Win the Championship in 8th Sri Lanka Army Inter Regiment Taekwondo
[Updated :: 2010-06-08 20:11:29 Hours]
The 8th Inter Regiment Taekwondo championship of the Sri Lanka Army
that concluded in Jaffna on 7th June 2010 saw the Gajaba Regiment
emerge victorious displaying best performance throughout.
rounds were held on 3rd and 4th June instant at Security Forces
Headquarters - Jaffna (SF - J) gymnasium before qualified players
from various Regiments vied for the cup at Jaffna Hindu College
auditorium on Monday (07).
event started with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Commander SF
(J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe who was received by Brigadier
General Staff SF (J) and Chairman Sri Lanka Army Taekwondo Association
Brigadier B.C.J.A.F. Rodrigo.
was conducted in eight weight classes, Fin, Fly, Bantam, Feather,
Welter, Light, Middle and Heavy. Winners in each weight class were
awarded with bronze, silver and gold medals.
overall aggregate, Gajaba Regiment was adjudged the Champion while
the award for the runner up was shared by Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment
(SLSR) and Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC). They received their
awards from the Chief Guest.
Private Wijerathne C.G.S. of SLSR won the medal for the best player
in novicesí category. Gold medals for the best players in menís
and womenís category were respectively secured by Lance Corporal
Perera A.W.I of SLSR and Private Gayani P.G.S. of 2 (Volunteer)
Sri Lanka Army Womenís Corps (SLAWC). 2(V) SLAWC became the winner
in the womenís category defeating 5 (V) SLAWC, the runner up.
feature at the award ceremony was that out of around 60 trainees
of Jaffna Tamil youth who were trained by Sri Lanka Army Taekwondo
training instructors twelve received their 1st belt from the SFJ
Commander. It was the first batch of Jaffna Youth trained by the
Sri Lanka Army under its Civil-Military Coordinating Affairs launched
on a concept of Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe.
the 8th Inter Regiment Taekwondo Championship in Jaffna is expected
to be the catalyst to spread the sport in the peninsula.