4 civil sports clubs from Pooneryn area on Sunday (26) participated in a friendly football tournament, organized by the 66 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) as one more project of Civil-Military Cooperation.
The project, launched with the objective of further promoting gestures of reconciliation and goodwill between the Security Forces and civilians, attracted a large gathering and the finals in the tournament took place between Pallikuda ‘Jolly Boys’ sports club and Ilanneriyan Sports Club. However, ‘Jolly Boys’ sports club won the day with 2 - 0 against its rival.
The event, organized under the directions of Brigadier Duminda Keppetiwalana, General Officer Commanding, 66 Division had its awarding ceremony with Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana, Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi (SF -KLN) as the Chief Guest.
A display of Army skills in Army Taekwondo, Yamaha Motorbike riding and an exhibition match played between the SFHQ-KLN football team and the winning civil team, ‘Jolly Boys’ added thrill and excitement to the occasion. Major General Kariyakarawana gave away trophies and mementos to the winners at the end of the tournament.
Rev Father Aruldasan, Brigadier Athula Galagamage, GOC, 57 Division, 661 and 662 Brigade Commanders, Officer in Charge of Pooneryn Police Station, senior officers, officers, other rankers and a gathering of civilians witnessed the finals at Pooneryn.