Sri Lanka Army

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Gunners Emerge Champions for the 9th Time in Weightlifting

The Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment weight-lifters for the 9th consecutive time emerged champions in the Army Inter Regiment Weight Lifting Championship - 2021, held at the Army Indoor Gymnasium, Panagoda on Monday (27).

Artillery Weightlifters scoring 27 points won 4 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal and 4 Bronze medals and carried away the championship. The Gunners in the past 8 years were able to secure the Championship without a break. Following are the medal winners;

Gold Medals

Staff Sergeant AAAGS Abewickrama (Under 109 kg)

Staff Sergeant KMVRB Kulathunga (Above 109 kg)

Bombodier HRJ Wijayantha (Under 81 kg)

Gunner AM Ahamed (Under 73 kg)

Silver Medal

Private DBDC De Wimalaratne (Under 61 kg)

Bronze Medals

Lance Bombardier WKM De Silva (Under 89 kg)

Lance Bombodier UGRJ Kumarathunga (Under 96 kg)

Gunner D Dilanga (Under 67 kg)

Private RDP Abenayake (Under 55 kg)