Finale of the Badminton Tournament in Security Forces - Jaffna
was held at the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna Indoor gymnasium
on 04 May 2018. The Commander Security Force Jaffna, Major General
Darshana Hettiarrachchi graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
General Officer Commanding of 52 Division Major General Laksiri
Waduge and General Officer Commanding of 51 Division Major General
Roshan Senavirathna attended as the Special Guests. This event
was a concept of the Commander Security Force Jaffna to improve
sportsmanship and to develop cohesion among officers and soldiers
while grooming them to become national level players. All establishments
under command to Security Force Jaffna had an opportunity to participate
in this event after many years. 523 Brigade organized the Badminton
Tournament with the participation of 28 teams. The tournament
was held under two categories (single and double) in two age groups
(over 18 and over 40).
of the over 18 age group (single) was Lance Corporal Jayathilake
MAS of 5 SLLI representing the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna
and Runner-up was Lieutenant WRDS Weerawaththa SLCMP. The winners
of the over 18 age group (double) were Major KMGS Kodithuwakku
RSP GW and Major HMJ Premathilake RSP SLLI. The Runners-up were
Major PAANMSK Weerasinghe SLLI and Major AGN Dhanasiri SLLI by
representing the 2 (V) SLLI. The winner of the over 40 age group
(single) was Major PAANMSK Weerasinghe and Runner-up was Lt Col
RI Hanthanaarachchi 4 SLAMP. The winners of the over 40 age group
(double) were Lt Col HEMIWSS Ekanayake GW and Lt Col BN Madanayaka
GW representing 51 Division. The Runners-up were Major IG Hettiarrachchi
ESR and Major NPCN Gunasena ESR representing the 5 ESR.
The Winners and Runners-up were awarded trophies, medals and
certificates by the Commander Security Force Jaffna and GOCs of
51 and 52 Divisions. A number of Army personnel participated to
witness the final games..