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Peradeniya University – leading the way in sports facilities

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These sporting facilities include basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rugby, tennis, volleyball courts and a 400m cinder track for athletics.

In addition, there are also facilities for outdoor sports like softball cricket, baseball and elle with these playgrounds situated in a beautiful environment.

The University of Peradeniya has one of the largest gymnasiums. At the gymnasium, indoor facilities are available for carrom, chess, table tennis, weightlifting, wrestling, taekwondo and other martial arts activities.

The Peradeniya University also has a 50m swimming pool and the students are provided with all sports facilities and equipment free of charge.

The head of the physical education unit is the director of physical education who administers the provision of these facilities and conducts various sports activities for students and staff.

Faculty level, Inter-University level competitions and sports programmes are conducted annually.

The students are able to take part in national and international level sports activities through this unit. The unit also coordinates, implements and supervises all recreational sport activities.

More than five permanent physical education instructors and 20 staff members are attached to this Unit.

Other than the permanent staff members, part time instructors also extend their service to improve the skills of the players of the University.

At present 24 sports disciplines are conducted under the physical education unit. The unit also organises one of the most colourful events of the university, the Colours Night at which sportsmen and women who excelled in all games and sports are awarded colours in recognition of the performances.

The students’ body which coordinates the sporting activities within the University is called the sports council and consists of all captains and vice-captains of games available in the University.

The department of physical education provides opportunities for talented athletes to participate at national and international level competitions.

Participating at national and international level competitions lends students an invaluable opportunity to gain exposure to batter methods and techniques of the respective games.

The University also supports financially for international players during their undergraduate period.

Source DailyNews
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