in the Northern Province of Mannar on June 23rd with the participation of nearly 1500 students from the area. The National Olympic Committee (NOC) organised many events such as skill training programmes in badminton and basketball, art competition for schools in Mannar and Madu and a cycle parade in the Mannar town area. Picture shows a girl and a boy lighting the Olympic Torch at the start of the Olympic Day celebrations at the UC ground. The run was flagged off at the Mannar Dutch Fort and finished at the UC ground.