31st August 2023 19:31:00 Hours
The Inter Regiment Triathlon Championship got underway on Sunday (27 Aug) at the Chandrika Tank bund in Embilipitiya with the participation of 72 competitors representing 12 Regiments.
The championship events consisted of 750m swimming, 20 km cycling and 5 km running.
Major General M.K Jayawardena RSP VSV USP ndu, Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers and Chairman of the Army Triathlon Committee attended the event as the Chief Guest.
During the event, the Sri Lanka Artillery secured the team championship pushing Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for the runner-up trophy.
Notable individual performances are as follows:
1st Place - Gunner M.C.P Merignghage - SLA
2nd Place - Lance Corporal B.D Priyankara -VIR
3rd Place - Lance Bombardier H.C.K Sugathapala - SLA
1st Place - Craftsman G.A.C.S Wickramarachchi - SLEME
2nd Place - Lance Corporal M.P.S.R Priyadarshana -SLEME
3rd Place - Lance Corporal H.B.A Chandrasiri -SLAOC
1st Place - Lance Corporal H.K.I.T Udayakumari - SLAWC