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SLT SpeedUp Women’s race flagged-off at SLT Head office SpeedUp Women’s race flagged-off at SLT Head office

Men’s race day 4 – Stage 1 reached to Dambulla

SLT SpeedUp Cycle Sawariya Women’s race started from Colombo on its way to Kuliyapitiya on 7th September morning. The cyclists will travel through; Peliyagoda, Wattala, Katunayake, Minuwangoda, Veyangoda, Pasyala, Warakapola, Kegalle on the 1st Day of the race and on the 2nd Day they will travel through Polgahawela, Kurunegala, Wariyapola, Hettipola to reach Kuliyapitiya covering a distance of 175 Km.

The women’s race of SLT SpeedUp Cycle Sawariya marking it as the first time in the cycling history in Sri Lanka that a two-day event had been organized for the women cyclists. Changing the cycling landscape of the country, the first ever para cycling event will be held on September 8th.

Two-day Women’s race of ‘SLT Speed Up Cycle Sawariya’ organized by Sri Lanka Telecom under the inspection of Cycle Federation of Sri Lanka (CFSL) kicked off at the Lotus Road, SLT Headquarters. Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom Mr. Kiththi Perera, Group Chief Marketing Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom Mr Ajantha Seneviratne, Chairman OF Cycling Federation of Sri Lanka, Mr. N. Karunarathne and several other officials attended the inauguration ceremony.

The Day 4 of the SLT SpeedUp Cycle Sawariya Men’s race Stage 1 started from Mahiyanganaya on its way to Dambulla on 7thSeptember morning and will continue the Stage 2 started from Dambulla to Anuradhapura in the evening of the same day.

The cyclists travelled through Hasalaka, Ududumbara, Hunnasgiriya, Victoria Junction, Theldeniya, Kandy, Katugastota, Matale to reach Dambulla covering a distance of 140 Km completing the Stage 1. The contestants reached Mahiyanganaya just before 1.00 pm on the fourth day.

The famed SLT Speed Up Cycle Sawariya is the most awaited and prestigious event in the cycling calendar in the country and the winners will be rewarded with highest cash prizes. The winner of the men’s race will receive Rs. one million while winners of women’s race and para race will receive Rs. 250,000 and Rs. 150,000 respectively.


Photo 1 : The winners of day 1 Women’s race marking the finish line in Kegalle: The winner Dinesha Dilrukshi of Team Sri Lanka Air-Force (SLAF), 1st runner-up Sudarika Priyadarshani of Team Sri Lanka Air-Force (SLAF), and 2nd runner-up Niroshani Perera of Team Sri Lanka Air-Force (SLAF).


Photo 2 : The winners of day 4 Men’s race marking the finish line of the stage 1 in Dambulla : The winner Gayan Kumara of Team Sri Lanka Army (SL Army), 1st runner-up Isuru Tharanga of Team Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), and 2nd runner-up Sandaruwan Pinthu of Team Sri Lanka Army (SL Army).


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