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SLAF, Navy Joint Champs at DSG 2010

Published on: 2010-10-02 12:57:24
SLAF, Navy Joint Champs at DSG 2010
Bringing the 6th Defence Services Games to an exciting close, Sri Lanka Air Force and Sri Lanka Navy emerged joint champions of 2010 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium yesterday evening.

Clinching a dozen Gold medals each, both winning teams took home several awards at presentation of awards at the closing ceremony of the Games. Sri Lanka Air Force took 12 Gold, 12 Silver and 6 Bronze with a total of 28 medals to their glory. Close behind was Navy with 12 Gold, 13 Silver and 5 Bronze.

Meanwhile the sportsmen and women from Army bagged 6 gold medals. Defence Secretary Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapakse was Chief Guest at the ceremony. Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke along with Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Navy Chief Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe were also present. Also in attendance were high ranking officers and other ranks personnel from all three forces.

Three athletes from the three Armed Forces who were adjudged best athletes received challenge trophies. Receiving the award from Navy was Sub Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapakse for his excellence showed in rugby and shooting.

Corporal Dilrukshi NPS who excelled in athletics received the challenge trophy for Sri Lanka Army while Corporal Tharaka Abeykoon of Sri Lanka Air Force was adjudged the best sportsman for his skilled playing at Volleyball.

The vibrant event saw several segments of song, dance and music performed by the country’s leading artistes who joined with the troupes from the forces to pay tribute to the true heroes of the motherland.

The following awards were presented to the team captain by the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe.

                                                                                                                       
Athletic Men
- WO Ruwan Pradeep (SLAF)
Athletic Women
- Sgt Pramila (SLAF)
Badminton Men
- Wg Cdr Bodisela (SLAF)
Badminton Women
- W/OD De Silva GLN (SLN)
Basket Ball Men
- Lt BDS Thisera (SLN)
Boxing Men
- LAC Pattiarachchi (SLAF)
Cricket
- L/Cpl Prasad KHC (SLA)
Cycling
- L/Cpl Harischandra TPG (SLA)
Hockey
- L/Cpl Jayasundara DR (SLA)
Judo Men
- A/B Fernando MKK (SLN)

The award for the Best performance by an individual from the Navy -  S/Lt Yoshitha Rajapaksha (Shooting/ Rugger)

The following awards were presented to the team captains by the Commander of The Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasooriya


                                                                                                                       
Kabadi Men
- L/Cpl Bandara BWLNK (SLA)
Kabadi Women
- AB Chamila PP (SLN)
Karate Men
- Sgt Chandrarathne (SLAF)
Karate Women
- Cpl Somasinha (SLAF)
Net Ball
- Cpl Dammika WMM (SLAF)
Rugby
- Sgt Susantha PWMA (SLA)
Soccer
- L/EM Kumara (SLN)
Shooting Men
- S/Lt Yoshitha Rajapaksha (SLN)
Shooting Women
- Sgt Prasadika AGA(SLAF)
Squash
- Cpt SA Weerasinghe (SLN)

The award for the Best performance by an individual from the Army -  Cpl Dilrukshi NPS (Athletic)

The following awards were presented to the team captains by the Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke



                                                                                                                       
Tennis
- W/C TA Wimalarathne (SLAF)
Table Tennis
- AC B Walgampola (SLAF)
Volley Ball Men
- Cpl Jagath SS (SLAF)
Volley Ball Women
- Cpl Samaraweera (SLAF)
Weight Lifting
- LAC Perera WRS (SLAF)
Wrestling
- AB Milan HAM (SLN)
Water Polo Men
- OD Lasitha Perera (SLN)
Water Polo Womenn
- W/OD Darmadasa C (SLN)
Swimming Men
- L/Pt Daminda RPMP (SLN)
Swimming Women
- W/OD Kadanaarachchi MJC (SLN)

The award for the Best performance by an individual from the Air Force -   Cpl Tharaka Abeykoon (Volleyball).



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