Army sport stars excelled in int’l sports promoted



Sportsmen and sportswomen who shone distinctively in international sports events representing the Sri Lanka Army were felicitated at the Commander’s office at the Army HeadQuarters last morning (20).

The sport stars were awarded with appreciative compliments and cash incentives in order to encourage them further.

Army Commander Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage commended the achievements of these sport stars and talked to each one of them in the presence of the Director Sports of the Army.

These international achievers included Sergeant M.M Theekshana, the widely known Sri Lankan cricket player of the Army who is a member of the Sri Lankan Cricket team who won the Asia Cup Championship – 2022, Corporal T.T Algama, Corporal K.B.Y De Silva and Corporal M.A.I.J Perera, all of them in the Sri Lankan National Netball team who won the Asian Netball Championship – 2022 and the Bodybuilder, Corporal R.A.D.P Rajapaksha who won the Bronze Medal in the Asian Bodybuilding Championship – 2022.

In recognition of their achievements, the Army Chief instructed respective authorities to promote these achievers in rank in an attempt to stimulate them further.

Accordingly, Private M.M Theekshana was elevated to the rank of Sergeant, Private T.T Algama, to the rank of Corporal, Private K.B.Y De Silva to the rank of Corporal and Private M.A.I.J Perera to the rank of Corporal.

The Army Commander also awarded financial incentives to Sergeant M.M Theekshana, Netball Team Members and Bodybuilder Lance Corporal R.A.D.P Rajapaksha extending his best wishes for their future.

Major General WASS Wanasinghe RSP USP NDU, Commander, Security Forces Mullaitivu, Major General WBSM Abeysekera RSP USP, Director General Financial Management and Brigadier KAWNH Bandaranayake USP, Director, Army Sports were also present during the occasion.

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