Elle players of the 22 Division and netball players of the 3 (V) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) respectively secured championship trophies in the Inter Division Elle and Netball Tournaments of the Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E) during the finals played on Friday (16) at the SFHQ - E grounds in Welikanda.
Commander, Security Forces – East (SF-E), Major General Santhusitha Pananwala graced the occasion as the Chief Guest encouraging the players who had their final rounds of the tournaments shared a couple of views with them.
Teams from SFHQ- East, Divisions and Forward Maintenance Area – East (FMA-E) confronted with one-another during the tournaments on knock-out basis.
22 Division players emerged victorious beating their rivals 23 Division who carried away the runners-up slot in the Elle Tournament. Similarly, in the netball finals, 3 (V) SLAWC and 5 (V) SLAWC vied for supremacy. However, 3 (V) SLAWC emerged victorious pushing 5 (V) SLAWC players to the runners-up slot. The Chief Guest at the final tussle, Commander, SF-E gave away the Championship trophy and other merit awards to the winners in the tournaments.
Lance Bombodier W.M.A Saman Kumara of the 23 Division secured the award for the Best Batsman while Private A.W Dhananjaya of the 22 Division was adjudged the Best Fielder and the one who took the most number of catches in the Elle Tournament.
Staff Sergeant W. Erandathi of the 3 (V) SLAWC was chosen as the Netball Queen while Lance Corporal R. Priyani of the 3 (V) SLAWC won the award for the Best Centre Court Player and Corporal T.A Nelumdevi of the 3 (V) SLAWC won the Best Defender’s award.
Major General Aruna Jayasekera, General Officer Commanding, 22 Division, Major General Manoj Mudannayaka, Commander, FMA -E and Senior Officers were present during the finals.