Top swimmers compete at Mobitel Sponsored ‘81st Annual 2-Mile Sea Swim’
Sponsored by Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel, the ‘81st Annual 2-Mile Sea Swim’ organized by Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) at the Mount Lavinia Hotel Beach on 3rd and 4th March 2018, witnessed the country’s talented swimmers competing for the prestigious trophy. Mobitel’s commitment to support aquatic sports is expected to put the spotlight once again on a sport where Sri Lanka holds strong talent and potential. By stepping in as Main Sponsor of the event, Mobitel hopes to rejuvenate the sport and encourage local talent to realize its fullest potential.
Commenting on the successful conclusion of the event, Mobitel Senior General Manager, Marketing, Isuru Dissanayaka said, “We are delighted with the successful outcome of the ‘81st Annual 2-Mile Sea Swim’ with which Mobitel is associated as Main Sponsor. We are proud to have facilitated a rich tradition going back over eight decades. The event showcased some promising swimmers who we hope will make the nation proud one day. We thank the Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union for their support. Mobitel will continue to explore novel ways to promote aquatic sports in the country.”
The two-day event featured the master Women’s Race which was won by Asanthi de Dilva from the Rainbow Aquatic Club who completed it in 36.5 minutes, while the Under 15 Girls event was bagged by Gayathmi De S Wijenayake from St. Bridget’s Convent who completed the race within 48.5 minutes.
M. Diyan Erosh Fernando of Loyala College – Negombo emerged triumphant in the Under 15 Boys category with 45.2 minutes, while B. Dilanka Shehan of Nalanda College – Colombo secured first place in 39.5 minutes in the Open men category.
C. J. Nanayakkara of Star Fish Aquatic Academy and A. P. Mahendra from Fishtail Aquatic Club tied in the first place for the Master men with 15.4 minutes. With 46 minutes under her belt, H. L. Kaushalya Woshani G/Ginthota M V won the Open Women challenge.
The Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union is the national governing body for the aquatic sports of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronize swimming and open water swimming. This sponsorship will make Mobitel synonymous with the aquatic sports for which the country possesses the ideal conditions. Mobitel is committed to developing this sport further.