Sri Lanka Army

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23rd November 2016 20:25:02 Hours

53 Division Organizes Inter Battalion Sports Tournament

Intending to promote athletic skills of Army personnel serving under the 53 Division, an Inter Battalion tournament of physical drills, cricket and volleyball was organized by the 53 Division Headquarters on the instructions of Major General Shavendra Silva, General Officer Commanding, 53 Division.

The finals of the tournament got underway at Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment grounds on Friday (18) in the presence of Air Mobile Brigade Commander, Brigade Commanders of 532 and 533 Brigades and a host of senior officers, including Commanding Officers of respective battalions.

4 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) and 12 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) sportsmen were selected for the finals in cricket while 5 Gemunu Watch (GW) and 8 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) athletes competed in the final volleyball match.

Following are the recipients of championship trophies and runners-up trophies in the tournament.

Cricket : 12 SLSR (Championship) 4 SLLI (Runners-up)

Volleyball : 8 VIR (Championship) 5 GW (Runners-up)

Drills : 4 SLLI (Championship) 20 Gajaba Regiment (Runners-up)

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