Running event organized for the second time by second year Bachelor of Arts (Special) Degree in Sports and Recreation Management students of Department of Sports Science and Physical Education was held on the 28th of June 2018 at the main ground of the University of Kelaniya. The event was held with the objective of making University students and School children aware of the Olympic Standards.
Prof. B.L.H. Perera, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education graced the event as the Chief Guest. Senior Lecturer Charika Wikramarathne, Head- Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Mr. U.G. Saman Kumara, Acting Director- Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Sports Instructor Mr. Sameera Wijegunarathne participated in the event. The first Sri Lankan who climbed the Mount Everest, Mr. Jehan Pieris, Sports Instructor Ms. Sarani Godamune and an undergraguate of the University of Kelaniya who is a locally and internationally recognized badminton player, Ms. Achini Rathnasiri were the resource persons of the event.
More than 70 students from 10 selected schools from Kelaniya area and more than 60 representing the academic and non- academic staff members of the University, Undergraduates participated in the running event. The running path of the event stretched to nearly 04 Kilometers.