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Army Silver Medalists Welcomed Home

Sri Lanka Army athletes who competed in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship in Bhubaneswar, India arrived home this morning (11).

Private H.L.N.D Lekamge of the 4 (V) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC), won the Silver Medal in Javelin Throw (Women’s) event in the tournament and recorded her personal best performances covering 58.11m in the Javelin Throw.

Army athletes, Corporal M.G.A Premakumara of Gemunu Watch (GW), Corporal H.M Dilip Ruwan of GW and Corporal H.K.K Kumarage of Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers of the Sri Lanka Army Sports Club who vied in the 4 x 400 relay event meanwhile recorded 3.04.80 performances and won the Silver Medal in the tournament.

Several representatives representing the Director General Army Sports and the Directorate of Army Sports were at the airport to welcome those athletes. Ministry of Sports and National Olympic Committee supported the arrangement.