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Damahana public school is a great school which is engages actively in extracurricular activities. Specially in sports, children have won all Island level victories.
The children have shown their abilities in Divisional level sport meet in 2012. In addition to that Damahana school became the second place giving a big challenge the leading schools in the zonal level sports meet in 2012 -06-11 ,12,13. Some of them are follows.
Teams events-
Boys- Elle – trophy
Girls Elle – trophy
Girls cricket – 3rd place
Under seventeen – champion – K. Shifana presadi 1500 M 1st place
800 M 1st place
400 M 1st place
Chathani Nirosha 800M 2nd place
400M 2nd Place
400*4 1st place
100*4 1st place
Under 19 Boys – long jump 2nd place Asanga Sanjeewa
Under 11 Boys 100M 2nd Place
Under 15 girls 400*4 1st place
100*4 1st place
Long jump 1st place- K.V. Nayani Udeshika.

Further Sabaragamuwa provincial sports meet was held in Embilipitiya Mahaweli ground on 2012.7.13, 14, 15,16. There also Damahana children have won place and given great fame to the school. At there the children have won half marathon 2nd place and girls 4,9,11 places.
Mr. Asoka Gunasekera who is the physical education teacher of the school did a great service and dedication in winning these victories.
We Oasisdamahana IT foundation congratulate the children and teachers of the school.


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Sureka got a great victory in 2008 also.

Her name is W.D.Sureka Dulanjale karunarathna .She lives at Ratnapura Ellukkumbura in Weligepola divisional Secretariat .Mother, father and two sisters in her family. Her mother”s name is Mrs, Chandrawathi and her father’s name is Mr. Krunarathna. Her sister’s name is W.D Inoka Shamali and other’s name is W.D Nayomi Nirmali. She has no brothers
She educated firstly R/ Sri Wimalawansa Vidyalaya. After grade nine class she entered Ratnapura Balangoda Damahana Maha Vidyalaya. Now she is learning at grade 13 Arts
In her young age she is clever both education and sports. she is the faster sportier in school for events 100 meters and 200 meters. Not only that, she won the championship for the inter Zonal educational sports.

Ceylon basically school Sport meet was started on 26th of September in 2008. It was held in Sugatadasa stadium in Colombo and was over on 30th of September.
The short distance athleter, W.D. Sureka Dulanjalee participated with it from Balangoda Damahana Maha Vidyalaya in Ratnapura district. She gained a glory to the area by getting the Gold medal for 200 m race and Bronze medal for 100 m race. In earlier years for these events she showed her talents. The instructors and announcers say that this time Dulanjalee could have brought her talents to the maximum level.

There is a great person behind her success who leads her up to the level of all is land .He is Mr.K.R.M.Ashoka Gunasekara our teacher of physical technology.


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Sports and our lives

Every child likes to play. Not only the able bodied but also disabled are fond of sports.

Sports play an important role in child’s life. It is said that a healthy mind can be found only in a healthy body. Sports develop not only the child’s physical faculty but also his mental faculty.

There are various kinds of sports in our country. Some of them are cricket, volley ball, foot boll, net boll, rugger, elle, tennis, badminton, swimming, squash and hockey. Among them, cricket is the most popular sport in Sri Lanka.

In the past sports were not given a priority in our schools. Sports were directly introduced as extra curricular activities. But today the education authorities have realized that sport is an integral part of education.

Exercises have to be done regularly for the proper functioning and development of our body. If a person is engaged in sports continuously, he or she can lead a healthy life. In schools we find some students who look weak and pale. They are the students who never take part in sports.

Sports also teach us good moral values. We can learn good qualities and good attitudes of persons. A good sportsman can take both victory and defeat alike. He is very patient. He accepts any decision without grumbling. He is well disciplined and well mannered. Also he is ready to accept any challenge at any time. Sports teach us leadership qualities and the feeling of work as a team.

Volley ball is the National sport in Sri Lanka. But it is not so popular as cricket today. The government has taken several steps to improve sports. There is a separate Ministry and there is a Minister in charge of sports. Sport clubs have been established throughout the island. Sport equipment is issued by the Ministry to these clubs free of charge.

In the present day society our children have no time to engage in sports. Most of them go for tuition classes or for films. This is a very sad state of affairs. In my opinion sports must be made compulsory in our schools. Parents should realize that a sport too is a part of education. The children should be encouraged to engage in sports too. Otherwise our future generation will be weak and lethargic.
In a recent survey conducted by the World Tourism organization it has been revealed that promotion of sports activities will lead to the promotion of tourist destinations. Several countries in Europe are now using the field of sports for promoting bilateral tourism.

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