Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

05th January 2016 19:59:59 Hours

58 Division Sports Festival Held

Galle-based 58 Division troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) organized a sports festival to mark their 07th anniversary on 04 January under the supervision of Major General K.C Gunawardana, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 58 Division. 

Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-West graced the occasion as the Chief Guest at the invitation of GOC, 58 Division. 

During the event, several tournaments were held, including volleyball, cricket, football, tug of war and badminton in the sports ground on January 4.

582 Brigade players became champions in cricket and badminton while the 583 Brigade became the runners-up and also won the football championship. The 58 Division won the runners-up shield and the 581 Brigade won the championship in the tug of war where the 583 Brigade became the runners-up. 

The sport festival wound up with the Inter-Brigade Volleyball tournament between 582 and 583 Brigades at the volleyball court. 4 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) representing the 583 Brigade and 9 Gemunu Watch (GW) representing the 582 Brigade won the first and second places. 

4 SLSR won the Volleyball Championship and 9 GW became the runners-up. 

The SF Commander gave away trophies to the winners. Senior officers, officers and other ranks witnessed the event.