The 30th Sri Lankan Rowing National Championship for 2015 was conducted for the third consecutive year from September 24 to 26 on the newly developed 2000m course at the Diyawanna Oya.
Over 300 rowers (men and women) from 15 institutions took part in the three-day event. Coxed and Coxless Fours, Double Scull, Pairs and Single Scull events were held in the open for over-18 and under-18 categories. This time around the battle intensified with schools, universities, rowing clubs and the three Defence forces challenging each other to gain supremacy in the event.
The event drew many rowing enthusiasts and spectators and the action was viewed from the Diyawanna Park, in front of which the finishing line is conveniently located.
Rowing is regarded as a Blue Riband sport. Universities regard it as a worthwhile sport and as such many schools encourage it hence it was with no hesitation that JAT willingly came forward to be the sole sponsor of the promising young and talented oarsmen/women from AIS, which is also a member of the Amateur Rowing Association of Sri Lanka.
At AIS the rowing crew follows the doctrine the sport tests the strength of humans in the harshest conditions in utmost discipline. It is taught with every bit of discipline by the coach, Reshane Fernando, who has helped AIS accomplish much this far according to AISRC captain Champaka Edirimanne.