N-E athletic meet commences

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 July 2002, 15:30 GMT]
Athletes from all the eight districts in the North-east Province are participating in the two-day provincial Track and Field Championships-2002, which began Saturday morning at Urban Council grounds, Vavuniya. The Head of the LTTE's Sports Division, Mr.A.Inban, officially participated at the inaugural event.

Ms Imelda Sukumar, Vavuniya Divisional Secretary and Urban Council Authorised Officer inaugurated the meet. Of 481 athletes participating in the meet 214 are women.

The fourteenth North-east athletic meet concludes Sunday morning. The chief guest will be Vavuniya Government Agent K.Ganesh.

In past only athletes and sports persons from districts that are under the control of the State armed forces had participated in provincial sports and athletic meets.


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