The Sri Lanka Air Force men’s
and women’s Beach volleyball teams won the Defence Services Beach
Volleyball Championship 2012 which was worked off for three days at the
Nogombo Beach Court Complex from 30 July to 01 August
In the women’s final, SLAF pair Cpl Gunawardena
KKGL and LAC Prasadini JHD beat Navy pair W/OD Gunasinghe BGS and W/OD
Sanjeewani YGN 21-10 and 21-08. In the men’s final, SLAF pair Sgt Kumara
MLAP and Cpl Yapa YHSM beat the Asian Silver medalists and national
champions OD Mahesh Perera and OD Wasantha Ratnapala in a keenly
contested match. The final score read 20-22, 21-13 and 16-14 in favour
of the SLAF pair.
In line with the international
rules, two teams apiece from the SLA, SLAF and SLN participated in both
men’s and women’s categories and the tournament was conducted according
to double elimination system.
The Deputy Chief of
Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, Major General EP De Z Abeysekera USP graced
the event as the Chief Guest.