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
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