Four athletes to compete in Switzerland


Javelin Thrower Sumedha Ranasinghe, middle distance runner Gayanthika Abeyrathne and 400m runner Kalinga Kumarage will fly to Switzerland today to compete in two IAAF Bronze level competitions, the first of which will be held in Geneva on 11 June, while the second will be held in Bern on 14 June.

The fourth member, Sarangi Silva, fresh from competing in Poland a few days ago, has already arrived in Geneva for the competition. All of them will be eyeing to make it into the forthcoming World Athletics championship to be held in the USA next month, and this will also come in handy for their Commonwealth Games preparation.

Kalinga’s coach Vimukthi de Soyza will accompany team.                            (AK)