Nuwan Soysa of Isipatana and Riffka Kameel of Pushpadana BMW Kandy were picked as most outstanding schoolboy and schoolgirl sports stars of the year for cricket and table tennis respectively. The Milo schools awards ceremony will be held on December 2 at the BMICH at 3. pm
Ravi Vindyan of St. Anthony's Katugastota and Anuja Subashini Kumari of St Joseph's BMW Nugegoda were picked as the up and coming Schools Sports stars ( boys ands girls) for table tennis and basketball respectively by the Sri Lanka Schools Sports Council.
In all, 213 boys and girls, will receive their colours representing 18 disciplines out of 27 from Mangala Samaraweera,Minister of Posts, Telecommunication and Media who will be the chief guest and Mujeeb Rashid the Marketing Director, Nestle Lanka Limited who will be the guest of honour.
Meanwhile Harini Jayasekera of Visakha Vidyalaya will be the only person to receive two awards in swimming and diving.
One wonders on what criteria that the girl's Sports Star was picked?
Without batting an eyelid one could have chosen diver Jayasekera for this award since she won a silver and bronze at the Asia Pacific Swimming and Diving Championships in Chinese Taipei.
It is also regretted to note that Gayan Ranatunga, who won a silver at the Asia Pacific meet, was not awarded colours. He should have been awarded the Up and Coming Sports Star award at least since Nuwan Soysa richly deserved the Sports Star Award for representing Sri Lanka Cricket whilst still being a school boy.
Athletics (Boys):Omar Ilhaam - St. Peter's College; A.K.P.N. Aludeniya - Nugawela M.Wijerathne - Visakha Vidyalaya; Rasangi Kalpana - Visakha Vidyalaya.
Boxing: M.D.K. Wanniarachchi - Vidyartha Vidyalaya, Katugastota; D.W. Walisundara - Vidyartha Vidyalaya, Katugastota.
Cycling: R.A.A.S. Rupasinghe - Kegalu B. V. Kegalle.
Chess (Boys): M.S. Jayasinghe - St. Anthony's Co., Katugastota.
Chess (Girls): Chandra Rathnayake - Girls High School, Kandy.
Cricket:Bhathiya Perera - Ananda College; Nimesh Perera - St. Sebastian V Moratuwa; S. Kalavitigoda - Nalanda College; Pradeep Hewage - St. Benedict's Kotahena; Hemantha Botheju - College; Nuwan Soyza - Isipathana V; Upekkha Fernando - S. Thomas' Mt. Lavinia; Romesh Fernando - S. Thomas', Mt. Lavinia; Ranga Herath - Maliyadeva V. Kurunegala; C. Hunukumbura - Maliyadeva V Kurunegala; Chinthaka Jayasinghe - Dharmapala V. Pannipitiya; Kumara Sangakkara - Trinity College, Kandy; Charinda Fernando - St. Joseph's; Siyan Maeke - Sri Pannananda M.V: Raddolugama; Bhathiya Karunaratne - S. Thomas' College, Mt.Lavinia; R. Basnayake - Ananda Vidyalaya; Ruwan Galappatthi - Richmond College, Galle; R.D. Fernando - De Mazenod College, Kandana; S. Motha -Trinity College, Kandy.
Football: Chanaka Ruks -han - De Mazenod V., Kandana; K. Rohitha - Lumbini M.V; D . S . Amarasinghe - De Mazenod V., Kandana; Chathura Fernando - De Mazenod V., Kandana; K . M . Fuard - Dharmadutha College, Badulla; M.H.M. Shihan - Zahira V; M . M . Shuhail - Zahira V; M . J . M . Sheron - Zahira V; D . R . Rajendran - St . Benedict's V., Kotahena; E. Sisira Withana - Vidyaloka V., Galle; S.A.D. Dhanushka - Veluwana V; Tharusha Rangana - Veluwana V; .J. R. Pradeep - Veluwana V; A.K. Mujeeb - Hameedia Al Huseinia M.V; Kulake Perera - St. Joseph's V; Kasun Jayasuriya - St. Joseph's V; R. Peiris - Ananda M.V. Chilaw; Asiri Wickramasuriya- St. Peter's Vidyalaya; T.F. Raheem - Wesley; C.M. Weerasinghe - De Mazenod V., Kandana.
