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Leap of Faith – the Tale of Hashini Balasooriya
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Leap of Faith – the Tale of Hashini Balasooriya

Sri Lanka is a reserve of talented track and field athletes. One such polished gem that has emerged through this crowd is Hashini Prabodha Balasooriya, whose expertise lies upon triple jump. She is an exceptional athlete who has embellished mother Sri Lanka with numerous international accolades.

The Warrior from Ruhuna: The legacy of Sithumini Wijewickrama
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The Warrior from Ruhuna: The legacy of Sithumini Wijewickrama

Today, we shine the light on Sithumini Wijewickrama hailing from the University of Ruhuna, who not only excelled in Karate, the sport dear to her heart, but within the span of just three years, went on to excel in Taekwondo as well, bringing glory to our nation.

හදවත සොරාගත් පේරා බේස්බෝල් ගුරු තරුව.
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හදවත සොරාගත් පේරා බේස්බෝල් ගුරු තරුව.

" තමන් තමන්ගේ කණ්ඩායම විශ්වාස කරන්න. තමන්ගේ ආත්ම විශ්වාසය තියාගන්න. එතකොට තමන්ගේ කණ්ඩායම ජයග්‍රහණය කරා ගෙන යන්න පුළුවන්. තමන්ගේ උත්සාහය කැපවීම අනිවාර්යෙන්ම තියනවානම් ක්‍රීඩාව තුල හොද ගමනක් යන්න ක්‍රීඩකයෙක්ට, පුහුණුකරුවෙක්ට පුළුවන්." - ශෂික දිල්ෂාන් ආනන්ද - පේරාදෙණිය බේස්බෝල් පුහුණුකරු

Studies and Sports: A day in the life of UOC Undergrads
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Studies and Sports: A day in the life of UOC Undergrads

Day or night this area of fifty acres in the heart of the city of Colombo will not go silent by cheering, words of motivation and upliftment by their athletes. Even when the fields are empty today due to the Pandemic, the echoes of cheers and words of motivation still resonate in the air.

ජ'පුර බේස්බෝල් නව මානයකට ගෙනා හදවතේ පුහුණුකරු
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ජ'පුර බේස්බෝල් නව මානයකට ගෙනා හදවතේ පුහුණුකරු

"යන්න පුළුවන් උපරිම තැනට යන්න අධිශ්ඨානය, කැපවීම, ආත්ම විශ්වාසය ඇතිව තමන් ගැන විශ්වාසයෙන් වැඩ කටයුතු කරනවනම් අනිවාර්යෙන්ම ඉස්සරහට යන්න පුළුවන්. යන්න පුළුවන් උපරිම තැනට නොගියත් ඒ ආසන්න මට්ටමට හෝ යන්න හැකියාව අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම ලැබෙනවා." විහඟ ද සිල්වා - ජ'පුර බේස්බෝල් පුහුණුකරු

Born with a Silver Paddle
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Born with a Silver Paddle

Erandi Warusawithana , Supuna Poornima Warusawithana, and Hiruna Warusawithana are unbeatable forces in the table tennis field. Warusawithana legacy has already begun and one day this brothers-sister trio will shine the name of this little island.

The Midas touch of Mendis sir
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The Midas touch of Mendis sir

“Behind every fearless player is a fearless coach who refused to let them be anything but the best they can be”\r\nHe moulded them to be the best the best of the best, Champions! Wherever they went, they brought glory.

Discipline and Balance- The Story of Dhanusha Rajapakse
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Discipline and Balance- The Story of Dhanusha Rajapakse

A stereotyped sub continent region is not always the most welcoming place for women and girls to be the best in their game, let alone sports. Then you have someone in the caliber of Dhanusha Rajapakse, a highly decorated Taekwondo martial artist from the University of Moratuwa

The lessons and values I gained from sports
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The lessons and values I gained from sports

Have you ever loved something so much that you could never think of a life without it? this is exactly what it is for me when it comes to sports. Sports have been a life savior for me for the past 23 years of my life and it has in fact molded me into what I am today.

Do you play to your equation?
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Do you play to your equation?

A runner knows the importance of a second, a jumper knows the importance of a meter, a football player knows the importance of 90 minutes, a freerunner knows the importance of a step and I know the importance of 8 years 2922 days.