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Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist Rewarded

Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist Rewarded

[November 18 2018]


Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army in appreciation of the Army boxer, Sergeant M.V.I.R.S Bandara's achievement in the 21st Commonwealth Games, securing a Bronze medal (52 kg category) has decided to gift him with a new house in collaboration with his Regiment, 16 Corps of Engineer Services (CES).

The Bronze medalist this morning (16) had an audience with the Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters during which he was assured of all monetary support for construction of a new house for him and his family since they do not have their own one.

Lieutenant General Senanayake expressing his warm wishes and greetings inquired into his achievements in the Commonwealth Games in Australia, bringing credit to the organization and the country alike.

Accordingly, the new house construction for the medalist is to be carried out by his Regiment, 16 Corps of Engineer Services on the directions of its Colonel Commandant, Major General Jagath Gunawardena, Master General Ordnance.

The new house to be built by the CES at a cost of Rs 1.5m is to be partly supplemented with the funds, earmarked from the Commander's votes. Towards the end of the interaction, the medalist thanked the Commander for his concern for him and appreciation which would stimulate him.

Major General Jagath Gunawardena, Colonel Commandant, CES and Brigadier K.H Wadugodapitiya, Director Veteran Affairs were also associated with the meeting at the Army Headquarters.

Courtesy: Army Media Unit

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