Corporal M.R Ratnayaka of Special Forces (SF) who participated in the recent National Canoeing & Kayaking competition, organized by Sri Lanka Canoeing & Kayaking National Association at Diyawanna waters, secured the Silver medal in KI - 200 m event.
This was the first time, a disabled Other Ranker of the Army won a Silver medal in this national competition.
Canoeing is a recreational boating activity or paddle sport, in which sportsmen kneel or sit facing forward in an open or closed-decked canoe.
Kayaking is played with the use of a kayak for moving across water. It is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle.