Kandy Girls High School under-13 netball team made their school proud by winning the All Island Netball tournament. They came out on top after having played against 784 schools that participated in this tournament. This school started the sport first in the hills. Apart from this tournament, they won the Kandy District and Provincial tournaments. The champion team had players of the calibre of Vihara Marasinghe (captain), Charuka Kakduwella, Sobitha Vijayakumar, Pabasara Rodrigo, Maheshini Wahijtikara, Mahesh Bandara, Dulmini Tilakerathne, Aruni Wijeratne, Thauriushi Samarasinghe, Isuri Attanayake and Aithari Jayasekara.
Kandy Girls High School and Kingswood College emerged champions in the girls and boys under-19 National Chess championship respectively. This three day tournament saw 96 teams participate.
Coached by Amal Rasanga St. Sylvester’s College, who are celebrating their 75th year, won medals through Ravindu Shehan (gold) and Gihan Mayura (bronze) were the two medal winners at the National Games. The gold was for Floor Exercise and Vaulting horse and the bronze was for Floor exercise at the National games Gymnastic championship held at the Sugathadasa Stadium. Sylvestrians have been dominating in Gymnastics from 2007 in the Central Province championships.
The annual 7-a-side hockey tournament organized by the Seetha Devi Balika Vidyalaya and their Old Girls Sports Club with the fullest support coming from the Principal and the parents will take place on October 19 and 20 at the Bogambara Stadium. This will be the 21st in the series.
Rugby referee and coach Priyantha Gunaratne, a product of Vidyartha College was elected as the president of the Central Province Rugby Referees Union. He takes over from Sylverstian Aruna Rankothge. Vice presidents elected are Mahes Gunarathne and M. Fazil, Secretary Gerald Rasiah, Treasurer Asela Niyadagala. Committee comprises of Saman Edama, Sudesh Silva, Sarath Madugalle, Y.M.S. Ratnayake and Aruna Rankothge. Their main aim is to bring in new faces to handled the whistle.
Former Sri Lanka rugby skipper Radika Hettiarachchi will continue to coach his old school Dharmaraja College and Chamara Vithanage former Sri Lanka centre will be the new coach of Kingswood College. Both these ruggerites played for Kandy SC together. With their knowledge and experience they are sure to put their school on top again.
Udaya Ranasinghe of Vidyartha, a top class table tennis player, was adjudged the best players at the All Island Junior Table Tennis Championships which was organized by the Kegalle District Table Tennis Association. The event was for under-10, 12, 14 and 18. Nearly 600 players form sixty schools participated.