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“ Ali Kumaran Kumar Anandan” Memorial Swimming Pool declared open by Minister Mangala Samaraweera

“ Ali Kumaran Kumar Anandan” Memorial Swimming Pool declared open by Minister Mangala Samaraweera

The International standard “ Ali Kumaran Kumar Anandan” Memorial Swimming Pool that has been constructed at Valveddiththurai was declared open by Minister Mangala Samaraweera, yesterday.

Speaking there, Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that a structure has been created for the development of North. Several projects for improving the Industrial Sector of North have been initiated through Budget , he said.

It is notable that, “ Ali Kumaran Kumar Anandan” is the holder of the following  7 Guinness world Records:

  1. Swimming across Palk strait   twice – 1975.04. 18-20th – 51 Hrs. 35 Min.
  2. Non stop bicycle riding – 1979. 5.2 – 10th – 187 Hrs. 28Min. – 1,487 Miles
  3.  Non-stop Ball punching1979.12. 26 – 1980.01.01 – 136 Hrs. 28 Min.
  4. Speed sit ups – 1980.05.15 –  165 times  in 2 Min.
  5. Balancing on a single leg – 1980.05.15 – 17th – 33 hrs.
  6. High Kicks – 1980.12.31 – 1981.01.01 – 9100 kicks in 06 hours 51 min.
  7. Treading in water – 1981 July 27 – 1981. 08.01 – 80 Hrs 33 Sec.

He had established another 07 world Records not recognized by Guinness.

He died while trying establish a Record, swimming across English Channel.

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