Sri Lanka University Games

Sri Lanka University Games

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The Sri Lanka University Games are a multi-sporting event held between public universities in Sri Lanka.

History

Inter-University sports championships have been organized since the latter part of the 1950s. The first University Sports Festival was held in 1980 at the University of Peradeniya in response to a suggestion made by the Director of Physical Education of the University of Peradeniya, Mr. Lesley Handunge. Mr. Lesley Handunge, a graduate of the University of Peradeniya himself, was a skilled sportsman who had represented Sri Lanka twice in boxing at the Olympic Games. Furthermore, as he had led the Sri Lankan team at the World University Sports Festival and at a number of other international sports festivals. Mr. Handunge was able to organize a festival among universities in keeping with the standards and traditions of the Olympic Games. Thus, following this tradition, the Sri Lankan universities organize a festival once in three years and the university of Kelaniya organizes IX Sri Lanka University Games in 2007.

The first Sri Lanka University Sports Festival which organized by the University of Peradeniya was held in 1980, the following displays the respecting organizers thereafter.
  1. The University of Peradeniya - 1980
  2. The University of Colombo - 1983
  3. The University of Kelaniya - 1986
  4. The University of Sri Jayawardenapura - 1992
  5. The University of Moratuwa - 1995
  6. The University of Ruhuna - 1998
  7. The University of Peradeniya - 2001
  8. The University of......
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