Saumya Sooriyampola and P.H. Chamal added two more silver medals to Sri Lanka's tally while women's captain Jani Chathurangi won a bronze medal on the opening day of the athletics competition of Lusofonia Games held at GMC Sports Complex Bamboliam, India yesterday.
Central Province athlete Lional Samarajeewa and Western Province long distance runner Geethani Rajasekara won the men’s and women’s titles respectively of the National Cross Country Championship conducted at Diyagama yesterday.
Lional Samarajeewa’s stubborn sprint to oust national record holder Chaminda Wijekoon in the men’s 1,500 metres summed up the overall result of the Sri Lanka Army Athletics Championship.
Mohamed Saleemdeen (SLEME) produced an impressive 400 metres hurdles feat, while Janaka Prasad Wimalasiri pipped leading contender Milantha Sampath Dissanayake putting him in the second place to win the men’s long jump.