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Lake House athletes win nine Gold Medals:

Airport and Aviation champs

Airport and Aviation Limited emerged overall champions while the Srilankan Airlines emerged runner up at the 27th Mercantile Athletic Championship which


Udula Peiris of Lake House winning in the women’s over 40 – 400 metres event.

concluded at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.

Athletes from Lake House also performed well and bagged 15 medals including nine gold medals, six silver and one bronze medal to end up as the fourth.

Udula Peiris and J.A.A.S. Kumara won three gold medals each Udula won gold medals in the women's over 40 - 100m, 200m and 400m events and Kumara, in the mens over 45 - 1500m, 800m and 400m being the best out of them.

Apart from that, Lake House's D.K.I.P Namasiri (Two silver medals), H.A. Chaminda Lal (one silver), A. Sudasinghe (Three silver) and I.A.N. Chandrasiri (two gold and one bronze medal) also excelled Namarathne, Namasiri, Kumara and Sudasinghe were also partners of the gold medal winning veterans 4 X 100m and 4 X 400m teams.

Over 1200 athletes from 40 firms in the private sector participated in the tournament which was conducted by the Mercantile Athletic federation and co-sponsored by Ceylon Biscuits Limited, Sri Lanka Telecom, Janashakthi and Hatton National Bank.

The results

Best performers:

Championships Men: M.C. Rantalage - Long Jump 6.87m (Airport and Aviation)

Women: Kumari Wijesinghe - 100m Hurdles 15.7 seconds (Janashakthi Insurance)

Novices Men: G.S.M.J. De Silva - Long jump 6.40m (Commercial Bank)

Women: Shamalee Wickramasinghe - 100m 13.75 seconds (NDB)

Veterans Men: Roshan Samarasinghe - 200m 24.2 seconds (The Finance)

Women: Gayathri Lankathilake - Long jump 4.27m (HNB)

Challenge Trophies:

Men's Joint Champions: MAS / Sampath Bank

Women's Champions: Janashakthi Insurance

Novices Championships Men: Smart Shirts

Women: HSBC

Veterans Championships Men: Airport and Aviation

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