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SLAF Sports Stars Shines at the Colours Awards 2014 - 2015

Published on: 11:46pm on Friday 8th July 2016
SLAF Sports Stars Shines at the Colours Awards 2014 - 2015
Sri Lanka Air Force Colours Awards  2014 - 2015, a gala ceremony held at the Eagle’s Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall today (08 July 2016).

The Air Force Colour Awards ceremony is an acknowledgement  of the achievements of the sports personalities in the Sri Lanka Air Force. These achievements are the outcome of commitment, sacrifice and sweat of all stakeholders in the sphere  of sports disciplines in the SLAF. The Commander of the Air force Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala  graced the occasion.

The Vartharasa trophy for most outstanding sportsman awarded to Cpl Warnakulasooriya WDB for Cycling (2014) and Cpl Ranasinghe RMSJ for Athletics (2015). Flying Officer RMCS Rasnayake (2014) and Cpl Nimali WKLA (2015) who excelled in Athletics, bagged the Flight Lieutenant Priya Abeyweera Gunawardana Trophy for the most outstanding sports woman.

Chief of Staff of the SLAF Air Vice Marshal Ranil Gurusinghe, members of the Board of Management and all senior officers present at this grand ceremony which honoured 560 sportsmen and women in 28 sports disciplines.

No 26 Regiment Wing SLAF Base Katunayake and SLAF Station Colombo awarded with the Vernon Rajapaksha Trophy for being the Best Unit in Sports of the year 2014 and 2015 respectively.

The outstanding Sport of the Year which is honoured by the President Air Force Sports Council Trophy was awarded to women’s Athletics (2014) and Netball (2015) and men’s Cycling (2014) and Athletics (2015).

Meanwhile the Most Dedicated Sports Personality of the Year was presented to Warrant Officer DUTA Jayantha Kumara (Manager Boxing) 2014 and Master Warrant Officer HMC Abeyrathne (Basketball) 2015 while Lac Aththanayake AMAP and Lac Kaluarachchi AL awarded with the ACM Harry Goonetileke Trophy as the Best Rugby player of the Year 2014 and 2015.


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