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Wednesday, 19 December 2012






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Mr Sri Lanka Body Building Contest on December 23

One hundred and thirty seven body builders will take part in the 65th Mr Sri Lanka Body Building Contest organized by Sri Lanka Body Building and Fitness Federation (SLBBFF) which will be worked off at BMICH on December 23 (Sunday) from 4.00 pm onwards.

A press briefing was held yesterday at Otters AC Auditorium regarding the 65th Mr Sri Lanka Body Building Championship 2012 .(From left)- Sri Lanka Body Building and Fitness Associationís Legal Advisor Rasanga Harischandra, Secretary N.S.Jayawardena, President Kapila Kumara, Treasurer Indika Fernando and Vice President H.M.P.K.Jayasundera. Picture by Sudath Nishantha

They will vie for honours in 10 weight categories - under 21( junior event), over 45 (Master event), 55 kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, 85kg and over 85kg.

For the first time in the history of the championship, a handsome cash award of Rs 100,000 will be given to the winner while the runners-up will receive Rs 50000.

The competitor who finishes third will get a cash award of Rs 25000.In addition the winner, runner-up and third place will be awarded trophies.

The competitors who will be placed from fourth to eighth place will receive Rs 5000.00 each in addition to trophies and certificates.

This contest will serve as a qualifier for the Mr World Contest which will be held next year.

The Secretary of the Sri Lanka Body Building and Fitness Federation N.S.Jayawardena speaking at a press briefing yesterday revealed that Sri Lanka is hoping to host the Asian Bodybuilding Championship in Colombo in 2014.It is expected to cost Rs 4 million and they expect to raise this money through sponsorship.

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa will be the chief guests.

Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Mayor Dhanasiri Amaratunga will grace the occassion as the guest of honour.



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