GUWAN HAMUDA PAPEDI SAWARIYA – 2019

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“Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya” was flag-offed by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy this morning alongside the Air Headquarter Colombo. This cycling event which is a much looked forwarder racing event is Sri Lanka cycling , is conducted for the 20th consecutive year and in line with the 68th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force. The race is co sponsored by Abans Group of Companies and David Pieris Motor Company whilst People’s Insurance is the Insurance partner .

Speaking at the commencement of the race,  Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy said “The objective of the race is to offer an opportunity to the cycling fraternity to take part in a competitive event and to promote the sport in Sri Lanka. We are happy to be doing this for the past 20 years with the support of our valued sponsors”. The Air Marshal also thanked the Sponsors, the President and members of the Sri Lanka Cycling federation, the Sri Lanka Police and the organizing committee for their support and for organizing a yet another high profile race.

Over one hundred and fifty male Racing Riders were at the starting line this morning in front of the Air Headquarters who then proceeded to Kandy on the 1st Leg of the race. The 2nd day, the riders will proceed to Anuradapura and thereafter see the finishing line in Polonnaruwa on the 3rd day (3rd).

The race schedule

Men’s Race(1st March 2019 to 3rd March 2019)

  1. 1st Day – Colombo to Kandy (125.00 Km )
  2. 2nd Day – Kandy to Anuradapura (154.00 Km)
  3. 3rd Day – Anuradapura to Polonnaruwa (135.00 km)

Women’s Race (3rd March 2019)                                                                                            

  1. Dambulla to Polonnaruwa (65.00 km)

In keeping with the traditions and the norms of “Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya”, for the year 2019 Race too, handsome cash awards for Individual and Group winners, amounting to more than Rupees 1.4 Million will be given away.

Men’s Race

  1. 1st Place                                –           Rs. 300,000.00
  2. 2nd Place                                –           Rs. 150,000.00
  3. 3rd Place                               –           Rs. 100,000.00
  4. 4th Place                               –           Rs    50,000.00
  5. 5th Place                               –           Rs.   30,000.00
  6. 6th Place                               –           Rs.   20,000.00
  7. 7th Place                               –           Rs.   15,000.00
  8. 8th Place                               –           Rs.   12,500.00
  9. 9th Place                               –           Rs.   10,000.00
  10. 10th Place                             –           Rs.   10,000.00
  11. 11th Place                             –           Rs.      5000.00
  12. 12th Place                             –           Rs.      5000.00
  13. 13th Place                             –           Rs.      5000.00
  14. 14th Place                             –           Rs.      5000.00
  15. 15th Place                             –           Rs.      5000.00

Overall Sprint Champion                            –           Rs. 50,000.00

1st Day Sprint Champion                            –           Rs. 10,000.00

2 nd Day Sprint Champion                                     –           Rs. 10,000.00

3 rd Day Sprint Champion                          –           Rs. 10,000.00

Leg Winners

1.  1st Place –           25,000.00

2nd Place     –           15,000.00

3rd Place      –           10,000.00

Overall mountain champion                       –           Rs.   15000.00

Team Champion                                           –           Rs.150,000.00

Team Runner up                                           –           Rs.  75,000.00

Overall Young Champion                           –           Rs    50,000.00

Women’s Race

  1. 1st Place                                –           Rs    50,000.00
  2. 2nd Place                                –           Rs.   30,000.00
  3. 3rd Place                               –           Rs.   20,000.00
  4. 4th Place                               –           Rs    15,000.00
  5. 5th Place                               –           Rs.   10,000.00
  6. 6th Place                               –           Rs.     5,000.00
  7. 7th Place                               –           Rs.     3,000.00
  8. 8th Place                               –           Rs.     3,000.00
  9. 9th Place                               –           Rs.     3,000.00
  10. 10th Place                             –           Rs.     3,000.00

Overall Sprint Champion                            –           Rs.   10,000.00

Team Champion                                           –           Rs.   30,000.00

Team Runner up                                           –           Rs.   15,000.00

In addition to these cash awards, all participants Managers are also paid an allowance of Rs. 2000.00.

The final awards ceremony will be held at the Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda at 6.00pm on 3 March 2019 where the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy will grace the occasion with the sponsors and other distinguished guests and give away the awards.