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Sri Lanka Army Shooters in Czech Republic Shine with Many Medals

Sri Lanka Army shooters who competed in the International Metallic Silhouette Shooting Union (IMSSU) tournament won 10 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals and 11 Bronze medals under Small bore open sight light rifle, Small bore open sight silhouette rifle, Small bore rifle open sight aggregate, Small bore all sight and Small bore rifle categories in North Bohemia Shooting Range , Czech Republic.

The tournament in North Bohemia Shooting Range, held during 18 - 29 July was competed by 8 shooters of the Sri Lanka Army, including Brigadier D.S.D Welikala, Team Manager.

Sri Lanka’s record win in a foreign country attributes to the extensive and careful training given by the Sri Lanka Army Small Arms Association (SLASAA) prior to the event.

Here follows the list of achievers;

Brigadier D.S.D Welikala won the 1st place (Gold medal) in small bore rifle open sight team aggregate

Major C.S Rathnayaka won the following places.

Small bore open sight light rifle - (3rd place) Bronze medal

Small bore open sight silhouette rifle – (3rd place) Bronze medal

Small bore rifle open sight aggregate – (3rd place) Bronze medal

Small bore all sight – (2nd Silver Medal)

Small bore rifle – team (3rd place) - Bronze medal

Small bore rifle open sight - team (1st place) – Gold medal

Small bore rifle all sight - team (1st place) – Gold medal

Big bore rifle – team (3rd place) - Bronze medal

Captain P.K.J.S Gayanga won the following places in the events.

Small bore open sight light rifle – (2nd place) - Silver medal

Small bore open sight silhouette – (1st place) – Gold medal

Small bore open sight aggregate – (1st place) – Gold medal

Small bore rifle all sight aggregate – (1st place) – Gold medal

Air rifle – (3rd place) - Bronze medal

Small bore rifle - team (3rd place) - Bronze medal

Small bore rifle open sight - team (1st place) – Gold medal

Small bore rifle all sight - team (1st place) – Gold medal

Big bore rifle – team (3rd place) - Bronze medal

Warrant Officer II G.K.H.M Lasantha won the following places in the tournament.

Small bore rifle all sight – (3rdplace) –Bronze medal

Small bore rifle – team (3rd place) - Bronze medal

Small bore rifle all sights – team (1st place) – Gold medal

Small bore rifle all sight aggregate – (1st place) – Gold medal

Big bore rifle – team (3rd place) - Bronze medal

Small Bore Rifle Open Sight - Champion - Major C.S Rathnayaka; Sri Lanka Army Service Corps

Small Bore Pistol - Champion - Lieutenant W.A.P Hemachandra; Gemunu Watch

Air Rifle - Champion - Major C. S Rathnayaka; Sri Lanka Army Service Corps

Air Pistol - Champion - MsRuwiniAbeymanna; Negombo Rifle Shooting Club

The Army winners on arrival back home on Wednesday (2) were welcomed at the airport by several Senior Officers.