Fulfilling the expectations of the much enthusiastic and aspiring volleyball and netball players, the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force successfully concluded the finals of the Inter Regiment Volleyball Championship and the Inter Battalion Netball Championship 2017 at Indoor Stadium of National Youth Centre Maharagama on 25 June 2017 with the gracious presence of Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Major General M H S B Perera as the Chief Guest.
The Chief Guest of the Closing Ceremony was warmly welcomed by Deputy Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Brigadier W H D Mahanada and the Principal Staff Officer Brigadier K Prematilleke. Afterwards, the judges and Women’s teams of the Championship being introduced to the Chief Guest, the competition for the Women’s Volleyball Championship was set in motion between Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps and 6 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps. The women players of both teams at rivalry inspiringly fought to grab the victory. Eventually, bringing much ecstasy to the spectators, 6 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps with assuring display of performances secured the Women’s Championship of 2017 leaving the Runners up to Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps.
Soon, arose the much awaited occasion where the arena was set for Men’s Volleyball Championship. The competition between Sri Lanka Light Infantry and Corps of Engineer Services commenced after the judges and men’s teams were introduced to the Chief Guest. The two teams with youthful enthusiasm and vigour entered the fray bringing much joy to the spectators at the arena. Finally, Sri Lanka Light Infantry emerged an overwhelming victory and championed at the Inter Regiment Volleyball Championship of the year 2017.
A large gathering including the staff of the Headquarters, Colonel Coordinating Officers, Liaison Officers, Other Ranks and sports personnel witnessed the occasion. Certificates and awards were given away to the best men and women performers who excelled well during the Volleyball and Netball Championships.
Finally, Major General M H S B Perera the Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force gave away the Runners up trophy to Corps of Engineer Services and the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Inter Regiment Volleyball Championship trophy 2017 to Sri Lanka Army Light Infantry Regiment.
WINNERS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Netball Championship -2017
Champion – 6 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps
First Runners Up – 2 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps
Second Runners Up – Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps
Volleyball Championship -2017 – Women’s Championship
Champion – 2 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps
First Runners Up – Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps
Second Runners Up – 6 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps
Best Setter – Private Perera ATS 6 SLAWC
Best Attacker – Private Perera KTDD 6 SLAWC
Best Player – Private Senewirathne MSAS 6 SLAWC
Volleyball Championship -2017 – Men’s Championship
Champion – Sri Lanka Engineers
First Runners Up – The Gajaba Regiment
Second Runners Up – Sri Lanka Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
Volleyball Super League Championship
Champion – Sri Lanka Light Infantry
First Runners Up – Corps of Engineer Services
Second Runners Up – Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps
Best Setter – Lance Corporal Marasinghe MABM SLLI
Best Attacker – Lance Corporal Silva AHSM SLLI
Best Player – Lance Corporal Samakumara KMS SLLI
Best Server – Sapper Tharanga MAD CES
Best Defender – Lance Corporal Wickramasena WADMS CES
Best Receiver – Lance Corporal Udayanga MHSA SLLI
Best Blocker – Lance Corporal Mihiran GMC SLLI