The stars of tomorrow – Primary School Inter-House Athletics Meet 2016


The Annual Inter-House Athletics Meet of the Royal Primary School took place on Thursday, the 12th of May at the Junior Grounds. Mr. Mahen Perera, a former Athletics Captian, Donhorst Memorial Prize winner and Trustee of the Royal College Union graced the occassion as the Chief Guest. In addition to this a number of other distinguished guests, including former Primary School Principals, honoured the event with their presence.

For years the Primary School Sports Meet has been the first step for many sportsmen produced by Royal who went on to excel in School, National and International Level events. This year too, the Meet showcased a variety of athletic skills of budding young Royalists in a friendly but competitive setting. In addition to the sporting events, a number of drill displayes and performances by the Primary School Bands added colour to the day’s proceedings.

Speaking at the event, the Chief Guest highlighted on the importance of balancing sporting activities with studies and advised the parents to let their children choose their own path.

Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions the Awarding Ceremony had to be halted midway. The list of main awards which were to be presented are as follows:

Best Performances (Events)

  • High Jump – Trophy presented by Dr. & Mrs. F. S. C. P. Kalpage awarded to S. Sharman of Boake House.
  • Long Jump – Trophy presented by Mr. & Mrs. S. Wignaraja awarded to Dilitha Ganegoda of Hartley House.
  • Ball Throw – Trophy presented by Mr. M. S. Kadupitya awarded to M. Idris Farouk of Harward House.
  • 40 m Hurdles – Awarded to Thevjan Weerasekara of Harward House.
  • Track Events – Trophy presented by Mr. & Mrs. T. D. U. Waidyatilake awarded to Dilitha Ganegoda of Hartley House.

Best Performances (Age Groups)

  • Under 09 – Trophy presented by Mr. & Mrs. R. Murugaish awarded to Senuja B. Ranasinghe of Reed House.
  • Under 10 – Trophy presented by Gem Exchange awarded to A. I. Mohamed Hadil of Marh House.
  • Under 11 – Trophy presented by Mr. & Mrs. Shiran Dissanayake awarded to Dilitha Ganegoda of Hartley House.

Champion Athletes

  • Under 09 – Trophy presented by Mr. S. Dharmasena awarded to Senuja B. Ranasinghe of Reed House.
  • Under 10 – Trophy presented by Mr. & Mrs. Kiriwandeniya awarded to A. I. Mohamed Hadil of Marh House.
  • Under 11 – Trophy presented by Mr. & Mrs. Sri Lal Dammika Gunasekera awarded to Dilitha Ganegoda of Hartley House.

Best Performances (Overall)

  • Track – Challenge Cup presented by Mr. & Mrs. Summa Navarathnam awarded to Dilitha Ganegoda of Hartley House.
  • Field – Challenge Cup presented by E. A. P. Edirisinghe awarded to M. Idris Farouk of Harward House.
  • Best Overall Athlete – Challenge Cup presented by Mr. & Mrs. S. A. Cader awarded to Dilitha Ganegoda of Hartley House.

House Awards

  • Champion House – Under 09 – Challenge Shield presented by Mr. & Mrs. Kumar Bulathsinghala awarded to Reed House & Marsh House (Joint Champions).
  • Champion House – Under 10 – Challenge Shield presented by Mr. & Mrs. Kumar Janaka Bandaranayake awarded to Reed House.
  • Champion House – Under 11 – CHallenge Shield presented by Mr. & Mrs. M. S. Gunasekara awarded to Reed House.
  • Champion House – Long Jump – Challenge Cup presented by Mr. & Mrs. P. Pathiranage awarded to Hartley House.
  • Champion House – High Jump – Challenge Cup awarded to Boake House.
  • Champion House – Ball Throw – Challenge Cup awarded to Harward House.
  • Champion House – Hurdles – Challenge Cup awarded to Marsh House.
  • Champion House – Relay – Challenge Cup awarded to Reed House.
  • Overall Champion House – Track Events –  Challenge Cup awarded to Reed House & Marsh House (Joint Champions).
  • Overall Champion House – Field Events – Challenge Cup awarded to Harward House.
  • Best Squad – March Past – Challenge Cup awarded to Reed House.
  • Best House Decorations – Trophy awarded to Marsh House.
  • OVERALL CHAMPION HOUSE – Challenge Cup awarded to Reed House.

Points Table

  • 5th Place – Harward House – 101 Points.
  • 4th Place – Boake House – 109 Points.
  • 3rd Place – Hartley House – 134 Points.
  • 2nd Place – Marsh House – 156 Points.
  • 1st Place – Reed House – 179 Points.