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Thirty six swimmers to face final trial for SAF Games


Thirty six top men and women swimmers have been invited to face the final trial to pick swimmers to represent Sri Lanka at the 7th South Asian Federation Games (SAF Games) to be held from March 29 to April 7, 2003 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The trial will be conducted by the National Amateur Aquatic Sports Union (NAASU) from January 22 to 25 at the Sugathadasa Stadium swimming pool, commencing at 3.30 p.m. each day.

NAASU selected the first three from the top twenty for this trial and 22 men and 14 women will be seen in action on all four days.

There would be 16 events for men and 12 events for women, in addition, the swimmers will also vie in the 4x100 metres and 4x200 metres freestyle relay and the medley relay.

The national poolists (men) - Akshayan Rajasingam (Asian International School), Jayamal Wijeratne (Ananda), J. M. Kumara (Sri Lanka Navy), Eranga Fernando (Rainbow AC), Charith Rodrigo (St. Peter's College), Manoj Silva (St. Joseph's SC), Naveen Karunaratne (AIS), Asela Pradeep (Navy), Rumedha Madigasekera (St. Joseph's College), Duraj Rangana (Sri Devananda), T. K. S. Weerakkody (Navy), K. K. V. Ajith Kumara (Sri Devananda), K. V. C. Priyadarshana (Sri Lanka Army), Dharshaka Tennakoon (Ananda), Raghvan Madawala (S. Thomas' College), Kalyan Veera (AIS), Dinesh Dayananda (Ananda), Gayan Buddhika (AIS), Naveen D. Perera (Ananda), Conrad Francis (St. Joseph's SC), Jehan Mubarak (University of Colombo), Arun Karunaratne (SSC).

Women - Menaka de Silva (St. Bridget's Convent), Chathuri Abeykoon (Ladies College), Zoe Sandya Veera (Asian International School), Dilanthi Ranaweera (Mahamaya College Kandy), Piumi Ekanayake (Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya), Imara Fahim (Elizabeth Moir International School), Uma Kavya Dharmadasa (Musaeus), Melissa Boange (EMIS), Dilini Liyanage (Ladies College), Mihiri Kandanarachchi (Mahamaya College), Chandri Haputhanthri (Ladies College), Miniruwani Samarakoon (Gateway International School Kandy), Mandu Jayasundara (Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya), Theekshana Ratnasekera (SSC).

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