11th World Military Golf Championship - 2017 to be held in November
The 11th World Military Golf Championship - 2017 is to
be held at the Air Force Eagles' Golf Links in China Bay, Trincomalee
from 12th to 19th November (2017). This was revealed at a media briefing
held at the Media Centre in Colombo today (02nd November).
The tournament will be held under the patronage the
Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne. This is the
first international golf tournament to be held in Sri Lanka.
The tournament will see 84 players from 12 countries
competing with each other for the championship trophy. The Sri Lankan
team is represented by 06 male and 03 female golfers. A highlight of
this tournament is the participation of female players for the first
time. In addition 27 officials from the International Military Sports
Council will officiate during the championship.
The State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene
and the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC
will grace the final day of the tournament.
Director of the MoD Media Centre, Major General Roshan
Senevirathna and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Organizing Committee,
Air Vice Marshal SK Pathirana were also associate with the press