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27th March 2017 15:33:05 Hours

SF - KLN Annual Athletic Championship 2017 Ends

The annual Athletic Championship of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) was held at the Central College grounds in Kilinochchi during 22 - 26 with the participation of the troops of 35 Battalions and 8 relay teams representing schools (civil sector) in the area.

The event was organized and conducted under the guidance of Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana, Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi.

It was aimed in order to tap hidden sport talents of the soldiers and elevate them to suit national and international standards.

More than 300 athletes comprised of Officers and Other Ranks serving all the formations in the SFHQ-KLN competed during the events.

Towards the end of the final day, Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana, the Chief Guest awarded trophies and medals to the competitors who excelled during the meet. The overall championship went to the 57 Division while the 65 Division secured the runners-up slot in the meet.

In addition to the Track and Field events, physical training demonstrations and band displays, together with cultural shows added glamour and colour to the closing ceremony.

Senior Officers, Officers, Government Officials, civilians and school children witnessed the final day event.