11th September 2018 15:11:52 Hours
The Athletic Meet of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment, aimed to enhance the sports skills of the Officers and Other Rankers in all regular and volunteer SLLI units got underway at the Public Grounds, Anuradhapura during 3 - 4 September 2018.
Organized by the SLLI Athletic Committee under the guidance of Major General J.R. Kulathunga, Colonel of the Regiment, SLLI, 22 Battalions, including those in the Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) battalion competed in the 2-day tournament.
Major General J.R Ampemohotti marked the opening of the sports events by lighting the Olympic torch.
The closing ceremony of the tournament on 4 September was headed by Major General J.R Kulathunge, Colonel of the Regiment, SLLI and Commandant Defence Services Command and Staff College as the Chief Guest who was also the heavy-weight behind the realization of the event.
15 SLLI troops emerged the Champions in the tournament while the RHQ SLLI Battalion troops were pushed to be the runners-up.
The Chief Guest on the final day gave away trophies to the winners. Lance Corporal K.G.G Ekanayake from RHQ SLLI Battalion clinched the Best Athlete title in the meet.