Peradeniya Senior, Mahanama and Vidyartha were to the fore on the first day of the Central Province Schools Boxing Championships at the George E. de Silva Park open-air meet.
Stubbs Shield winners St. Sylvester’s and Trinity are notable absentees. The meet is held in three divisions. The Derrick Gunasinghe Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the winners of the 17-25 age group and the S.B. Kiridena Memorial Trophy to the winners of the 17-34 age group. In addition, the most scientific boxer will receive the Central Province Governor’s Cup.
44-46 Kgs: D. Bandara (Pilimatalawa) bt S. Gunatunga (Peradeniya)
48051 Kgs: U.R. Rajapakse (Pilimatalawa) bt A. Dissanaike (Mahanama)
37-39 Kgs: M. Attanayake (Vidyartha) bt E.Wimalaratne (Dheerananda); A.S. Thuduwewatte (Pilimatalawa) bt H. Madushan (Sarasavi Uyana).
46-48 Kgs: H.M. Herath (Vid) bt M. Sarfraz (Zahira Katugastota); K.D.Madushanka (Kingalla MV) bt D. Abeysinghe (Sarasavi Uyana); 51-54 Kgs: S. Nissanka (Vid) bt. H.M. Navaratne (Sarasavi Uyana); 48-51 Kgs: C. Thuduwewatte (Pilimatalawa) bt A.M. Shamal (Dharmaraja); A.S. Wickremasinghe (Peradeniya) bt D. Ratnayake (Vidyartha); S.S. Kodituwakku (Sri Rahula) bt O.K. Kumara (Wattegama); 48-51 Kgs (17-25 years): M.B.Basnayake (Dharmaraja BC) bt D. Kannangara (Vid BC); K. Madushan (Silverline BC) bt K. Navaratne (Pilimatalawa BC); S. Kalpage (Peradeniya BC) bt T.G, Gunasinghe (Mahanama BC); 51-54 Kgs: M. Wijeratne (Peradeniya BC) bt K.G. Jayaratne (Pilimatalawa BC); S.D.SDeneiratne (Kingswood BC) bt I. Eenas (Wattegama BC); 44-46 Kgs: P.M.Ranasinghe (Vid) bt G.V, Nanayakkara (Wattegama MV); U.L. Dhanushka (Mahanama) bt M. Marasinghe (Sarasavi Uyana); K.A.Jayawardena (Sri Rahula) bt H.S. Fernando (Kengalla MV); C.G. Rajawansa (Dheerananda) bt D. Bandara (Pilimatalawa) - AK