|Â BOCâ€™s 75th anniversary â€˜Abhiman Peragamanâ€™ cycle race ends in Kandy
Bank of Ceylon Abhiman Peragaman cycle race ended in Kandy on Saturday 23 August 2014. It was also observed that there were a large number of cycling clubs that took part in this event. Cycling is considered a popular sport event in Sri Lanka and there are a large number of cycling enthusiasts in the country.
The race started on 23 August 9:30 a.m. in front of Bank of Ceylon Head Office and reached Kandy via Kiribathgoda, Ambepussa, Alawwa, Kurunegala, Galagedara and Katugastota by 1 p.m. on the same day. BOC Chairman Air Chief Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama was Chief Guest and he signalled the start of the cycle race by waving BOC flag. Bank of Ceylon General Manager D.M. Gunasekera gave away the prizes to the winners in Kandy.
Over 100 licensed cyclists took part in this race that BOC Abhiman Peragaman organised jointly with the Sri Lanka Cycle Federation. The media partnership for the event was provided by Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, while Sri Lanka Police also assisted in conducting the cycle race from Colombo to Kandy.
Winners were awarded with attractive cash prizes from the bank. The 1st place was awarded with Rs. 200,000, 2nd place with Rs. 150,000 and 3rd place with Rs. 100,000. Also awarded were consolation cash prizes for the 25 winners of the cycle race.