Sep 10, 7 months ago

‘SLT Speed Up Sawariya’ marked the finish line in Kuliyapitiya

http://sportsinfo.lk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_39651-e1536542998198.jpghttp://sportsinfo.lk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_39651-e1536542998198.jpg‘SLT Speed Up Sawariya’ marked the finish line in Kuliyapitiya

Sri Lanka’s longest across the country cycle race organized by the Sri Lanka Telecom successfully came to an end on the 8th of September in Kuliyapitiya. Gihan Pushpakumara of Team Sri Lanka Army (SL Army) has been won the overall championship of the 5-days race securing the first price of Rs. 1 Million. Prabath Madusanka of Team Sri Lanka Navy (SL Navy) and Viran Ramesh of Team Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) were the Overall 1st Runner-up and Overall 2nd Runner-up winners respectively winning the prices of Rs 500,000/- and 300,000/-. The women’s race; Dinesha Dilrukshi, Sudarika Priyadarshani and Sulochana Panchali of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) secured all top three overall winning positions securing prices of Rs. 250,000.00/-, Rs. 200,000.00/-, Rs. 150,000.00/- respectively. G. P. I. R. Kumara won the Para cycling event and A. M. P. K. Attanayake and J. Udayakumara Jayalath won the 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up winners respectively.

The winning price and the trophy presented to winners in the presence of the Minster of Education Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam , Mayor of Kuliyapitiya Municipal Counsil Mr. Lakshman Adhikari, Group Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom, Mr. P G Kumarasinghe Sirisena, Chairman of Cycling Federation of Sri Lanka, Mr. N. Karunarathne, Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom Mr. Kiththi Perera, Chief Operating Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom Mr. Priyantha Fernandez, Group Chief Marketing Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom Mr Ajantha Seneviratne and several other officials attended the price giving ceremony.

The men’s race started on 4th of September from Colombo and met the finish line on 8th of September in Kuliyapitiya completing 820km long journey. The women’s race held on 7th & 8th September marking it as the first time in the cycling history in Sri Lanka that a two-day Colombo- Kuliyapitiya 175km long event had been organized for the women cyclists. Changing the cycling landscape of the country, Kurunegala to Kuliyapitiya 75km long the first ever para cycling event also held on 8th September.

PARA Winner A

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Team has been won the Men’s Overall Best team award. Sri Lanka Army (SL Army) and Sri Lanka Navy (SL Navy) won the Men’s Overall 1st Runner-up and Overall 2nd Runner-up winners respectively. Viran Ramesh of Team SLPA has achieved the King of the mountain, Madonza Avishka of Team SLPA won the Best Sprinter, Prabath Madusanka of SL Navy won the Best Young Rider positions as well.

Women Winner B

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Team has been won the Women’s Overall Best team award. Sri Lanka Army (SL Army) and Sri Lanka Navy (SL Navy) won the Women’s Overall 1st Runner-up and Overall 2nd Runner-up winners respectively. Dinesha Dilrukshi, Sudarika Priyadarshani and Sulochana Panchali of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) secured top three winning positions of the women’s race Best Sprinter category. Sulochana Panchali won the Best Young Rider, Dinesha Dilrukshi won the King of Mountain positions as well.

The winners of day 5 Men’s race marking the finish line in Kuliyapitiya : The winner Madhushan De Silva of Team Dehiwala-Mt.Lavinia Municipal Council (DMMC), 1st runner-up Nidush Nirantha Fernando of Team Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), and 2nd runner-up Pinthu Sandaruwan of Team Sri Lanka Army (SL Army).

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