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Sports news from Kandy

Mayor Kesara to launch‘Sport Unites’

The Mayor of Kandy, Kessara Senanayake is planning to launch ‘Sport Unites’ an innovative new programme that uses sport to boost social integration, increase participation and improve the physical and mental health of people.

The Mayor believes sport is a powerful tool for social change and can be used to address a range of issues facing communities. It can support the development of essential life skills, develop confidence and improve self-esteem. He is also hoping to give grants for sports projects that increase trust between people in communities, reduce isolation and loneliness, support people into work and training and increase opportunities for people from all backgrounds to volunteer in their communities.

Mahesh to head KSC

League and Knock-out champions Kandy SC is getting ready for its AGM and present vice president Mahes Weerasinghe is tipped to take over the presidency with Sujeewa Liyanage as secretary.

Mahesh began playing rugby at Dharmaraja College and later for Kandy SC and served as a committee member and vice president. Sujeewa Liyanage is a product of St. Paul’s College and Trinity College. Both are capable of doing a good job. Their ultimate goal is to have an evolutionary vision for rugby.

Hillwood Girls to promote tennis

Hillwood College which is over 125 years, is a prestigious private girls’ school situated in the heart of Kandy. This school was one of the first to play tennis after the game was introduced by the British in 1915. They have one of the best tennis courts situated on a picturesque hill just above the Kandy Lake.

The tennis court is celebrating its centenary this year and their sporting principal Nelum de Alwis is keeping the sport alive with the support of the old girls.

Cue not chalked the proper way

Many people do not realize that there is a proper way to chalk the cue. For the past eight years cue sport (Billiards and Snooker) has been in the drain over here in Kandy except for the Mahanuwara YMA the only club which keeps the game going while the other clubs use the cue room as their store room and when they need the liquor license, it is said that they play the cue game.

Today club cue rooms are in the dark and only Parlors are in the game. At the AGM of the national body held last Saturday Faise Samad who was vice president for a couple of years was this time shifted as the Vice Patron. He says the Association jacked up the fees and no club is paying and this time M. Sally has been brought in as one of the vice presidents while his son has been made Kandy’s organizer.

Mayors Trophy TT

The finals of the Mayors trophy table tennis tournament will be held today under the distinguished patronage Mayor Kessara Senanayake. The finals will be for Under-8,10,12,14,16,18 and 21 boys and girls at the Municipal Council Indoor Sports Centre.

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