Sixty IDP students take part in sports meet
Sixty sportsmen and women from welfare centres for Internally
Displaced Persons are competing at the Northern Province Inter-District
sports meet currently being held in Jaffna.
Jaffna is holding this sports competition after a lapse of nearly 15
years, said Northern Province Governor Maj. Gen. G.A. Chandrasiri, the
According to the Secretary of the Provincial Education Ministry
Lakshman Illangovan the 60 sports personalities are mainly from the
Welfare centres in Jaffna.
"Seven hundred and twenty persons are taking part in 36 events from
all five districts of the Province," Illangovan said.
The winners will participate in the National level meet scheduled to
be held early next month. The Department of Sports under the Provincial
Education Ministry organised the meet at the Durraiyappah Stadium in
Jaffna from September 18 - 20. The meet included track and field events,
cricket, basketball, netball, kabadi and several other team games.