Presidential Awards to honour Sports fraternity

    3rd Presidential Sports Awards Ceremony

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    The Presidential Sports Award Ceremony for the years 2017 & 2018 will be held on the 17th of July 2019 at the BMICH from 4.15 pm onwards under the patronage of President, his excellency Maithripala Sirisena and the guidance of the Sports Minister Mr. Harin Fernando.

    The prestigious event will recognize the sportsmen and women who have performed exceptionally in both national and international stages.

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    A new set of ‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ awards will also be presented at the ceremony. The award winners will brace the new titles of Kreeda Deshoththara, Kreeda Ratna, Kreeda Bushana and Kreeda Praba.

    Making the event all the more special, this year, sportsmen and women with special needs who competed in Para games will also be considered for awards for the first time.

    The highlight of the evening will be the main set of awards for the Most Outstanding Sportswoman, Most Outstanding Sportsman, Most Outstanding Upcoming Sportswoman and Most Outstanding Upcoming Sportsman which will be adjudicated by a panel of distinguished judges.

    There will also be a “Most Popular’ category to be voted by the public.

    Photos – Presidential Sports Awards 2016

    The award categories are –  The Most Popular Sportsman of the year, The Most Popular Sportswoman of the year, The Most Popular Upcoming Sportsman of the year and The Most Popular Upcoming Sportswoman of the year.

    Contestants of The Most Popular Sportswoman of the year are –

    Name Voting No
    Amara Indumathi Karunathilaka (Athletic – Para) 1
    Anusha Kodithuwakku (Boxing) 2
    Chamari Athapaththu (Cricket) 3
    Chathurangi Jayasooriya 4
    Dinusha Gomez (Weight lifting) 5
    Nimali Liyanarachchi (Athletic) 6
    Shashikala Siriwardena (Cricket) 7
    Tharjini Shivalingam (Netball) 8

    Contestants of The Most Popular Sportsman of the year are –

    Name Voting No
    Indika Dissanayake (Weight lifting) 9
    Dilantha Malagamuwa (Motor racing) 10
    Dinesh Priyantha (Athletic – Para) 11
    Fazil Marija (Rugby) 12
    Ishan Sanjeewa Bandara (Boxing) 13
    Chathuranga Lakmal (Weight lifting) 14
    Lasith Malinga (Cricket) 15

    Contestants of The Most Popular Upcoming Sportswoman of the year are –

    Name Voting No
    Amasha de Silva (Athletic) 16
    Gihansa Jayaweera (Chess) 17
    Hasini Ambalangoda (Badminton) 18
    Parami Wasanthi Maristella (Athletic) 19
    Rashmi Taniya Perera (Basketball) 20
    Shelinda Jansen (Athletic) 21

    Contestants of The Most Popular Upcoming Sportswoman of the year are –

    Name Voting No
    Akalanka Peiris (Swimming) 22
    Harshana Thilakarathne (Chess) 23
    Hasitha Boyagoda (Cricket) 24
    Kyle Abeysinghe (Swimming) 25
    A Aruna Darshana (Athletic) 26
    Seniru Amarasinghe (Athletic) 27

    To vote for these contestants you can use any mobile network and each mobile number will be allowed one vote for each category according to your preference.

    To vote – Type PSA <space> Voting No and send to 2343.

    The public are also free to nominate any national player who had represented Sri Lanka at a recognized international sports competition in 2017 & 2018.

    To nominate – Type PSA <space> Name of the player <space> Sport and send to 2343.