Six new meet records were established on the final day of the fourth Kegalle District Open Masters Athletic Championship concluded at Kegalle Public ground yesterday. Altogether a total of 13 new records were set up at this meet which was conducted by the Sri Lanka Athletic Association.
Kegalle District emerged overall champions while Colombo District finished in second place. Gampaha and Kandy Districts ended in third and fourth places respectively.
The meet was conducted under the patronage of Chief Minister of Sabaragamuwa Province Maheepala Herath. M.M.P. Kanthilatha (Gampaha) set a new record for the Javelin Throw in the 45-49 age group (Women’s) event with a distance 24.42m to erase the old record of 20.54m set by I. Warnakulasooriya of Anuradhapura District in the year 2008.
S.H.R Silva (Colombo) set a new record for the 1,500m in the 62-64 age group (Women’s) event with a time of 7.17.8 secs to improve on his own record 7.20.8 secs set up this year.
S.H.R. Silva (Colombo) also set up a record in the 3,000m under 45-49 age group (Women’s) event with a time of 16.23.2 sec. The earlier too was held by her district mate S.H.D Silva in 2008, clocking 21.54.4 secs
Malkanthi Sachithananda (Colombo) set a new record for the Discus Throw in the 70-74 age group (Women’s) event with a distance 10.35m to improve on her own record 9.93m set in 2008
W.J.C.Q. Fernando of Colombo set a new record for the Shot Putt event (65-70 age group - women’s) event with a time of 12.50.3 secs. The earlier record was established by Austin Samarasundara - 20.51.8 secs.
The other records established were W.C. Premaratne of Colombo in the 5km walk (50-55 age group - Women’s) - 35.28.4 secs, (old record 37.11.1 secs), I. Karunarathne of Gampaha in the Long Jump (60-64 age group - Women’s) - 3.69m. (old record 3.46m), K.M. Karunaratne of Kandy in the 400m (70-75 age group - Men’s) - 1.14.7 secs, (old record 1.14.19 secs), N.L.W. Narasinghe of Kandy in the 3,000m (70-75 age group - Men’s) - 14.18.9. (old record 14.26.24 secs), J.M. Punchi Banda of Kegalle in the Long Jump (70-75 age group - Men’s) - 4.38m. (old record 3.98m), R.A. Gunasekara of Kegalle in the Shot Putt (75-80 age group - Men’s) - 6.28m. (old record 4.66m).
Police of Hyderabad heaved a sigh of relief when they were informed that the missing Sri Lankan teacher.
According to Uppal inspector B Bhaskar, Gamini Silva was home sick and left the lodging facility at Don Bosco school in Ramanthapur without notifying the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) officials, where he had been attending special training-cum-English proficiency classes.
Other Sri Lankan members of the programme panicked after learning that Gamini did not return to the lodging on Sunday night and alerted the university authorities.
The Uppal police tried searching for the 44-year-old teacher at all hospitals in the city and alerted all police stations in Hyderabad and Cyberabad commissionerates. Meanwhile, other participants in the training programme kept in touch with relatives of Gamini back home.
The immigration authorities at the RGI airport were also alerted.
As the search was on, Gamini's family members called up Sri Lankan teachers here and informed them that he had safely reached home in Makola near Colombo in Sri Lanka.
"University officials confirmed that the teacher safely reached his home. From Hyderabad, he went to Chennai and took a flight to Colombo from there," the inspector said.
Not a day passes without a road accident, often serious ones resulting in deaths, caused by speeding so-called “VIP Vehicles”. The most recent incident involving a VIP vehicle caused the death of a motorcyclist who was killed by a speeding VIP back-up vehicle.
Our President and others are shouting from every rooftop that the 30-year war has come to an end. Well, if that is the case, then why do we go on putting high-security convoys at the disposal of Provincial Councillors, MPs and Ministers who were not involved in the war in the first place? Meanwhile, those providing the VIP security escort behave as if they were appointed by the Lord Almighty.
You have only to step into the streets of Colombo to see VIP vehicles whizzing past like bullets, while the ordinary citizens have to literally drive their vehicles off the roads. If you are a pedestrian, you are forced to stay as far from the road as possible and usually end up in a drain or ditch.
The question we would like to ask our President is whether all this VIP security is necessary now? It must be only in Sri Lanka that you find not-so-very-important persons, such as Provincial Councillors and Nation Building Ministers, and MPs supplied with elaborate security escort, and all paid by the tax-payer.
Mr. President and the Honourable Secretary of Defence, should you not now consider putting your foot down and ensure that the general public is not treated in this manner, as we are aware of some of the antics of these gentlemen enjoying such security.
The people are gradually getting fed up with the current situation. A clear signal was the recent apathy of the Southern voters, who did not turn up to vote at the Southern Provincial Council elections (a little over 60 per cent). One cannot sit on one’s laurels for too long.
It is time to reduce the security and implement a code of conduct/discipline for the officers comprising VIP security escort. It is also time to open the closed roads in Colombo.
There is no point in talking about “freedom of movement” in the North and the East if we cannot move about freely in Colombo, the country’s capital, as important roads in the city continue to be closed.
(VIP stands for Very Ignorant People or Very Idiotic Persons.)
sri lanka gazette notifications So many people try to find a web location they can view Government gazettes of Sri Lanka,so i thought post suitable links here.. Department of Government Printing has published all GAZETTES, BILLS, ACTS and Gazette Extraordinary of Government of Sri Lanka at its web site for public access. You will be able access them though those below links; GAZETTES GAZETTES Are published on every Friday.See PART I-SECTION(I)for proclamation, appointments etc. For Tenders and Auction sales please see the SECTION(IIB) SECTION(IIA) is for Exams,Vacancies etc.
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BBC's new Robin Hood cast list and pictures
The new Robin Hood was filmed in Hungary rather than England as locations there can be more readily made to match medieval England. Of course it also affords a little more secrecy than filming at home.
There is still no sign of a Friar Tuck character, OR an arabic outlaw, but it is my personal opinion that both could be introduced in a subsequent series. Regarding the rest of the cast Robin Hood fans should be exited at the news Keith Allen will play the Sheriff of Nottingham. That fact alone should have you on the edge of your oak branch!
In pictures Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), Lucy Griffiths (Maid Marian), Keith allen (Sheriff of Nottingham) and Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisbourne)!