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SLT SILK Sports Awards 2017: Dilantha, Nimali take out top individual honours

SLT SILK Sports Awards 2017: Dilantha, Nimali take out top individual honours

Dilantha Malagamuwa and Nimali Liyanarachchi were judged sportsman and sportswoman of the year at the 3rd edition of the SLT SILK sports awards in Colombo, each having outstanding performances in 2017.

The 3rd SLT SILK Sports Awards ceremony held at the BMICH on 28 November.

The annual SLT SILK Sports Awards 2017 was organized by SPORTSINFO and sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom.

Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara was the chief guest while Minister of Petroleum Resources Development; former 1996 world cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga and Prof. Carlo Fonseka participated as the guests of honour.

This glittering event was organized for the third consecutive year with the objective of appreciating those who contributed to sports in the past years and the greats of the game and those unsung heroes behind the scenes are the main target of this year’s event.

SLT SILK SPORTS AWARDS 2017 – AWARD WINNERS LIST

SLT SILK MAJOR SPORTS AWARDS :

1 SLT SILK LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD – HEMASIRI FERNANDO

2 SLT SILK SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR – DILANTHA MALAGAMUWA

3 SLT SILK SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR – NIMALI LIYANAARACHCHI

4 SLT SILK MOST POPULAR SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – ASELA GUNARATHNE

5 DUNCAN WHITE AWARD FOR SPORTS EXCELLENCE & CONTRIBUTION – MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN

6 OUTSTANDING PARA SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – DINESH PRIYANTHA HERATH

7 SLT SILK OUTSTANDING SCHOOL SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – ARUNA DHARSHANA

8 SLT SILK OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITY SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – THILINI PRAMODIKA

SLT SILK SPORTS CONTRIBUTION AWARDS:

9 SLT SILK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO SPORTS JOURNALISM – SUNIL ABEYWARDENA

10 SLT SILK AWARD FOR UP AND COMING ELECTRONIC, SOCIAL & DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAMME – HIRU SPORTS CORNER

11 SLT SILK SPORTS PUBLICATION & AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – RANJAN MELLAWA

12 SLT SILK LOCAL SPORTS BRAND OF THE YEAR – GOYO

13 SLT SILK OUTSTANDING SPORTING SCHOOL OF THE YEAR – A. RATHNAYAKE CENTRAL COLLEGE, WALALA.

14 SLT SILK COACH OF THE YEAR – SUJITH ABEYSEKERA

SLT SILK SPECIAL JURY AWARDS

15 SLT SILK OUTSTANDING GENEROUS SPORTS PERSONALITY – SAM CHANDRASOMA

16 SLT SILK OUTSTANDING DEDICATION & CONTRIBUTION TO PROMOTE SPORTS (CHESS) – SUNEETHA WIJESURIYA

17 SLT SILK OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO SPORTS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – PROFESSOR RAVINDRA GOONETILLEKE

18 SLT SILK OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL SPORTSWEAR INDUSTRY – MAS HOLDINGS

19 SLT SILK OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO SPORTS COMMENTARY – PALITHA PERERA

20 SLT SILK UP AND COMING SENSATIONAL ATHLETE – RUWANSA WEERAKKODI

SLT SILK SPORTS EXCELLENCE AWARDS:

21 SLT SILK CRICKETER OF THE YEAR – RANGANA HERATH

22 SLT SILK BADMINTON PLAYER OF THE YEAR – NILUKA KARUNARATNE

23 SLT SILK RUGBY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – DANUSHKA RANJAN

24 SLT SILK CYCLIST OF THE YEAR – JEEWAN JAYASINGHE

25 SLT SILK SWIMMER OF THE YEAR – KYLE ABEYSINGHE

26 SLT SILK MOTORSPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR – ASHAN SILVA

27 SLT SILK POWERLIFTER OF THE YEAR – INDIKA PARANAGAMA

28 SLT SILK CARROM PLAYER OF THE YEAR – CHAMIL COORAY

29 SLT SILK CHESS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – ZAINAB SAUMY

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