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‘Mr Army' 2017 Goes to SLASC in Inter Regiment Tournament

Awarding of prizes to the winners in the Inter Regiment Body Building, Weight-Lifting and Power Lifting Tournament - 2017 took place at the Indoor Gymnasium Complex at Panagoda on Thursday (16).

Major General Duddly Weeraman, Chief Field Engineer of the Army graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, together with several Senior Officers.

The finals of the Inter Regiment Body Building Tournament - 2017 was held on Thursday (16) at the Army gymnasium Panagoda where the SLAGSC clinched the winners’ trophy while Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) participants secured the runners-up slot.

Sergeant U.K Amila of the Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) became the Best Body Builder and was adjudged ‘Mr Army' and received his trophy from Major General Duddly Weeraman, Chief Field Engineer of the Army .

Inter Regiment Power Lifting Tournament- 2017 was held at the Army Power Lifting gymnasium on Tuesday (14) with the participation of 11 Regimental teams. Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) secured the first place with 19 points while SLAGSC with (17 Points) and SLSR will (16 Points) secured Second and Third places respectively.

Corporal S.K.S Pradeep of the SLSR was named as the Best Power Lifter for the year - 2017 during the prize awarding ceremony.

Meanwhile, the Inter Regiment Weight Lifting finals were also held on Wednesday (15) at the Army Weight Lifting gymnasium where Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) secured the championship with 26 points for the year 2017. Sportsmen and women representing16 regimental teams competed during the tournament. The SLNG team collected 18 points and became runners-up while SLAGSC bagged the third place with 6 points.

Lance Coropral Wasantha Kumara of the SLSR was crowned as the Best Weight Lifter in the tournament.

Major General Wajira Palihakkara, Chairman, Army Body Building, Weight Lifting and Power Lifting Committee encouraged the competitors during the tournaments.