Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardena, who trail blazed the entire 670km from Point Pedro in Jaffna down to Matara along with hundreds of other people to support establish a cancer treatment facility in Karapitiya, said in an interview with Daily Mirror that if he were rich enough to build a hospital by himself he would have definitely done that.
Army pugilists retained the National Boxing title when they emerged men’s champion while MAS Unichela Panadura a cluster of MAS Holdings too retained the women’s title at the 90th ABA Men’s and Women’s Boxing Championship concluded at the Royal MAS Arena boxing on Monday.
Army men’s champion team
MAS Unichela womens champion team and most successful club of 2016
The champion Army boxing team in emerging champions secured four gold and three silver medals while in second place was their closest rival MAS Slimline Panadura having won three gold and two silver medals and Navy taking the third slot with a goal, silver and two bronze medals.
In the women’s category MAS Unichela secured four gold and three silver medals while the newest club to join the boxing arena Hela Clothing making their debut took the second slot winning three gold medals pushing the much more stabilized Air Force to the third position.
In fact Hela Clothing had a memorable debut as they won four gold medals, three in the women’s and one in the men’s and a bronze medal having entered only six boxers for the championship. The gold medal winners were B.L.S. Sandareka (Featherweight 54-57kg), G.H.T.N. Dharmasena (Welterweight 69kg) and Nelum Nilanthi (Super Heavyweight Over 81kg) who was adjudged the most outstanding women boxer of 2016 and in the men’s P.M.T.S. Ranasinghe (Flyweight 46-49kg)
Three pugilists from MAS Holdings N.G. S. Jayaweera and Dindu Saparamadu both of MAS Slimline and K.A.K. Hansika of MAS Unichela bagged the individual awards that were on offer with Jayaweera taking the best boxer in the men’s, Saparamadu being adjudged the most outstanding men’s boxer of 2016 and Hansika the best boxer in the women’s category while P.D.D. Maduranga of Army and K.A.L.U. Kasuhalya of Air Force were adjudged the best losers.
Meanwhile MAS Slimline Pannala and MAS Unichela Panadura carried away Muttiah Xavier Memorial Challenge Trophy and the Dian Gomes Challenge Trophy for the most outstanding club for the year 2016.
Light Flyweight 48kg – A.A.K. Nilmini (MAS Unichela) recd walk over from H.M.N. Weerasinghe (MAS Casualine). Flyweight 48-51kg – J.A.D. Jayasinghe (MAS Unichela) beat H.S. Priyadharshini (Army). Bantamweight 54kg – M.P.P.S. Cooray (Air Force) beat N. Pushpakumara (MAS Unichela ‘B’). Featherweight 54-57kg – B.L.S. Sandareka (Hela Clothing) beat Y.M.K. Abeyratne (Air Force). Lightweight 60kg – K.A.K. Hansika (MAS Unichela) beat R.S. Dilini (Air Force). Lightweight 60-64kg – L. Udayangi (MAS Unichela) beat K.A.L.U. Kaushalya (Air Force ). Welterweight 69kg – G.H.T.N. Dharmasena (Hela Clothing) beat P.C.K. Jayasekera (MAS Unichela). Middleweight 69-75kg – P.K. Sumudu (Army) beat A.M.P. Atapattu (MAS Unichela). Heavyweight 81kg – D.D.S. Weeraratne (Police) beat G.D.M. Jayadeva (MAS Casualine). Super Heavyweight Over 81kg – Nelum Nilanthi (Hela Clothing) beat I.W.S. Chandrasekera (MAS Unichela).
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A shipping container with four disassembled vehicles and several motor spare parts with an estimated value of Rs.20million imported under the guise of vehicle spare parts, had been seized this evening, Customs Director Kapila Ruwan Pathirana said.
Government MP Hirunika Premachandra dropped a bombshell in Parliament today by claiming that there was a Mafia in the Prison and influential inmates were given all facilities.
General Secretary of the Ravana Balaya, Ven Ittekande Saddhatissa Thera today appeared before the Financial Crimes investigation Division (FCID) to record a statement over alleged misuse of three vehicles taken on rent by the State Engineering Corporation.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today expressed condolences on the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and said she did much to establish and maintain a strong sense of fellowship between India and Sri Lanka during her lifetime.
The fertilizer subsidy has not been given to farmers, who have already begun the paddy cultivation in the maha season, Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake told Parliament today.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also offered his condolences on the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
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