Fulfilling the expectations of the much enthusiastic and aspiring netball players, the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force successfully concluded the finals of the Inter Battalion Netball Championship at Indoor Stadium of National Youth Centre Maharagama on 28 May 2015 with the gracious presence of Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force and Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Engineers Regiment Major General H C P Goonetilleke graced as the Chief Guest.
The Chief Guest of the Closing Ceremony was warmly welcomed by Deputy Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Major General W D L P Wickramasinghe and ushered to the Stadium. Afterwards, the judges and Women’s teams of the Championship being introduced to the Chief Guest, the competition for the Women’s Championship was set in motion between 2 Sri Lanka Army Women’s 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 2015 leaving the Runners up to 2 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps.
Senior Officers including Brigadier K Prematilleke Principal Staff Officer, Brigadier W W M G R Perera Brigadier Administration, Colonel K T S S Gunawardhane Brigadier Logistics, Colonel C. Ranaweera Colonel General Staff Branch, Colonel Coordinating Officers, Liaison Officers, Officers and sports personnel of the Volunteer Force attended the occasion.
05 women’s teams representing the Volunteer Battalions have entered into the battle for the championship at the Youth Centre grounds during the three day long championship.
Certificates and trophies to the best men and women performers who excelled during the Netball Championship were given away by Brigadier W W M G R Perera Brigadier Administration, Brigadier K Prematilleke Principal Staff Officer and Major General W D L P Wickramasinghe the Deputy Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force.
Eventually, the Chief Guest Major General H C P Goonetilleke joined the presentation of certificates, Inter Battalion Netball Championship trophy and the Runners up trophy to the respective achievers of the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps.
Finally the Vote of Thank was delivered by Colonel C. Ranaweera Colonel General Staff Branch of the Headquarters and concluded the proceedings of the occasion with the National Anthem being played.