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Brig. Rodrigo Elected the New Chairman Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation
[Updated :: 2011-08-23 12:15:18 Hours]

Brigadier 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).

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