Sri Lanka’s Sports Oscars, the Sports 1st Mobitel Platinum Awards Night, organized to recognize the years of hard work put in by Sri Lankan sportsmen and women, commenced on Sunday, the 30th of November evening at the Stein Studios in Ratmalana with a grandiose display, where Sandaru Nisansala Weerasinghe of Mora was awarded the Best University Sportsperson of the Year 2014.
The most colourful and entertaining event in the MoraSpirit calendar, followed up the enormous success in ‘Inter University Games 2014’ - in which University of Moratuwa shared the major honours with University of Colombo -Spitzer 2014 was held in Mount Catamaran Beach Restaurant at Mount Lavinia on the 30th of October.
The eagerness to own the prestigious Black and White jersey is the force that drives the players forward, the jersey that was worn by the current players’ role models. This hunger to earn that jersey has made the player compete with himself and kill his weaknesses and refuse to give up on achieving more day by day. And it is this attitude that has made them strive to be champions both on and off the field.
“Mind is the master power that moulds and makes
And man is mind and evermore he takes
The tool of thought and shaping what he wills
Brings forth a thousand joys; a thousand ills
He thinks in secret and it comes to pass
Environment is but his looking glass.”
So says James Allen, a pioneering figure of modern inspirational thought, seeing through eyes of a journalist how great men formulate their inherent energy into a productive positive light.