SLAF Station BIA Wins Inter Unit Baseball Tournament- 2018

SLAF Station BIA Wins Inter Unit Baseball Tournament- 2018
SLAF Station BIA Wins Inter Unit Baseball Tournament- 2018
Baseball Inter Unit Championship Tournament was conducted at the SLAF Trade Training School Ekala from 18 June 2018 to 02 July 2018. 11 teams representing different Air Force establishments participated in the keenly contested tournament.

Preliminary round matches were played from 18 June 2018 to 25 June 2018 and the final match was played between SLAF Trade Training School Ekala and Sri Lanka Air Force Station Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) today (2 July 2018). SLAF Station BIA won the final encounter and emerged as Champions while SLAF Trade Training School Ekala emerged as the Runners Up Team.

The final match was witnessed by a large gathering including Commanding Officer of SLAF Station BIA, Group Captain Senaka Fernadopulle, Commanding Officer of the SLAF Trade Training School Ekala, Group Captain Jude Perera, Chairman of SLAF Baseball, Air Commodore Sujeevan Senaratne, Secretary Baseball, Wing Commander Chandimal Hettiarachchi, other senior officers and other ranks.

The award ceremony was conducted later in the evening with the ceremonial opening of the Soccer and Hockey Ground Complex at SLAF TTS Ekala by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy. The Commander awarded the Championship and Runner up trophies as the Chief Guest and Mr. Fizal Hussain, the Chairman Sri Lanka Amateur Baseball Association, gave away the special awards as the Guest of Honour.

Special Awards

Best Fielder 
Aircraftman Mudith Kumara BAF  – SLAF Ekala

Best Batter
Leading Aircraftman Udumalalawa UABP – SLAF BIA

Best Pitcher
Leading Aircraftman De Silva KGKJ  – SLAF BIA

Most Valuable Player
Leading Aircraftman Bandara MNS  – SLAF BIA