Gymnastic ( Girls ): T . H . A . Shyamen - Good Shepherd Convent, Kotahena; N . A . Gamage - Good Shepherd Convent, Kotahena; D.C. Gunathilake - Vishaka V; V. Imbulagoda - Vishaka V.; Danushka Wijeratne - President's College, Rajagiriya; N. P. Bandara - Mahasen M.M.V., Nikaweratiya; Kalpana Senanayake - Sangamitta B.V., Galle.
Hockey (Girls):Dinu Thisera - Visakha V; Surani Bandara - Visakha V; Menusha Gurunatha - Visakha V; K. Obeysekara - Visakha V; Surani Wijesundara - Vishaka V; S. Rathnayake - Sangamitta B.V., Matale; W. Dissanayake - Sangamitta B, V; S. Athurupahana - Athurupahana V; T. Gunarathne - Visakha V; K. Aluvihare Vijaya V. Matale; M. Aluvihare - Vijaya V., Matale; A. Rathnayake - Pushpadana B.V. Kandy; Amila Kapilaratne, - Pushpadana B. V. Kandy; N. Egodage - Pushpadana B.V. Kandy; P. Koralegama - Mahamaya B.V. Kandy; S. Ranasinghe - Sithadevi B.V. Kandy.
Hockey (Boys): K.A.T.N. Samaraweera - Nalanda V; D.S.B. Wijesundara - Nalanda V; K.M.G. Thilakaratne - Nalanda V; T.H.B. Wijekoon - St. Thomas V. Matale; N. Hettiarachchi - St. Thomas V; A.N. Kumara - Vijaya V., Matale; W.S.D. Wasantha - Joseph Vaz V., Wennappuwa; W.I.R.S. Fernando - Joseph Vaz V., Wennappuwa; P.G.R.S. Fernando -Joseph Vaz V, Wennappuwa; T. Geeganage - D.S Senanayake V; C.H. Ratnayake - Ananda V; K.S.S.P. Kulathunga - S. Thomas V., Mt. Lavinia; K.S. Perera - Uva Vidyalaya, Badulla; P.G.R. Peiris - St. Peter's V.; M.E.M. Dias Wesley V; C.L. Amugoda - Royal College.
Judo:Ranil Karunaratne - Royal College; Saman Horanage - Piliyandala M.M.V. Piliyandala; R.P.I. Wanigasekara - Gampola Parakramabahu M.M.V.; W . K . Hapuarachchi - Gampola Parakramabahu M.M.V ; S. Priyantha Kumara - Gampola Parakramabahu M.M.V.; C.D. Senarath - Gampola Parakramabahu M.M.V; C . K . Somaratne - Gampola Parakramabahu M.M.V .
Netball: Hasini De Silva - Sirimavo Bandaranaike B. V; K.D.V.Sasikala - Hemamali B.V. Galahitiyawa; M. Thalagalarachchi - St . Joseph' s B.V. Nugegoda; Nilusha Dilrukshi - St . Joseph's B.V. Nugegoda; Lakmini Gunasekara - Swarnamali B.V. Kandy; D. M. Abeysinghe - Swarnamali B.V. Kandy; Nilanthi Attanayake - Swarnamali B.V. Kandy, Manoka De Kosta Swarnamali B.V. Kandy; Dilshani Buddhika - Hewavitharana M.V. Rajagiriya; D . I . Mendis - Hewavitharana M.V. Rajagiriya; Dharshani Munasinghe - Visakha Vidyalaya; Wathsala Dissanayake - Visakha Vidyalaya; Haslini Haseem - Girls High School, Kandy; Yadeesha Fernando - Holy Family B.V. Dehiwala; Maduka Wrunali - Devi B.V; Ruchira Nanda Kanthi - Henegama M.V. Henegama; Mangalika Subasiri - Tholangamuwa M.V. Tholangamuwa; V.Sandamali Fernando - Holy Family B.M.V. Wennappuwa; Dilini Fernando - Holy Family B.M.V. Wennappuwa; Diloshini Fernando - Holy Family B.M.V. Wennappuwa; N.P. Wijesuriya - Henegama M.M.V. Gampaha; Nilusha Sudarshani - Hemamali B.V. Galahitiyawa; S. Weeraratne - Mahamaya B.V. Kandy; H.S. Samarasinghe - Swarnamali B.V. Kandy; T. Chandrasekara - Swarnamali