Peramune Crowns Nestomalt All-Island Schools Games Marathon

Nestomalt Marathon

In a stellar performance at the All-Island Schools Games 2023, D.A.D.G. Peramune from Vidyaraja Vidyalaya, Ratnapura, representing Uva Province, claimed the championship in the 21km half marathon. Peramune dominated the race, clocking an impressive 1 hour, 16 minutes, and 22 seconds to secure the top spot without much competition.

S. Keeran of Mulankavil Maha Vidyalaya, Kilinochchi, from the Northern Province, finished a commendable second, trailing Peramune by exactly one minute among the 300-plus participants. E.G. Lasitha Pradeep of Ukpitiya Maha Vidyalaya, Uva Province, secured the third position with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, and 13 seconds.

The top three finishers showcased exceptional athleticism in the challenging half marathon, with others closely following suit. The event, organized by Nestlé Nestomalt in partnership with the Ministry of Education, marked the successful conclusion of this year’s All-Island School Games. Over 300 runners from all nine provinces participated in the half marathon, while an additional 5km display marathon drew the enthusiastic participation of 1400 individuals.

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Image caption from left – Krishan Duminda – Deputy Education Director of Sports, Southern province , Upali Amaratunga, Director Sports of Ministry of Education, Channa Upali Weerasekara – Director Education – Southern Province, Sathish Gamage – Senior Superintendent of Police, Galle, Ranjith Yapa – Secretary Ministry of Education, Southern Province, Dr. Willie Gamage- Hon. Governor of Southern province, Bernhard Stefan – Managing Director, Nestle Lanka, Ruwan Welikala Director- Dairy, Nestle Lanka, Jagath Wedage – Director Sales , Nestle Lanka, Bandula Egodage – Vice President, Corporate Affairs – Nestle Lanka with the winners.

Ruwan Welikala, Director of Nestlé Lanka’s Dairy, expressed pride in supporting Sri Lanka’s young talents, stating, “As a truly Sri Lankan brand, we are delighted to energize the country’s talented young athletes through events like the All-Island School Games 2023 marathon. Our commitment to making a positive impact in families and communities remains unwavering, and we look forward to being part of similar events for years to come.

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