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Kanishka Sandaruwan an athlete par excellence

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Kanishka Sandaruwan Siriwardene posed for a photograph with his Principal Neil Wathukaraatte after receiving his All Island Schools Athletic Colours. (Pictures by Dilwin Mendis Moratuwa Sports Special Corresopondent)

Athlete, Volleyball and Elle player, School and Zonal Athletic Champion, Provincial, Junior National, Sri Lanka schools, Junior and Senior John Tarbet Colours holder, and school Best Athlete Kanishka Sandaruwan Siriwardene has brought honour and immense glory to his alma mater Seevali National School Ratnapura with his deeds in the field of athletics.

Kanishka Sandaruwan an athlete par excellence
Kanishka Sandaruwan

Kanishka was born on 21st May 2004 and his Parents Ajantha Thilak Siriwardene and Anusha Surangani admitted him to Seevali Vidyalaya in 2010 when Kamal Ariyasinghe was at the helm of the school and when he was in grade four he came under the then Prefect of Games Mr.Sugath in 2013 and in the following year at the school sports meet he became second in 75 and 100 meters and third in Long Jump and in 2014 too he got the same results and in the Zonal Meet he came third in three events and in the following year at the school sports meet he won the 100 and 200 meters and at the Zonal he came first in these two events but he could not come up to expectations at the Provincial but he received a Merit Certificate.

Then in 2017 he was the school under 14 Champion by sweeping the board in 100, 80 metres hurdles and Long Jump and at the Provincial he set a record in 80 meters hurdles and got a Merit Certificate for 100 metres and at the All Island School Meet he came up to the Best Eight in 80 metres Hurdles.

In the meantime Indika Jayasinghe became his Coach and at the Junior John Tarbet Indika came second in 80 metres hurdles event and clocked 11.7 seconds and won Colours too. Then in the under 16 age group in 2018 he was the School, Zonal and Provincial Champion and in the All Island 100 metre hurdles he came fourth and in the same year at the Junior Nationals he came second in 100 metres hurdles and obtained colours and at the John Tarbet too he came second in hurdles and won colours and in the same year at the Senior John Tarbet in the 100 metre hurdles he was second.

Once again in 2019 he was the under 16 school and Zonal Champion and became the school Best Athlete and at the Junior Nationals 100 metre Hurdles and Long Jump events he came second and at the Provincial he was fourth and at the Senior John Tarbet he came second in 100 meter Hurdles and in the All Island he became second in 100 meters and his timing was 12.46 and he received colours.

Monday, January 3, 2022 – 01:00











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