Lakshman Wijerathna of Sri Lanka Army wins Tour de Hiru - the biggest cycle race in Sri Lanka

Saturday, 06 July 2013 - 19:08


Lakshman Wijerathna of the Sri Lanka Army emerged victorious in Sri Lanka’s largest cycle race – Tour de Hiru.


Saman Kumara of the Sri Lanka Navy came in 2nd while Sudheera Nilanga of the Sri Lanka Police came in 3rd.


Tour de Hiru which coincides with the 15th anniversary of Hiru FM and was organized by Hiru TV and Hiru FM.


The Sri Lanka Air Force A team won the overall championship.


More than 150 cyclists representing the Tri Forces, Police, Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia Municipal Council, the German Friendship Cycling club and many more prominent sports clubs took part in this year’s edition of Tour De Hiru.


The 2nd stage of the race covered 160 kilometers and passed through the towns of Pelmadulla, Ratnapura, Eheliyagoda, Avissawella, Hanwella, Kaduwela, Yakkala, Nittambuwa and Attanagalla and concluded at the Kirindiwela town.