B.V. Kandy; D. Padmakumara - Henegama M.M.V. Gampaha; M.A.R. Gayani Henegama M.M.V. Gampaha; H.W.A.D. Geethradha - Thelijjavila M.V. Matara; Buddhika Perera - Good Shepherd Convent, Kandy; Lilani Munasinghe - Sirimavo Bandaranaike V; J.P.I. Sandamali - St. Joseph's B..V. Nugegoda; Lasanthi Palapathwala - Maliyadeva B.V. Kurunegala; D. Vidanalage - St. Joseph's B.V. Nugegoda; Shriyani Attanayake - Ranjan Wijerathne MV Eheliyagoda; M. R. Samanthi - Holy Family M.V. Wennappuwa; Priya Dilhani - Henegama M.M.V. Henegama; Nadeeka Jayathilake - Poramadulla M.V. Poramadulla; M. Priyadharshani - Kalutara B.M.V. Kalutaraa; L.A.T.J.A.Subasinghe - Thalawa M.V. Thalawa.
Chaam Wickramasighe - Vishaka Vidyalaya; Upeka Samarawickrama - St.Bridgets Convent;'T. Rathnasekara - Musaeus College; R. Daluwatte Ladies College; Asangi Wijesundara - Vishaka College; Harini Jayasekara - Vishaka College; Dakshini De Alwis - Visakha College; Tehani Samarasekara - St. Bridgets Convent; Ruchira Moni - Bishop College; Irasha Gunasekara - Gothami B.V.
Swimming (Boys): Malan S. Dilano - St. Joseph V; S.P.S. Kaushalya - Ananda Vidyalaya; Shevantha De Silva - Trinity College, Kandy; Eranga Fernando - S. Thomas'., Mt. Lavinia; Senura Abeywardena - S. Thomas' Mt. Lavinia; H.T.A. Perera - Trinity College, Kandy; Arshad MaJeed - S. Thomas' College, Mt. Lavinia.
Diving (Girls): Harini Jayasekara - Visakha College; Vindhya Thilakaratne - Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda.
Diving (Boys): Dilshan Karunaratne - St. Thomas Vidyalaya, Mt.Lavinia.
Table Tennis (Girls): Rishka Kamil - Pushpadana B.V. Kandy; Kaushalya Gunaratne - Pushpadana B.V. Kandy; Dilini Madawala - Hillwood Vidyalaya, Kandy; Punya Nanayakkara - Mahamaya B.V. Kandy;
Table Tennis (Boys): Thilina Piyadasa - Vidyartha Vidyalaya, Kandy; Ravi Windiyan - St. Anthony's V., Kandy; Duminda Herath - St. Anthony's V., Kandy; K.S.T. Kolitha - Devananda V., Ambalangoda; Roshan Sirisena - Royal College.
Tennis (Boys): Rajeev Rajapaksha - Royal College; Lahiru Jayasuriya - Ananda College; Samitha Ranaweera - Ananda College; Devan Peiris - Royal College; Chanaka Gunawardena - Royal College
Wrestling: M.T.M. Reman - Veyangoda M.V. Veyangoda; D.A.Priyantha Kumara - Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa; N.E.S. Salgadu - Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa; E.H.L. Priyankara - Kotahena M.M.V.; R.D. Senevirathne - Ashoka Vidyalaya; A.U. Hemachandra - Sri Sumangala V., Kandy; K.C. Punchihewa - Aloysius College, Galle; Chathuranga Mendis - De Mazenod V., Gampaha; W. A. Ruwan - Katuneriya M.M.V. Puttalam.
Wushu (Boys): Brian R. Jackson - President's College, Maharagama.
Wushu (Girls):V. Gayathri Vincent - Yashodara B.V.
I.H.A.C. Kumara - Ananda Vidyalaya; G.H.Mihindu Prasanga - Nalanda College.
Most Outstanding School Sports Star of the Year:
Nuwan Soyza (Cricket) - Isipathana Vidyalaya.
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