Grand Finale of the 'Jaffna Got Talent' held at the Security Force
Headquarters - Jaffna on 05 July 2019 and the Commander of the
Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake graced the event as
the Chief Guest.
'Jaffna Got Talent' is an initiative of the Commander, Security
Force - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi to unveil
the singing and dancing talents of Army Officers and Soldiers
serving in the Jaffna Peninsula. The event not only provided the
opportunity to excel their talents but also gave them a time to
break their monotonous life style.
Competitors attended several rounds of selections in front of
a professional panel of judges to get into the final round.
Wisharada Nirmala Ranathunga, Wisharada Nihal Gamhewa, Musician
Antony Surendra, Veteran Dancer Pradeepa Ariyawansha, Veteran
Dancer LL Rangana Navodani Ariyadasa and Professor Ariyarathne
Kaluarachchi were present as the panel of judges at the final
selection. Famous actor cum compere, Kamal Addararachchi and Mrs.
Subuddhi Lakmali performed as the moderators. The Winner of the
Singing Star Competition was S/16D00652 Lance Corporal Pushpakumara
ACGS of 16(V) SLLI, 1st Runner-up was S/529866 Private Nawarathna
NPUM of 4 VIR and 2nd Runner-up was S/829032 Lance Corporal Soyza
JD of 1 MECH INF. The winner of the Dancing Star Competition was
S/H100540 Private Madushan HHS of 12(V) VIR, 1st Runner-up was
S/654485 Private Ravindra RMD of 4 SLAMC and 2nd Runner-up was
S/12H01111 Lance Corporal Gunarathne WMEA of 12(V) VIR.
Awards for the winners were presented by the Commander of the
Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayaka, Major General Shavendra
Silva, Chief of Staff and the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna,
Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi.
Around 6000 Army, Navy, Air Force and Police personnel attended