Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

24 Division Clinches Inter-Division Basketball Championship

24 Division basketball team became the champions of the Inter-Division Basketball Tournament of the Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E) beating their rival, 22 Division by 75 - 70 points as the finals drew to the closure at the SFHQ - East basketball courts, amidst a large gathering of sports lovers and supporters on Friday (2).

Commander, Security Forces – East (SF-E), Major General Santhusitha Pananwala, extending his support to Army Basketball players witnessed the final tussle as the Chief Guest on the occasion.

The tournament was organized by the 24 Division under the guidance of Major General Mahinda Mudalige, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 24 Division.

The tournament commenced on 25 January with the participation of basketball teams of the SFHQ - E, 22 Division, 23 Division, 24 Division and Forward Maintenance Area – East (FMA-E).

Major General Santhusitha Pananwala, Commander, SF-E gave away the Championship trophy and other merit awards to the winners in the tournament.

GOC 22 Division Major General Aruna Jayasekera, Commander, FMA-E, Major General Manoj Mudannayaka, GOC, 24 Division, Major General Mahinda Mudalige, GOC, 23 Division, Brigadier Chula Abenayaka and Senior Officers were present in the event.

Best performances are as follows;

Best Shooter - Lieutenant T.C.A Ranaweera SLNG - 24 Division
Best Player - Lance Corporal S.D.M.A Gunawardhana - 22 Division