Foam mattresses used for high jump at Uyanwatte in need of urgent repair

Monday, 24 February 2014 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Text and pix by P.D. De Silva A set of four covered foam mattresses used by high jumpers costs about Rs. 300,000 at present. The pictures show the appalling state of the only set of mattresses available at the Uyanwatte Stadium, Matara. It is evident that the officials of the Ministry of Sports in the Southern Province to whom the mattresses belong have made no attempt to repair them. With school sports meets being held now, high jumpers in Matara are at risk if they are compelled to use these mattresses.