POSTED AT 09:54 AM 12-02-2019
Nuwinu and Seneshi win two mile sea swim
Ambalangoda two mile sea swim winners from left Rashen Dilshan, Nuwinu Perera (winner), Dinesh Ranaweera Minagi Rupasinghe, Senashi Herath (winner), Sajini Nawaodya
Nuwinu Perera of St Joseph’s College, Colombo and Seneshi Herath of Visakka College, Colombo emerged champions at the Amabalangoda two mile sea swim conducted on Sunday . This is the 49th time this annual event was held organized by Dharmasoka College sports body with the participation of 440 male swimmers and 65 female swimmers.
Josephian Nuwinu Perera won this race in 40 minutes and three seconds while Ambalangoda Devananda swimmer Dinesh Ranaweera finished in second place in a time of 40 minutes and 9 seconds, Josephian Rashen Dilshan finished the race in40 minutes and 12 seconds to end up in third place.
Visakhian Seneshi Herath won the women’s first race in 43 minutes and 48 seconds while Sajini Nawodya of Devananda College Ambalangoda in 44 minutes 16 seconds and St Bridgets Convents Minagi Rupasinghe in 44 minutes and 58 seconds finished in second and third places respectively.
Meanwhile St Joseph’s Colombo’s Sehvin Ranaweera and Visakhian Kevini Mudalige were adjudged best young swimmers in this race. There were many swimmers from the three forces in this annual event. Sri Lanka Army won the overall championship with 101 points while St Joseph’s College with 66 points was the runners up .. St Bridget Convent with 59 points won the overall championship of the women’s section while Visahka College was the runners up with 51 points.
Sri Lanka Navy Lt Commander Bhanuka Abeygunawardena a distinguished old boy of Dharmasoka College was the chief Guest at the awards ceremony while former Dharmasoka swimming captain Buddhika Sampath and Dharmasoka Principal Hasitha Kersara Wettimuny graced this occasion,