The three day long Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force concluded at Mahinda Rajapakse International Stadium, Diyagama on 22 February. The Closing Ceremony was graced by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General N U M M W Senanayake RWP RSP USP USACGSC as the Chief Guest.
Major General A P de Z Wickramarathne RWP ndu psc Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force and Brigadier L F Kasthuriarachchi Deputy Commandant along with Senior Staff Officers of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force warmly welcomed the Chief Guest and accompanied to the grand stand in an elegant procession.
A large number of gathering included Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, distinguished Senior Officers of the Sri Lanka Army, retired Senior Officers, military personnel and spectators who have been looking forward to witness the skills and glamorous performances of energetic young men and women in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force.
The entire Championship brought much merriment and sensation to the youthful Volunteer Force personnel as their associates demonstrated their prowess securing stunningly impressive victories. The Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Inter Regiment Athletics Championship-2018 has established new meet records paving way for the emerging young athletes of the Volunteer Force to take part in international sporting events bringing much honour to the country.
As the events of the Championship were progressing, the cultural show that included a variety of cultural items in the stadium magnetized the spectators. Dazzling performances of the Civil Security Department troops at Band/Cultural display added variety to the event while skilled performers in the Army during the PT Display marveled the viewers through their sharp and synchronized movements.
Sri Lanka Electrical & Mechanical Engineers with 284 points and 6 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps with 264 points secured Men’s and Women’s Championships while Sri Lanka Light Infantry with 211 points and 4 (V) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps with 174 points became Runners Up. Commander of the Army, Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force and Senior Officers gave away the certificates, trophies and medals to the winners of the Championship.
Before Declaring the Championship 2018 Close, the Chief Guest was honourd with a souvenir to mark his presence at Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force – 2018.
Award Winners and New Meet Records are as follows:
CHAMPIONS OF THE MEET
BEST ATHLETE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP – MEN
S/89677 REC DANANJAYA LG SLEME LONG JUMP 7.78 (w-1.1) * NEW MEET RECORD
BEST ATHLETE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP – WOMEN
S/R100266 L/CPL RATHNA KUMARI EMU 5 SLAWC 400M 54.72 * NEW MEET RECORD
CHAMPION REGIMENT OF THE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
SRI LANKA ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEERS – POINTS 284
RUNNERS UP REGIMENT OF THE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
SRI LANKA LIGHT INFANTRY – POINTS 211
CHAMPION OF FIELD EVENTS
SRI LANKA ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEERS – POINTS 103
CHAMPION OF TRACK EVENTS
SRI LANKA ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEERS – POINTS 149
CHAMPIONS OF RELAY EVENTS
SRI LANKA LIGHT INFANTRY – POINTS 50
SRI LANKA ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEERS – POINTS 50
TUG OF WAR – MEN
CHAMPION – SRI LANKA LIGHT INFANTRY
RUNNERS UP – SRI LANKA ARTILLERY
CHAMPION BATTALION OF THE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
6(V) SRI LANKA ARMY WOMEN’S CORPS – 264
RUNNERS UP BATTALION OF THE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
4(V) SRI LANKA ARMY WOMEN’S CORPS – 174
CHAMPION OF FIELD EVENTS– WOMEN
6(V) SRI LANKA ARMY WOMEN’S CORPS – 93
CHAMPION OF TRACK EVENTS– WOMEN
4(V) SRI LANKA ARMY WOMEN’S CORPS – 129
CHAMPION OF RELAY EVENTS– WOMEN
4(V) SRI LANKA ARMY WOMEN’S CORPS – 44
TUG OF WAR – WOMEN
CHAMPIONS – 6(V)SRI LANKA ARMY WOMEN’S CORPS
RUNNERS UP – 3(V)SRI LANKA ARMY WOMEN’S CORPS
NEW MEET RECORDS : 13
MEN : 04
|10000M RW||S/M100851||L/CPL||CHANDIKA GS||SLEME||47:16.73|
|LONG JUMP||S/89677||REC||DANANJAYA LG||SLEME||7.78 (w-1.1)|
|SHOT PUT||S/M100943||L/CPL||JAYAWARDHANA RS||SLEME||15.91|
WOMEN : 09
|100M||S/2015VFRD88481||REC||FARDINANDIS MGRS||3 SLAWC||12.23 Heat-1|
|400M||S/R100266||L/CPL||RATHNA KUMARI EMU||5 SLAWC||54.72|
|800M||S/4R01026||CPL||DILRUKSHI NMC||4 SLAWC||2:10.75|
|100M HURDLES||S/R100061||L/CPL||SUGANDI BL||2 SLAWC||14.58|
|10000M RW||S/R100427||PTE||MADHIRIKA UVK||6 SLAWC||51:25.63|
|TRIPLE JUMP||S/2014VFRD86999||REC||LAKSHANI HDV||6 SLAWC||12.76|
|HAMMER THROW||S/R100266||L/CPL||AMARASINGHA AWASM||6 SLAWC||43.92|