10th Defence Service Games begins
The 10th Defence Services Games- 2018 was officially
declared open at the Indoor Sports Stadium of the Panagoda Army
Cantonment on Tuesday (03rd April). The largest sports festival of the
tri forces was declared open by the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral
Ravindra Wijegunaratne during a colouful ceremony last evening.
This year the Defence Services Games will see more
than 1000 Army, Navy and Air Force sports personnel vying for honours in
a number of sporting events including athletics, badminton, basketball,
volleyball, cricket, kabaddi, karate, sailing, rugby, football,
swimming, squash, table tennis, water sports, weight lifting, gymnastics
and wushu etc.
The Defence Service Games - 2018 is being hosted by
the Sri Lanka Army.
Commander of the Army and President of the Defence
Services Sports Committee (DSSC), Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake,
Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy, Chief of
Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Neil Rosayro, senior tri forces officers
and a large number of tri forces sportsmen and sportswomen were also
present at the occasion.