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Kavindu -an athlete par excellrnce

Kavindu Wichakshana Galkotuwa is a Grade 13 student of Dharmaraja College,Kandy who is an outstanding Athlete and he did Swimming and Scouting till he came up-to Grade.5 Class and gave up as he wanted to be a full time athlete.

At the start he concentrated on athletics under the coaching of D.M.Gunapala and he participated at the Kids Athletic Championship from 2010 and he won the 75 Metres. Race in the Under 8 age group and received a merit award. He repeated this performance in a 100 Metres. race in the following year and again received a merit award. Kavindu became the Under 11 Champion in School by winning the 100

 Kavindu who won the Athletic championship in all three years.   
(Pictures. By Upananda Jayasundera-Kandy Sports spl.corr   

Metres. race and long Jump under the coaching of Chandana Abeyratne. From 2013 onwards till 2017 he won the School Championship in the 100 Metres. 200 Metres and the Long Jump in his age group and apart from this he secured the second place in the 100 Metres event at the Central Province Athletic Meet in the Under 15 age category.

In 2018 he became the Champion at the 100 Metres race at the zonal Athletic Meet and in addition he was a member of the 4 x 100 winning Relay team at the same meet.

Kavindu ran the Anchor Lap of the Race and the other team members were Akalanka Rajapakse, Deshan Samaratunge, Ravindu Wickremathilake. He repeated the outstanding performance at the Provincial Athletic Meet in the same year to win the 100 Metres with a new Meet Record of 11.5 secds.running on a grass track. He won the 200 Metres. event as well as the 300 Metres.

Kavindu in action at a 100 Metres. event. 

Hurdles and he was also in the winning 4 x 100 relay team. Apart from these outstanding performances he became the Champion Athlete for a record four consecutive years in the School Athletic Meet from Under 16 to Under 20 age group.

In 2018 Kavindu was among the first 10 runners at the John Tarbat Meet and the All island Athletic Championship in the same year. He is the President of the School Sports Council, Sports Captain and the Athletic Captain for the years 2020 and 2021.

He is intending to continue athletics and hopes to enter the Kotelawala Defence Academy and at present he is studying for the G.C.E.(A/) Examination in the Commerce stream.

He has already got through the AAT in all three parts and got the Chartered Business Accounting Level 1.