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Deyata Kirula Cycle Tour:

Soldier Sisira Kumara overall champ

Asela Sisira Kumara (SL Army) won the overall championship of Deyata Kirula Cycle Tour which concluded in Buttala yesterday. He took 10 hours 47 . 47 seconds to complete all three stages which spanned over 410.4 kms. Sarathkumara of SL Navy finished the race in 10h:52m:53secs to win the second place while Suwaris Premachandra (Dehiwala Mount Lavinia MC) became third clocking 10h:52m:58secs.

Buddhika Warnakulasuriya (SL Air Force) won the 139.4 kms long third stage in 3h:52m:30secs. Sumithra Fernando (Super Weelers SC) and Mohommad Saif (SL Police) crossed the finish line in 3h:54m:46s clinched the second and third places in the final stage.

The Team Championship went to SL Army A-team. The final stage proceeded through Pelmadulla, Balangoda, Belihuloya, Beragala, Koslanda, Wellawaya to Buttala. For this stage 61 riders faced the starter's orders.

Meanwhile a women's standard race too was conducted from Siyambalanduwa to Buttala covering a distance of 53 kms where 3 cyclists took part in the race. SL Navy's Lasanthi Gunatilleke finished the race in 1 hours and 38 minutes to become the winner while Mayumi Kumari Bandara (Lihini SC, Dehiattakandiya) who completed the race in 1h:41m:02secs. came second and Niluka Shamalee (Saama SC, Moratuwa) clocked 1h:44m:03secs. to take the third slot.

The awards will be presented on the final day of the Deyata Kirula Exhibition on February 10. Development Lotteries Board and DSI (Pvt) Ltd sponsored the Deyata Kirula Cycle Tour.

Special Awards:

King of the Mountain: Lakshan Wijeratne (SL Army)

Best Srinters:

1.Buddhika Warnakulasuriya (SL Air Force)

2. Asela Sisira Kumara (SL Army)

3. B J Sumanasekara ( Sri Lanka Ports Authority)

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