National Youth Sports Festival from today
The 24th National Youth Sports Festival organized by the National
Youth Services Council and Sri Lanka Youth Federation will be held from
November 22 to 25 with the participation of 3000 sports personnel at the
The event has been organized under two event categories, under-20 and
over-20. A new car will be awarded to the first athlete who erases an
existing Sri Lanka record in the upcoming event, the organizers said.
Four motorbikes are also on offer for the best male and female athletes
in the two age categories.
Both menís and womenís track and field events will be held on
November 23 to 25 while the Football finals will be held at 4pm on
On Thursday, the opening ceremony will be held under the patronage of
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage as the chief guest. The Olympic
torch will be carried by best athletes last year, D A MM Dissanayake, S
R J Pabasara Senanayake, W K L A Nimali and L P S Nilanga.
The closing ceremony will be held on 25 at 3pm with Hambantota
District MP Namal Rajapaksa being the chief guest.