National Para Olympic Committee-organized National Para Games - 2019 got underway at the Sugathadasa Stadium during 5-6 September.
190 track and field events were conducted for the championship of the National Para Committee (NPC). It provides opportunities for three groups with disability, namely the men and women with visual impairments, physical handicap and mental complications to showcase their talents.
Athletes with disabilities numbering over 800 athletes representing more than 45 sports clubs affiliated to the NPC in different provinces of the country vied in the Championship.
Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment participants emerged as Champions and Colombo Rehab Lanka Sports Club qualified for the women’s championship in this year’s edition.
Meanwhile, Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment and Vocational Training Centre - Seeduwa became runners-up in men’s and women’s categories respectively.
34 new records were established during the Championship.
Minister of Transport, Mr Arjuna Ranathunga attended the finals as the Chief Guest and gave away trophies.
Nuwan Indika of Sri Lanka Light Infantry and Buddhika Indrapala of Commando Regiment shared the title of the ‘Best Senior Player’ of the game.