The Inter Battalion Boxing Championship of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) at Dambulla got underway for three days (5 - 7 Jan) at the Mechanized Infantry Regimental Centre.
Finals of the championship gave the win to 3 Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) boxers while the 4 MIR team became the runners up.
Private H.M.I Siriwardena of 4 MIR was selected as the Best Boxer while Private W.A.U Dharmasiri of 3 MIR was adjudged the Best Loser in the tournament.
Lieutenant Colonel K.K.S Perakum, overlooking Centre Commandant graced the brief inaugural ceremony as the Chief Guest.
The event was organized on the directions of Brigadier Sumith Atapattu, Colonel Commandant of the Regiment, MIR and Director Media. The tournament got underway under the supervision of the overlooking Centre Commandant. The Commanding Officer 3 Mechanized Infantry Regiment coordinated and supervised the conduct of the tournament.
Overlooking Centre Commandant as the Chief Guest graced the final tussle of the championship and awarded trophies and certificates to the winners.
The prime objective of this event was to select the most suitable and talented players for the Mechanized Infantry Regiment Boxing Team and also to sharpen the organizing skills and leadership of Officers and Other Ranks.