Sri Lanka Telecom finished as overall champions at the Mercantile Athletic Championship held at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama last weekend.

They collected 418 points while Sampath Bank finished runners-up with 235 points and the Indian team finished a close third with 228 points.

Sri Lanka Telecom also carried away the women’s championship title with 180 points while their men also finished on top with 238 points.

SriLankan Airlines finished runners-up in the men’s category with 121 points.

The best athlete’s award for men went to Lahiru Dilankara of The International Institute of Knowledge Management for his effort in the long jump of 7.22 metres which was a new meet record.

The best women’s athlete’s award was won by Nayomika Jayathilake of Janashakthi for her effort of 10.44 metres in the Triple Jump event.

There were 27 new meet records shattered on both days which goes to prove that it was a profitable meet for both the young and old athletes. (TBR)