Rodrigo Elected the New Chairman Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation
:: 2011-08-23 12:15:18 Hours]
B.C.J.A.F. Rodrigo, the incumbent Chairman of the Sri Lanka Army
Teakwondo Association was selected the new Chairman Sri Lanka Taekwondo
Federation (SLTF) at the General Meeting held at Sports Development
Department in Colombo on Saturday (20).
The appointment fell vacant as the former Chairman Hon. Minister
of Housing, Construction, Engineering Services and Common Amenities
Mr. Wimal Weerawansa resigned from the post recently.
Brig. Rodrigo played a pioneering role to introduce taekwondo as
a martial art to Jaffna organizing free training courses for Jaffna
youths and school children with coordination of Jaffna Education
Authorities. Under his able chairmanship, Army teakwondo players
were to reach international standard and win gold, silver and bronze
medals in recently concluded Malaysia Open Teakwondo Championship.
In addition, he has been taking a great interest to uplift the standard
of cricket in Jaffna organizing coaching camps in conjunction with
Sri Lanka Cricket and national players, and also friendly matches
between Jaffna Sports Clubs and Security Forces.
Brigadier Rodrigo is presently serving as the Brigadier General
Staff of Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SF-J).