Visakha Swimming Champion
Udara Cumaratunga of Jayathilake House was hailed as the Under 19 Age Group Champion at the Visakha Vidyalaya Inter House Swimming Meet 2010 held recently. She has been the champion of her age group since 2000. She emerged Open Champion in 2006, 2007, 2008 and Joint Champion in 2009 with Nadeera Jayasekera.
Udara has brought honour to the school by winning the Best Swimmers Award at the Sri Lanka Schools Swimming and Diving Championships and at the National Sports Festival in 2009.
Udara represented Sri Lanka at the Chennai 2006, South Asia Swimming and Water Polo Championships 2007, the 6th AASF Asian Age Group Championships 2009 and the South Asian Games 2010 in Dakha, Bangladesh.
Meanwhile Weerasooriya House emerged champions, with 363 points, at Visakha Vidyalaya’s annual Inter House Swimming Meet held at the School’s Swimming Complex. Dawes House (346 points) and Dias House (324 points) were adjudged second and third respectively.
The Visakhian swimmers are guided by Teacher-in-Charge Jayani Jayaweera and trained by Coach Nishantha de Costa. Chief Guest on the occasion was Ms. Asangi Wijesundere, a champion swimmer and former Visakha Water Polo Captain.
Several invited schools such as Methodist College, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Lyceum and Holy Family Convent Bambalapitiya added colour to the meet.