The Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links hosted the Commander’s Cup – 2018 Annual Golf Tournament, which was concluded on 27 January 2018 in the picturesque settings of China Bay, close to the harbor city of Trincomalee.
The tournament, played under the ‘Handicap Rules’ was open to all and started off at 0700 hrs with the participation of sixty (60) enthusiastic golfers.
Mr. Gamini Jayaweera won the Commander's Cup 2018 securing the highest marks in the Gents Division of 35 points while Mrs. Niloo Jayathilake won the Ladies' Trophy with a total score of 35 points. Mr. Lalith Pinto was placed the runner up of Gents Division with 33 points. Mr. R Wijegunaratne received the award for the longest drive and Group Captain Rajinth Jayawardena received the award for the closest to the pin in the gents category, while Mrs. Niloo Jayathilake took the honours for the longest drive in the ladies category.
The awards were given away at a gala awards ceremony held at ‘Marble Beach Air Force Resort' during the afternoon of the same day. The Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy and Mrs Anoma Jayampathy were present at the links and at the afternoon’s awards ceremony to watch the golfers in action and to give away the awards.
Chief of Staff of SLAF Air Vice Marshal DLS Dias, Director Air Operations of the SLAF and Chairman of SLAF Golf Air Vice Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, and Commandant of SLAF Academy China Bay Air Commodore HSS Thuyacontha also participated in the tournament.