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St. Joseph’s and Mahamaya in the lead

39th Schools Swimming Championships

Defending champions St. Joseph’s Colombo and Mahamaya Kandy took the lead at the end of the third day’s proceedings of the four day 39th Sri Lanka Schools Swimming Championships at the Ananda College swimming pool in Colombo.

St. Joseph’s ended day three having accumulated 482 points with Royal in second securing 431 and Ananda in third place with 209 while Mahamaya collected 350 points with Ladies College in second spot with 283 points. Visakha Vidyalaya was third with 209 points.
Meanwhile records kept on tumbling and the three day ending saw 30 new records being established with majority of it coming in the girls’ category wher

B.D.C. Dharmapriya of Trinity College winner of the Under 13 Boys 50m Freestyle junior event in action. - Pic by Ranjith Perera

e there were 20 records with the rest by the boys.

Mahamaya’s Devdindya Jayawardena and Kimiko Raheem of Asian International School had three records each while two records each were set by Vinoli Siriwardena and Sunethra Wijeratne both of Mahamaya and Amanda Jayasekera of Museaus Colombo. In the boys category W.K.S. Wickramaarachchi of Royal Central Polonnaruwa was responsible for two records.

The 39th Schools Swimming Championships conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Swimming Association and sponsored by Nestle Lanka Ltd. saw 1710 participants from 135 schools taking part with 1063 in the boys section and 647 in the girls category.
The curtains of the swimming championships will come down today with Bandula Gunawardena Minister of Education gracing the closing ceremonies as the chief guest.

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