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Kaveesha excels in track and field events

G. P. Kaveesha Gimhan Nethsara
G. P. Kaveesha Gimhan Nethsara

Fourteen year old Duluwita Pulandarage Kaveesha Gimhan Nethsara is an up and coming promising athlete of Taxila Central College, Horana.

Kaveesha commenced his schooling at Upadya Vidyalaya, Panadura and he entered over there in 2012. Competing in the under 12 age group as an under 10 competitor in the school Inter House Athletic Meet his team won the first place in 100x4 relay event and in the following year he played for the school volleyball team and participated in inter school friendly matches. In 2018 he joined Taxila Central College, Horana and in the same year he came under Mr. Malinga and in the under 14 age group competing in the school sports meet he won the first place in put shot and discuss throw and in the same year at the Zonal Meet he won the same event.

Taking part in the Western Province Meet in the under 14 age group he came third in putt shot. In the same year participating in the Western Province Meet conducted by the Sports Ministry he came first in discuss throw.

In 2019 at the Track and Field Meet he came first in putt shot and set a record. Same year taking part in the Lanka Lions Sports Meet he came second in Putt Shot.

He took part in the John Tarbet Meet and came second in putt shot and won colours and in the Western Province School Games Meet in 2019 he was awarded athletic Colours for his performance in discuss and putt shot.

This year participating in the National Youth Schools Festival Games he won the discuss throw and putt shot events and finally at the Western Provincial Council and Sports Ministry Meet participating at the age of under 16 he won the first place in discuss throw. He is well supported by the principal K. K. P. M. Jayathilake and his caoches Malinga and Indika Wanigasekera.