13th March 2019 18:08:56 Hours
The finals in the Inter Battalion, Platoon and Battalion Support Weapons (BP & BSW) competition & the award ceremony of the ‘Paces’ & Obstacle Crossing Competitions - 2019 of the Security Forces in - Jaffna got underway at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) premises in the presence of Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army on Monday (11) as the Chief Guest.
A total of 25 Infantry and support Battalions in the Units of the SFHQ-J competed in the competition, finally pushing 4 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) and 5 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) competitors to vie against each other for supremacy.
At the end, 4 SLSR troops emerged victorious after a very close tussle and carried away the championship while their rival 5 VIR troops were placed second. The third place went to participants in the 17 Gemunu Watch (GW) competitors.
Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army at the invitation of Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna awarded the Championship trophy to the 4 SLSR Battalion and 5 VIR and 17 GW achievers in those Battalions.
The awarding for other achievers was joined by Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi. A large gathering including Senior Officers were present at the awarding ceremony.