The Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Inter Regiment Athletics Championship 2018; the main sporting event of the year was ceremonially declared open today (20th February) at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Diyagama by the Chief Guest of the Opening Ceremony Major General A P de Z Wickramarathne RWP ndu psc Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force.
Upon the arrival and warm reception by the Deputy Commandant and the Principle Staff Officer, the Chief Guest was ushered to the pavillion. Subsequently, the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Flag and the Army Sports Flag were hoisted by the Chief Guest and the Deputy Commandant respectively and 2 minutes silence was observed in memory of the Fallen War Heroes. Symbolizing the spirit of the games, the Olympic Lamp was lit and the Chief Guest declared open the Athletics Championship of the year.
A large gathering of Senior Officers of the Army and the Volunteer Force witnessed the Opening Ceremony. The Closing Ceremony of the event will be held in the evening hours on 22nd February with the gracious presence of Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest.