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Southern wins NSG hockey title after 12 years – Sports


By Susil Premalal
Southern State emerged champions in the men’s category and Central State emerged champions in the women’s category in the 48th National Sports Games (NSG) Inter-State Hockey Tournament organised by the Sports Development Department and the Ministry of Sports in Welisara.
Southern Province won the Gold Medal in the NSG Hockey Tournament after a gap of 12 years. In the Men’s final, Southern Province defeated North West Province and in the Women’s final, Central Province defeated Western Province.
In the Men’s and Women’s Tournaments, Central Province and North West Province won Bronze Medals.
Meanwhile, the Best Player Award went to Sandaruwan Priyalanka from the South Zone in the Men’s category and Vimukthini Kaluarachchi from the Central Zone in the Women’s category.