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
Udula Peiris of Lake House winning in the women’s over 40 – 400
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
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
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.
Championships Men: M.C. Rantalage - Long Jump 6.87m (Airport and
Women: Kumari Wijesinghe - 100m Hurdles 15.7 seconds (Janashakthi
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)
Men's Joint Champions: MAS / Sampath Bank
Women's Champions: Janashakthi Insurance
Novices Championships Men: Smart Shirts
Veterans Championships Men: Airport and Aviation