Sri Lanka Army

Defender of the Nation

Army Swimmers Win Overall Championship

Sri Lanka Army swimmers participating in the open swimming competition, organized by Negombo ‘Tiger Shark’ swimming club won the overall Championship (male) beating 27 school clubs and swimming clubs in the country.

The Army team also won the trophy for the Best Team out of tri-service and Police teams who attended the tournament. In addition, the medal awarded for the Best Disable Sportsman was also won by Private S.M Prashantha of 5 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment. The Army’s Staff Sergeant R.K Priyantha of 6 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment received the medal for the Best Oldest Sportsman.

In the 2 km long open swimming competition, 9 Army swimmers won the 6th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th slots. Meanwhile, Private R.W.D Zoysa of the 4 (v) Sri Lanka Women’s Corps secured the 3rd place in the women’s category.