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Three Sri Lanka records and five meet records were established at the 93rd National Athletic Championship that was held at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Diyagama last weekend. Notably all these records were established by women athletes. None of these athletes were able to reach qualifying standards for the World Championships.

Veteran high jumper Manjula Kumara of Air Force was adjudged the best men athlete for his effort to clear 2.22 metres in his event. Nilani Ratnayake of the Army was adjudged as the best women athlete for setting up a new Sri Lanka and meet record in the 3000m steeple chase event.

Anoma Karunawansa of the Navy cleared 3.33 metres in the pole vault for a new Sri Lanka record.

Lakshika Sugandhi of the Army also established a new Sri Lanka record in the heptathlon event collecting 4404 points to be well ahead of the reset of the field.

New meet records were set by Vidusha Lakshani of the schools in the triple jump and ASM Amarasinghe of the Army in the hammer throw.

Following are the awards for excellence.
Duncan White  Challenge Cup: (for men in the hurdles event)
Arawinda Chathuranga Army 400 m Hurdle 51.57 Secs.
C.C. Dissanayake Challenge Trophy: (best throwing event men)
RMSJ Ranasinghe Air Force Javelin Throw 76.51 m
N.M. Vasagam Challenge Trophy (best jumping event men)
Manjula Kumara Air Force High Jump 2.22 m
Horlicks Challenge Trophy: (Best sprinter men)
Himasha Eshan Army 100 m 10.47 Sec
Anthony Abeysinghe Challenge Trophy: (Donated by Dr N. Ethirweerasingam for the best High Jumper)
Manjula Kumara Air Force High Jump 2.22m
Chandi Kannangara Memorial Trophy: (Best women sprinter)
Chandrika Rasnayake Air Force 400 m 53.79 Sec
Grayline Group Challenge Trophy: (best women middle distance)
WPER Dulakshi Air Force 1500 m 4:22.78 Sec
Huxley’s Wintogeno Challenge Trophy: (Best long distance women)

Nilani Rathnayake Army 3000 m Stc 10:09.49 Sec
Glucolin Challenge Trophy: (Best hurdler women)
WPER Dulakshi Air Force 400m 59.37secs.
HNB Challenge Trophy: (best performer jumps women)
Vidusha Lakshani SL School AA 13.30 m (NMR)
Salonpas Challenge Trophy: (best performance throws women)
Nadeeka Lakmali Army 57.47m
Governor Generals Cup: (best performance in middle and long distance men)

Indunil Madushan Herath Army 800 m 1:49.93 Secs.
Colombo Canteen Committee Challenge Cup: (best performer in the meet women)

Nilani Rathnayake Army 3000 m Stc 10:09.49 Secs.
Wilton Bartleet Challenge Trophy: (best performer in the meet men)

Manjula Kumara Air Force High Jump 2.22 m
N. Vyravanathan Memorial Challenge Cup: (best performance at the Meet (Men & Women))
Manjula Kumara Air Force High Jump 2.22 m