Dharmaraja College were able to win the Central Province Karate competition, which was held at the Peradeniya University Gymnasium, with fifteen teams in action. Trinity College finished as runners-up.
The champion Rajans team comprised of some top fighters like Kalana Tennakoon, Jeewaka Weerasinghe, A. Alahakoon, Pasindu de Silva.
St. Anthony’s Convent Katugastota and Gateway International became the girls and boys under-13 basketball champions respectively, in the tournament organised by the Kandy District Basketball Association.
Peradeniya University Women’s carrom team emerged champions in the Inter University Carrom Championship which was held at the Carrom headquarters. Thirteen Universities were seen in action. In the final Peradeniya beat Moratuwa 3-0.
Seetha Devi BV had to pull out all the tricks from the bag to beat the touring Imperial College from England by one goal to nil in an exhibition match played at the Bogambara Stadium.
The match winning goal was scored by Charka Abeyarthne off a short corner. The touring team displayed orthodox hockey though they lost.
Most schools in Kandy are hoping to bring in new faces as coaches for the next season. For Trinity the ideal man will be a former player with years of experience in coaching Imthi Marikar and he will be better than an overseas coach. This year Dharmaraja and Kingswood coaches Radika Hettiarachchi and M. Jabar did a good job but the players failed to give their best. St. Anthony’s too had a good coach in Priyantha Gunaratne with a good knowledge but the players let them down. St. Sylvester’s and Vidyartha playing in the lower division too were blessed with two good coaches but lacked talent.
Kandy District Athletics Association’s Chamara Kumar in the men’s long jump final cleared 7.45 m to be selected as the most outstanding performer while AGWA Karunatilaka clocked 56.6 seconds in the women’s 400 m to bag the most outstanding performer title. This was at the Lanka Lions athletics Championship.
The Kandy off Road Adventure Club will have their 175 kilometre rally for motorcars on Saturday 11th July.