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5 Service Corps Crowned as SF-J Sports Champions
[Updated :: 2010-10-27 19:10:32 Hours]


Final events and award ceremony of the athletic meet organized by the Headquarters Security Forces-Jaffna (SF-J) got underway at the SF-J playground at Palaly on Tuesday (26.10.2010) evening.

Finals of the meet saw the 5th Battalion Sri Lanka Army Service Corps claim the Champions’ Trophy while 7th Sri Lanka Armoured Corps and 3rd Sri Lanka Signals Corps won the second and third places respectively.

Preliminary competitions of some track and field events were conducted in different locations in Jaffna for competitors from all Brigades and Divisions. Finals started on 24th October at Palaly and were held for three days with participation of players qualified in preliminaries.

About twenty track and field sports were among the events that SF-J soldiers took part in. Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe attending the sports meet as Chief Guest gave away prizes and certificates to winners. A march past and a band display were presented by the troops at the end of the meet.

Private W.G.J.R. Karunathilake of 5th Sri Lanka Army Service Corps was adjudged the best male athlete and Private M.R. Anuradha of 4th Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police received the award for the best female athlete of the year.

Some school players had been invited by the organizing committee highlighting the theme “Unity through Sports” where they presented a few exhibition relay runs. Defeating other schools, boys and girls of Alaveddi Arunothya College received prizes and certificates from Commander SF-J as winners.

Special awards were presented to Regional Manager Bank of Ceylon Jaffna Mr. K.E.D. Sumanasiri by the SF-J Commander for his generous sponsorship extended to make the event a success, District Sports Officer Ms S Rubasingham, other sports officers and all school players who participated in the exhibition relay runs.

General Officer Commanding 51 Division Major General Janaka Walgama, Brigadier General Staff SF-J Brig. B.C.J.A.F. Rodrigo, senior officers of SF-J and large number of other ranks were present.

This sports meet which is an annual event of Jaffna was organized for soldiers serving in Jaffna to exhibit their sports talents and to take time off from routine duties to engage in recreation.


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