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Central Province posted a double in the hockey segment of the XXXVIII National Sports Festival when they won both the women’s and men’s championships that was concluded at the Astro Turf recently.In the women’s final they posted a convincing 5-0 win over Western Province and in the men’s, they overcame Southern Province by 3-2.
The most outstanding woman player was Central Province’s G.G.S. Dmayanthi, while D.M. Weerasuriya also of the Central Province was adjudged the best men’s player.Furthermore all nine provinces, including the Eastern participated in the tournament.
Women’s Semi-finals: Western Province beat Southern Province 7-2; Central Province beat Uva Province 12-2; Final: Central Province 5 (Manora Dharmaratne, Yamuna Wijesuriya, Madushani Jaynetti, Chathurika Wijesuriya and Buddika Gunaratne one each ) beat Western Province 0.
Third place: Southern Province beat Uva Province 5-0.
Men’s results Semi-finals: Central Province beat Western Province 7-1; Southern Province beat Uva Province 6-2; Final: Central Province 3 (Dhammika Abeyratne, T. Gunawardena and M.M. Mulafer one each) beat Southrn Province 2 (M.T. Mahesh and K. Athureliya one each)
Third place: Western Province beat Uva Province 5-1. -BM
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