Apr 16, 2021

Record breaking SLAF swimmer promoted

Leading Airman Roshan Abeysundara, the Sri Lanka Air Force swimmer who recently set a new Asian long distance swimming record by swimming back and forth between Thalaimannar and Dhanushkodi in India, has been promoted.

Air Force Commander Sudarshana Pathirana promoted Abeysundara to the next rank of Corporal  in appreciation of his record breaking achievement.

Abeysundara completed the swimming feat in just 28 hours, 19 minutes and 43 seconds and renewed Sri Lankan V.S. Kumar Anandan's 50-year-old record which was set in 1971 by swimming the Palk Strait in 51 hours.