10th December 2017 07:52:33 Hours
The Inter-school Age Group Swimming Meet, organized annually by the Defence Services College, Colombo 2 got to a start for the third consecutive year Saturday (9) morning in the pool premises.
Mrs Dhammika Jayaneththi, Principal, DSC, Colombo on behalf of the Organizing Committee welcomed the day’s Chief Guest Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake to the inauguration of the opening ceremony and conducted him to the pool premises.
Soon after the recital of the national anthem, the Commander of the Army officially inaugurated the swimming competition 2017.
About 1000 participants from 84 differentschools Island-wide are scheduled to compete in this meet during 9-10 December.
Mrs Dammika Jayaneththi, Principal, DSC offered a symbolic plaque to the visiting Commander of the Army as a token of memory and thanked him for his presence for the occasion.
The finals and the prize awarding ceremony will take place Sunday (10) evening.
Military Officers and a few directors of the Ministry of Education graced the event as special invitees.