Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

18th June 2016 01:53:04 Hours

SFHQ-East Inter Divisional Athletic Meet Held

With the intention of enhancing and uplifting the sports talents among soldiers at the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) an Inter Divisional Athletic Meet was organized at the Sports Complex at the SFHQ-E during 8-11 June.  

At the final awarding ceremony, Drill Display, Band Display and Drum beating were performed where Major General K.M.U Wijerathne, Commander, Security Forces – East (SF-East) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The 23 Division emerged as the Champions scoring 171 points while the SFHQ-East team became runners-up in the Inter Divisional Athletic Meet. 

More than 250 athletes took part in the meet, representing 22, 23 and 24 Divisions in the SFHQ-East. 

Several schools in the Eastern Province were also accommodated in the Sports Meet and they vied in the 4x400 m male and female relay events.

Lance Corporal W.P.P Alwis of 3 (Volunteer) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) and Private Sanjeewa of 18 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) received trophies as the best female athlete and the best male athlete of the match, respectively. 

General Officer Commanding (GOCs) at 22, 23 and 24 Divisions, Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, and other senior officers, officers and other ranks serving under the SFHQ – W and Buddhist monks, Zonal Educational Directors, Divisional Secretaries, Principals, Teachers and School children witnessed the event.