Cricketers Gift Their Prizes to Brother Players of Jaffna District
:: 2010-04-12 12:40:20 Hours]
It was followed by another friendly match played between famous
cricket players in Jaffna and SF-J menís team who trounced the Jaffna
team scoring 54 in 10 overs.
Prizes for best batting, best bawling and best fielding were secured
by S. Mirando of the Jaffna District team, Lance Bombardier Jayasuriya
and Gunner Sanda Kelum of the Army respectively while the same prizes
for women went in the same order to Sanuja Ravi of the Jaffna womenís
team, Private Neluka Kanthi and Private Seneviratne of the Army.
Certificates for all rounder male and female players were awared
to Lance bombardier Senaratne and Private Chaturika Kumari of the
Most alluring event was that all valuable prizes won by both SF-J
teams were gifted to Jaffna District teams amidst big applause of
the spectators as a token of lasting comradeship.
This rare occasion that exhibited the escalating unity between the
civilian population and the Army drew a huge crowd of cricket fans
to the Central College ground.
Winners and runners up were awarded with trophies and certificates
by the northern Headquarters (SFHQ-J) of the Sri Lanka Army.
Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe RSP ndc IG graced
the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Government Agent and District Secretary Jaffna Mr. K. Ganesh, Senior
Army officers serving in Jaffna, all the principals of leading schools
in Jaffna, senior officers of the Provincial Education Department
and sports officers in the District were among the invited guests.