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Three new records

By S.M.D.Sirisena

Three new meet records were established at the Junior National Athletic Championships now progress at Sugathadasa Stadium.

K.A.G.C.Tilakaratna of Balangoda National School, currently the junior champion in the javelin throw set up a new record with a distance of 60.96 meters in the Under 20 boys event.

Anoma Sooriyaarachchi of Southland Girls BMV set up new meet record in the Under 20 long jump with a leap of 6.06 meters. Another meet record was set by P.S. Wijekoon of Poramadulla MMV in the high jump (2.03 m)

Sri Lanka out

Sri Lanka bowed out of the ongoing 31st Asian Youth Under 19 Football Championships when they were held to a one all draw by Tajikistan at the Bogambara Stadium yesterday. The goal was scored by P.Amthri.

Kazakhstan emerged champions ofthis tournament andhave qualifiedtoparticipate in the second round to be held in Qatar. Bangladesh have emerged as the runnersup of the contest.

World Cup at Showboat

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More details could be had on the phone from 583849, 596958.

Soccer fans have the unique chance of winning prizes every evening.

Rover pinpoints...

Cars for the first time

The Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka have purchased two brand new cars for the very first time. Rover learns this purchase was done with the assistance of an employee of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation who acted as the agent.

One of these cars is now being used by a former Sri Lanka cricketer from the Southern Province.

Ten mobile phones

Ten mobile phones and three fax machines were purchased by the Board of Control for Cricket last week.

Rover learns that a leading cricketer has got all the insurance policies of the Cricket Board for his brokering firm. Can this be true?

Hat-trick first time out

By Marcus Joseph

Fourteen year old schoolboy Yadith Diluk playing for St John's Panadura in an inter-School under-15 cricket match on his debut claimed a hat-trick with his left-arm medium pace bowling against Royal College Colombo. His figures: 5 for 33.

Royal however, with a first innings lead, won the match, which was played at Reid Avenue.

Royal - 215 (Y.Diluk 5 for 33, including a hat-trick) and 3 for 85. (T.Edirimuni 31, P.Nishantha 20 not out) Y.Diluk 2 for 38.

St Johns - 153 (C.Kalpage 38, R.Danushka 35, V.Joseph 3 for 14).

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