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Priyanthalal passes TOECS level one course with flying colours

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W.K.A.S. Priyanthalal who obtained highest marks at the World Athletics Technical officials Education and Certification System (TOECS) Level one course receiving special award from Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa at the Sri Lanka Athletics centenary celebrations launching ceremony held at Grand Monarch, Thalawathugoda last Wednesday .     

W.K.A.S. Priyanthalal obtained highest marks at the World athletics Technical officials Education and Certification System (TOECS) level one course conducted by Sri Lanka Athletics recently . More than twenty local athletic officials took part in the World Athletics TOECS level one course which was held last month at the National Institute of Sports Science (NISS) , Torrington Square.

The objective of the TOECS Level I course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at national level competitions and at international competitions held within the country. The goal of the TOECS is to improve the level of athletics officiating all over the world.

This is the highest level qualification technical officials course one can locally achieve and Sri Lanka Athletics gave more prominence as it is an important area to get technical officials standard said G.L S Perera who is also the head of Technical and Media of SLA .

The Veteran International Technical Official P.H.D. Waidyatilaka was the Director of the TOECS level 1 course while Erathai Arulampalam and Geetha Pathiranawasam joined as lecturers. The Participants who successfully completed the course received an IAAF Level I Officiating Certificate. Those participants whose examination marks meet the required standards are eligible to attend a Level II course. (D.R) 

Monday, December 20, 2021 – 01:00

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