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65 Division Basketball Tournament Gives Victory to 1 GR

65 Division Challenge Trophy Basketball Tournament concluded on Sunday (24) in the 65 Division sport complex, giving victory to the 1 Gajaba Regiment (GR) team in Thunukkai.

8 teams participated in the tournament. The final match was held between 19 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Battalion and 1 Gajaba Regiment (GR) players. After a close contest, 1 GR players emerged victorious for the year 2018.

Lance Corporal G.B.M.D Gamage of the 1 Gajaba Regiment became the Best Player of the tournament and the General Officer Commanding, 65 Division awarded trophies and certificates to the winners and runners-up.

The event was organized by the 1 Gajaba Regiment under the supervision of the 652 Brigade.

Brigade Commander, 651 Brigade, Senior officers of 652 Brigade, Commanding Officers, many Officers and Other Ranks participated in the event.

Major General Kumara Peiris, General Officer Commanding, 65 Division graced the occasion as the Chief Guest in the final tournament. The tournament were meant to inspire all basketball players and for interested potential members serving all formations under the 65 Division.