in Vadamarachchi East, once hit with fear of artillery and mortars
fall posing an ugly picture of morose life due to overwhelming
terrorist activities has now been able to provide civilians there
with a peaceful environment for a revitalized life. People in
this area, majority fishermen, are now leading a normal life continuing
with their livelihood, education and sports activities.
the most popular sport played by the youths during their leisure
in the grounds by the side of the sea. With view to promoting
the sport and encouraging the soccer players in the 55 Division
area, Headquarters 55 Division organized an Interclub Soccer Tournament
recently at which energetic youth in Vadamarachchi area, who play
with minimum facilities, showed their talents. Preliminary rounds
of the tournament commenced in last week of September with the
participation of 11 sports clubs out of which Aliyavalai Arunothya
and Uduththurai Bharathi were qualified for the finals played
on Friday (05 October) at Uduththurai Senthamil grounds.
At the final
whistle, each side had scored 2 goals. However, with penalties
played subsequently, score board displayed 5-2, and Arunothya
SC of Aliyavalai was adjudged the champions. Twenty seven year
old national player Muththukuamr Nagulesvaram of Aliyavalai who
won a President’s award for his talents in 2010 also played for
of the wining team and the runners up was given a valuable mobile
phone by the 55 Division. In addition, “Hype” Energy Drink Company
gave 12 T shirts to the champions, 05 T shirts to umpires and
trophies for the winners and the runners up. Headquarters 55 Division
gave footballs to all teams that took part in the tournament.
The Sri Lanka Army Artillery Brass Band conducted a Band Display
during the interlude for the entertainment of general public.
Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe
graced the occasion as Chief Guest on the invitation of Brigadier
B.H.M.A. Wijesinghe, General Officer Commanding – 55 Division.
K. Jesurathnam and Rev. Fr. K. Justin of Pilivaneri Church Champianpaththu,
Rev. Satheeswara Kurukkal of Pallai Amman Kovil, General Officer
Commanding (GOC) 55 Division Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe, General
Officer Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe, General
Officer Commanding 51 Division Brigadier Chandana Gunawardana,
Divisional Secretary Maruthankerny Mr. S. Thirilinganathan, Divisional
Secretary Pachchilappallai Mr. S. Sathyaseelan, Manager Hype Energy
Drink Company Mr. Asanka Wijekoon and a large crowd witnessed
the final match.
was resettled during the first phase in 2010 and Sri Lanka Army
in support of government reconciliation process conduct multidimensional
activities wining hearts & minds of people.