The SLT-MOBITEL Powered 37th Junior, and Intermediate National Rowing Championship concluded with many clubs and schools showcasing various age groups and categories of talents.
The Amateur Rowing Association of Sri Lanka conducted the national competition with 12 schools and clubs in the junior category and seven institutions and clubs registered for the intermediate category at the Diyawanna Rowing Centre, Ruwanpura.
Past President of the Amateur Rowing Association of Sri Lanka and current Chairman of SLT Group, Rohan Fernando, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Dimuth Gunawardena, President, Amateur Rowing Association of Sri Lanka (ARASL) and officials from the Rowing Association of Sri Lanka and SLT-MOBITEL.
Army women emerged as champions, and Ananda College bagged the boys’ title while Ladies’ College secured the ladies’ championship.
The event witnessed tough competition, where schools such as Royal College, Asian International School, and Gateway College showcased dominant skills.
In the men’s events, rowers from Air Force, Navy, and Colombo Rowing Club did well to finish among the top three. During the first day of the tournament, over 45 races were conducted. On the second day, 31 final races were concluded.
The objective of the Amateur Rowing Association of Sri Lanka (ARASL) in conducting the Championship was to identify new talent and provide an opportunity for the current national pool of athletes to train for forthcoming international competitions.
With interest in rowing among youth growing each year significantly, SLT-MOBITEL firmly believes that by partnering with such events, the organization further expands its Environmental Social Governance (ESG) by encouraging capable and determined young athletes by enabling them to pursue their sporting dreams of putting Sri Lankan rowing on the international sporting arena.