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Army Drivers & Riders Show Excellent Performances in Colombo Super Cross - 2017

The Colombo Super Cross 2017, the inaugural motor sports event organized by the Sri Lanka Navy in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR) was flagged off recently at the motocross and gravel track in Welisara.

At the invitation of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Before the commencement of the series of racing events, the Commander of the Navy opened the racing tracks setting the platform ready for an exciting day of racing.

Around 125 racing riders and 85 drivers across the country competed under a total of 22 motorcar and motorcycle events (12 motorcars and 10 motorcycles events).

The following drivers and riders of the Sri Lanka Army secured respective places at this inaugural motor sports event at Welisara.

5500cc Diesel Truck & Jeep

Colonel S.P.I.M.B Samarakoon – 3rd place

Open Event Truck & Jeep

Lieutenant Colonel J.K.D.G Jayasinghe of SLEME - 3rd place

1275cc Group SL E Mini Open Event

Lieutenant Colonel J.K.D.G Jayasinghe of SLEME – 1st place

125cc Racing Defence Service Event

Private D.B.K Silva of SLSC – 1st place

Lance Corporal P.M.J Zigera of SLCMP – 2nd place

Private A.W.L.J Kumarasinghe of SLASC – 3rd place

250cc National Event

Event No 1

Private A.W.L.J Kumarasinghe of SLASC – 2nd place

Event No 2

Private A.W.L.J Kumarasinghe of SLASC – 1st place

Racing 250cc National Event

Event No 1

Lance Corporal P.M.J Zigera of SLCMP – 1st place

Private A.W.L.J Kumarasinghe of SLASC – 5th place

Event No 2

Lance Corporal B.M.I Basnayake of SLCMP – 5th place