Peterite athletic duo may miss world meet | Sunday Observer

Peterite athletic duo may miss world meet

19 June, 2022

Despite continuing their record breaking spree St. Peter’s College athletes Rumesh Tharanga and Hirusha Hashen remain uncertain about their participation at the World Junior Athletics Championships.

The two athletes accomplished the tough task of qualifying for the World Junior event as they produced outstanding feats at the Junior National Athletics Championships at the Sugathadasa Stadium.

Hashen and Tharanga were the best performers of their respective disciplines at junior national track and field events from the time they were recruited by the school at Bambalapitiya. Their outstanding performances have helped the school win many a junior boys’ championship title.

But, like the rest of the athletes who have reached the tough entry standards for the World event taking place in Cali, Colombia, the Peterite duo too are uncertain about the prospect of participation due to lack of funds.

Sri Lanka Athletics (SLA) will obtain funds from the World governing body to field just two athletes but the participation of the others are uncertain due to lack of funds.

The Sunday Observer learns that old boys and old girls of some schools have come forward to back their athletes to make the costly trip to Colombia though the Peterites are yet to receive such backing. (TBR)