Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

Published on - 9/6/2004

Differently-able Army sportsmen go for para-Olympics

Sri Lanka Army\'s differently-able soldiers, now geared to fly to Athens, Greece for 2004 Para-Olympics games met Army Commander Lt. Gen S. H. S Kottegoda in his office this morning (Monday, 06) to receive his blessings for their arduous undertaking at international level.

Major H. R Wickremasinghe (archery), Private Bandara Tennekoon (High Jump), Private Berty Silva and Corporal M. D. J. K Manatunge (Wheelchair Tennis) and Sergeant K. V. C Priyadharshana (Swimming) are the five Army personnel who represent the Sri Lanka Army during the forthcoming Olympics.

Those Army representatives, selected out of six members belonging to the national team are scheduled to leave for Greece on 19 September 2004 in the company of Major J. R. Ampemohotti (Team Manager) and Colonel Sunil Somaweera (Medical Officer).

During their meet with the Commander, those participants exchanged views on future Olympics prospects and their selection to represent this prestigious event. Lt. Gen S. H. S Kottegoda wished them good luck and shook hands with them as their Manager in the company of Medical Adviser, Major General K. Dudley Perera looked on.