Thursday, 23 March 2023

The University of Kelaniya wins the 2nd Runner-Up at the Inter-University Wrestling Championship (IUWRC) 2022

The Inter-University Wrestling Championship (IUWRC) 2022 organized by the University of Kelaniya was held on the 18th of December 2022 at the Gymnasium of the University.

Several wrestlers from the University of Kelaniya won places in the IUWRC 2022. K. L. S. Wijesinghe won 1st place in the 125kg category, M. K. A. Rajapaksha won 1st place in the 97kg category, and S. P. D. Sandanayaka won 3rd place in the 79kg category.

The championship of the competition was won by the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. The Eastern University of Sri Lanka became the 1st runner-up while both the University of Kelaniya and the University of Peradeniya became the 2nd runner-up in the competition.

Ten member universities of the Sri Lanka Universities Sports Association (SLUSA) including the University of Peradeniya, the University of Colombo, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and the University of Moratuwa participated in this championship.

The Closing ceremony of the competition was held under the patronage of Senior Prof. S. R. D. Kalingamudali, the Dean of the Faculty of Science and the chairman of the Sports Advisory Board of the University of Kelaniya, Mr. G. G. U. Saman Kumara, Actg. The director of Physical Education of the University of Kelaniya, Members of the Sports Advisory Board of the University of Kelaniya, and Instructors in Physical Education of the universities participated graced the occasion.


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