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Tri Service Contingent Bags Two Bronze Medals at the 5th Military World Games

Published on: 4:48pm on Thursday 28th July 2011
Tri Service Contingent Bags Two Bronze Medals at the 5th Military World Games
The tri-service team comprising athletes from the Sri Lanka Air Force, Sri Lanka Army and the  Sri Lanka Navy bagged two bronze medals in the 4x100 M (Men’s) and the 4x400 M (Women’s) event at the 05th Military World Games held at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from 15th to 24th July 2011.

7000 competitors took part in these games from more than 100 countries. A 72 member team represented the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka at the games. The SLAF contingent included AVM Anura Silva as Judo team captain, Air Commodore A.P. Abeysekara as coach athletics team, Air Commodore Harsha Fernando as Deputy Chef De Mission, Wing Commander Padman Costha as Volleyball team captain and Squadron Leader MCM Fernando as the Womens Volleyball team coach. 

Airman Ranil Jayawardana was part of the team that won the first Bronze being placed third in the 4 X 100 whilst Corporal Chandrika Rasnayaka contributed to the second Bronze medal in the 4 X 400 relay and just missed another Bronze by few seconds in the 400m race.

The Bronze medalists are as follows

4 X 100m (Men)



Ranil Jayawardana-    SLAF
Safran Shareef-    SLA
Chamara Gihan-    SLA
Shehan Ambepitiya-    SLN


4 X 400m (Women)

Chandrika Rasnayaka-    SLAF
Menaka Wickramasinghe-    SLA
Dilrukshi Champika-    SLA
Kusumawathie A-    SLA

The SLAF was represented by the following sportsmen and women at the games:

JUDO

                                                                               

S/No

Svc No

Rank

Name

 

01

01280

AVM

WA SILVA

Team Captain

02

23240

Cpl

Weerasinghe    MAAM

Physio

03

015933

AC

Wickramage    JSK

 

04

019250

AC

Bandara HMCJ

 

05

019489

AC

Jayawardana WGUR

 

06

TA 28301

AC

Dharmawardane RCN

 

07

AW 3014

AC

Fonseka

 

08

AW 3015

AC

Rathnayake

 

09AW/01405ACWijerathne    DGCD 
10AW/01406ACBandaramanike BGS 

11

AW/01498

AC

Wijewardana DYL

 




TRACK AND FIELD


                 

S/No

Svc No

Rank

Name

 

01

01378

Air Cdre Ajith Abeysekeracoach

02

09796

Sgt   Prassanna Fernandophysiotherapist

03

AW/1286

SgtSujani Bhuddhika

100,100 x 4, 200

04

AW/01318

CplChandrika Rasnayake

100x4,400,200,400x4

05

AW/01318

Cpl

Samanmali DAS

1500,400 x 4

06

TW/1230

ACDulakshi WPEK

3000

07

TA/2782ACJayawardana PARS

100x4




VOLLEYBALL / BEACH VOLLEYBALL


S/No

Svc No

Rank

Name

 

01

01879

Wg Cdr

PN De Costa

Team caption

02

02141

Sqn Ldr

MCM Fernando

Girls team coach

03

14868

F/Sgt

Udayakumara WP

Refree

04

08582

Sgt

Silva GBDR

Refree

05

AW/01305

LAC

Gunawardana  KKGL

 

06

TW/1262

AC

Gunasinghe  HNL

 

 

 

 



 
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