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Jaffna SCs & SF-J Teams at Friendly Encounters
[Updated :: 2010-07-14 20:20:50 Hours]

Jaffna district basketball team, in their encounter with the 52 Division team of Security Forces-Jaffna (SF-J), recorded a grand victory on Thursday 8th defeating their opponents after a tough game played at the Division Headquarters ground in Varani.

The winning team had to battle hard to score since the 52 Division team posed a big challenge from the beginning. The Army team comprised players representing Brigades and Units deployed under the 52 Division which organized the tournament under the guidance of General Officer Commanding Brigadier Lal Perera.


Meanwhile, a cricket tournament organized between Wadamarachchi and Thenmarachchi sports clubs and SF-J teams was held for three weeks at different locations in respective areas. Sixteen teams representing various sports clubs and fifteen Army teams representing various Units took part in preliminary matches started on 14th June.

However, Karaveddi Gnanam Sports Club team and 3 (Volunteer) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (3(V) SLSR) team were selected for finals which saw 3 (V) SLSR soldiers won the match.

Commander Security Forces-Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe attended the final match played at Kunjalkade on 9th July as Chief Guest.

Those sports events were organized to improve the skills of youth in the area, who missed opportunities due to terrorist activities in the north and to strengthen the rapport between Army and civilians.

Priests, senior officers of the Army, Police, civil administration and education field and villagers witnessed the event.


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