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Army Para Games 2010 concluded

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 Sep) evening.

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 future.

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 occasion.


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