09th February 2018 16:11:15 Hours
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Army Motor Sports Committee - 2017 (AMSC) was held recently at the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) conference hall under the patronage of its Chairman, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi.
During the meeting, AMSC hailed the Army’s contribution to the promotion of motor-racing in the country and appreciated its past achievements of the members.
The AGM focused on forming a team of drivers, riders and officials to take Army motorsports in Sri Lanka to the next generation. The Army Motor Sports Committee expects to organize the first ever Defence Services Competition and the Second Army Inter Regiment Motor Cross in March.
Further, the discussion also sought possibilities of registering the Army Motor Sports Committee.
Two separate glittering ceremonies meanwhile organized respectively by the Federation of Motorcycle Sports Sri Lanka (FMSSL) and the Sri Lanka Auto-Sports Drivers Association (SLADA) recently recognized exclusive skills of Sri Lankan drivers and riders, including Army achievers for the year 2017.
Those awarding ceremonies, held at Grand Monarch Hotel, Thalawathugoda and Golden Rose Hotel, Boralesgamuwa separately appreciated Signalman D.B.K Silva (125 & 250 cc) and Private A.W.L.J Kumarasinghe (standard 250 cc) who won national Championships in the FMSSL event and Signalman D.B.K Silva (125 cc) and Private A.W.L.J Kumarasinghe (standard 250 cc) in the SLADA competition in the presence of a distinguished gathering.
Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Chairman, Army Motor Sports Committee, Brigadier Wasantha Madola, Deputy Chairman, Army Motor Sports Committee, Lieutenant Colonel Randhi Jayasinghe, Secretary, Army Motor Sports Committee, Lieutenant Colonel J.K.D.G Jayasinghe, Treasurer, Army Motor Sports Committee who are instrumental in organizing island-wide motor sports racing events, attended the AGM at Jaffna.