10th January 2019 14:30:21 Hours
The Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the objective of improving sports talents of troops in Kilinochchi launched a cricket and volleyball tournament and finals were held on Wednesday (9) January.
The cricket tournament gave the win to cricketers of the 21 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) team, organized under the supervision of the 65 Division. 11 Gajaba Regiment (GR) cricketers got the runner-up slot.
3 GR volleyball players of the 57 Division won the championship in the volleyball tournament, organized by the 57 Division with the help of 3 GR troops. 1 GR became the runner-up.
In the meantime, two civil teams from Mankulam Maha Vidyalaya and Karanchi Sports Club vied for supremacy in volleyball during the same tournament. After a close tussle Karanchi Sports Club volleyball players won the championship.
Brigadier Deepthi Jayathilake, General Officer Commanding, 66 Division, attended as the Chief Guest in the awarding ceremony and gave away trophies to the winners in cricket while Brigadier Wasantha Kumarpperuma, General Officer Commanding, 65 Division distributed trophies and certificates to the winners in volleyball.
Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, Senior Officers, Other Ranks and school students watched the finals.