Inter Regiment Swimming and Water Polo Championship - 2017 finals of the Army and the prize-awarding ceremony were held on Thursday (17) at Panagoda Army cantonment swimming complex.
The tournament competed by 242 swimmers of 14 Regiments and five battalions, representing Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) under 4 categories for 47 Gold medals continued for 3 days during August 15 - 17.
At the invitation of Major General Piyal Wickramaratne, Director General General Staff (DGGS) and the Chairman of the Army Swimming Committee the newly-appointed Deputy Chief of Staff, Major General Dampath Fernando attended the final awarding ceremony of the tournament as the Chief Guest and he gave away trophies to the winners.
The final results are as follows:
Open Category (Men’s):
Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) - Winner.
Sri Lanka Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) - Runners-up.
Open Category (Women’s):
1 Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women is Corps (SLAWC) - Winner.
2 (V) Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) – Runners-up.
Novice Category (Men’s):
Gajaba Regiment (GR) - Winner.
Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) - Runners-up.
Novice Category (Women’s):
2 (V) Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) - Winner
4 (V) Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) - Runners-up