A six-a-side hockey tournament was held at P.T. Rajan Play Ground in connection with the 125th year celebrations of the Kandy Municipal Council. Playgrounds Department staffers, who worked under the watchful eyes of Kelum Shanthasiri, earned praise for organizing a wonderful tournament. Matches were entertaining. The tournament was, however, marred when a member of the council showed his displeasure in public because his name wasn’t included in a plaque made for the occasion.
The boys’ event went in favour of the Sylverstrians. Antonians took the second spot. In the girls event, Swarnamli Balika won the championship while Seethadevi Balika emerged as runners-up. In the exhibition veterans’ match for men, Municipal Council Playgrounds Department beat the Kandy Veterans. All the winners, runners-up and best goal keeper and player were presented with trophies.