Nestlé Nestomalt partnered with the Ministry of Education to organize the All-Island School Games 2023 – Marathon. The event concluded successfully on the 11th of November in Galle, marking the completion of an integral part of this year’s All-Island Schools Games.
The much-awaited fixture powered by Sri Lanka’s most loved malted beverage, Nestlé Nestomalt witnessed the participation of top school athletes from across the island. Over 300 runners from all 9 provinces took part in a half marathon (21 km) and a display marathon (5 km) was held with 1400 participants. Staying true to its’ promise of ‘powering progress’ by inspiring Sri Lankans to lead a healthy active lifestyle, the ‘Good food, Good life’ company’s flagship brand has been a part of Sri Lanka’s biggest marathons for over 35 years.
“As a brand that is truly Sri Lankan, we are proud to energize Sri Lanka’s talented young athletes through our support towards events such as the All-Island School Games 2023 – Marathon. It gives us immense pleasure to work with the Ministry of Education to co-create a forum where the young athletes are given opportunity to kickstart their sporting career. We will continue on our journey of making a positive change in families and communities across generations, by being a part of similar events for years to come” said Mr. Ruwan Welikala, Nestlé Lanka’s Director - Dairy.
Through endeavours of this nature, Nestlé Nestomalt intends to continue its journey of powering the progress of aspiring young athletes and providing a positive start to their sporting career. Amidst the cheer of enthusiastic spectators, over 1200 young athletes energetically competed in two designated routes set across historic Galle town.
Nestlé has been enriching Sri Lankan lives for over 115 years, with over 90% of its products sold in the country being manufactured at its state-of-the-art factory in Kurunegala. As the company’s flagship brand, Nestlé Nestomalt has been trusted and enjoyed by Sri Lankan families for over 60 years. Exclusively manufactured in Sri Lanka, it is the country’s most loved iconic malted beverage, offering the goodness of malted barley and milk and enriched with essential nutrients.Results
21 km Half Marathon (Boys)
- P. A. D. G. Peramune - Vidyaraja Vidyalaya, Rathanapura
- S. Keeran - Mulankavil Central College, Kilinochchi
- E. G. Lasitha Pradeep - Ukpitiya Central College, Uva
21 km Half Marathon (Girls)
- W. D. D. Rangadari Kumarasinghe - Sri Devananda Central College, Welimada
- D. M. Chamila Siriwardane - Senapathi Central College, Monaragala
- L. P. G. Pabodha Imashani - Welimada Central College, Uva
5 km Road Race (Boys)
- W. H. Kavindu Madushan - Kaburawala National College
- A. A. Kalhara - Walagedara Central College
- F. Malindu Prabhanjana - Walagedara Central College
5 km Road Race (Girls)
- K. Y. Chamindi - Makandura Central College
- M. D. Tharushi Udara - Mathugama Ananda Shasthralaya College
- K. Samindi Savindya - Nimala Maria Girls School Jaela
Nestlé has been enriching Sri Lankan lives for over 115 years, with over 90% of its products sold in the country being manufactured at its state-of-the-art factory in Kurunegala. As the company’s flagship brand, Nestlé Nestomalt has been trusted and enjoyed by Sri Lankan families for over 60 years. Exclusively manufactured in Sri Lanka, it is the country’s most loved iconic malted beverage, offering the goodness of malted barley and milk and enriched with essential nutrients.
Featured image caption: Winners of 21 Km Half Marathon (Girls) with the presentation party (from left to right): Deputy Education Director of Sports, Southern Province - Krishan Duminda, Director Sports and Physical Education, Ministry of Education - Upali Amaratunga, Director Education of Southern Province - Channa Upali Weerasekara, Senior Superintendent of Police, Galle - Sathish Gamage, Secretary Ministry of Education, Southern Province - Ranjith Yapa, Hon. Govenor of Southern Province - Dr. Willie Gamage, Managing Director, Nestle Lanka - Bernhard Stephan, Director – Dairy - Nestle Lanka - Ruwan Welikala, Director Sales - Nestle Lanka - Jagath Wedage, Vice President - Nestlé Lanka - Bandula Egodage