RTC Magic Million Cup Race Day

Published : 9:11 am  April 19, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (371) reads | 

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By Kamanthi Wickramasinghe

The cool breezes of Little England once again welcomed the April season, making it one of the busiest towns in 
the country. 
Nuwara Eliya is a much visited destination during the time of the New Year especially due to its mild climate and the seasonal atmosphere. Adding to this excitement was the RTC Magic Million Cup Race Day which pulled off in a grand style 
last weekend.

Meheran, owned by Hasanga Jayaratne who strode alongside Alcazaba to a nail-biting victory added much curiosity and excitement to the RTC Magic Million race. A fashion segment designed and choreographed by Deepthika Jayakody and music by Misty added more glamour to the event. Making things more exciting a raffle draw was held after every race, giving a chance for the guests to be involved in the event. 
In addition to that various giveaways were awarded for the Best Hat, Best Dressed Lady, Gent and Couple. 
During the event, a few guests spoke to us and shared their views about the event :


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“If we look back at the last 10-15 years the NuwaraEliya season was only for locals. But now there are various events happening around this town such as carnivals etc. After the RTC came in they have spent a lot to develop it and they are going to have the races every month. Through this they will be able to get more tourists coming in to this place. In addition to that we have received USD 80 million to establish a high altitude centre for races which will be the fourth of its kind in Asia. This will be a fully-fledged sports centre and its construction work will commence in June. Then anybody from any part of the world could come here and practise for the races.”
 DayasiriJayasekara, 
Minister of Sports 

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