National athletes who left the island yesterday (23rd) to compete in the 65th Inter-state Athletics Championship in Patiala, India were geared with new competition kits by ‘Believe’ Sportswear.
‘Believe’ is the sports and active wear arm of Ceylon Sports which is to be launched in the near future. The groundbreaking initiative by Ceylon Sports will see international style running gear manufactured in Sri Lanka for the first time.
“We are grateful to ‘Believe’ sportswear for providing kits for the national athletic team who will be competing at the 65th Interstate Athletics Championship in Patiala, India. The athletes will be pushing for Olympic qualification, and we are thankful to ‘Believe’ for coming forward to support our athletes. We hope to continue this partnership for all future national team involvements,” said Maj.Gen Palitha Fernando, President -Sri Lanka Athletics, expressing his admiration. The team which took wing to India yesterday consists of four athletes who are on the borderline of the Olympic qualification quota. Nilani Ratnayake who is already within the Olympic quota is also part of the team.
Team: Sumedha Ranasinghe (Javelin Throw), Kalinga Kumarage (400m), Nadeesha Ramanayaka (400m), Nimali Liyanarachchi (800m), Nilani Rathnayaka (3000m St. Ch)
4x100 Relay Team: Amasha de Silva, Shelinda Jansen, Medhani Jayamanne, Safiya Yamic, Lakshika Sugandhi