Army Para Games 2010 concluded
Army Para Games 2010 ceremoniously concluded with the
participation of over 1000 disabled war heroes at Army Grounds today (24
Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa graced the
occasion as the chief guest.
War Heroes, who sacrificed their legs and limbs to
bring the lasting peace to the country, showcased their multiple sport
talents in the Sri Lanka Army Para Games 2010 tournament.
Speaking at the event the Secretary Defence said that
war heroes had made tremendous sacrifices during the last 30 years to
liberate the country from the most ruthless terror outfit in the world
and many were disabled in action but, still their courage and morale are
at the highest level. We should appreciate their participation in this
Army Para Games 2010.
He further emphasized that "as a responsible
government we always take care of them catering for each of their needs
such as medical needs, housing problem, legal issues, education of their
children and so on, the welfare of disabled war heroes is our paramount
concern". In addition the Ministry of Defence has built a "Ranaviru
Nikethanaya" at Atthidia for permanently disabled war heroes and it is
nearing completion. Apart from that the Army too has initiated "Abimansala"
project at Anuradhapura to cater for permanently disabled war heroes.
Finally, he said that he was happy to see the talents
displayed by the disabled war heroes and wished them all a brighter
Sergeant Rajakaruna of SL Army Singha Regiment
honoured as the best sportsman of the Army Para Games 2010.
The Chairperson of the MOD Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Ioma
Rajapaksa, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath jayasooriya
and Mrs. Jayasooriya and senior army officers were present at the