3:54pm on Thursday 28th April 2022
The Inter Unit Powerlifting Championship 2022 was held at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala on 27th and 28th of April 2022. This year over 100 participants competed in both male and female categories and several SLAF records were met during the championship.

The final session and Awards Ceremony was held today (28 April 2022) at the Main Auditorium SLAF Trade Training School Ekala. The event was conducted under 8 weight categories for both Men and Women. The overall Men’s and Women’s Teams Championships were secured by SLAF Station Colombo, whilst SLAF Base Hingurakgoda emerged as Runners Up in both Men’s and Women’s categories.

The Director Aeronautical Engineering, Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Ranasinghe graced the Awards Ceremony as the Chief Guest. Members of the Air Force Sports Council and other invitees participated to witness the final session.


Best Lifter (Male)
Warrant Officer RMRPRC Lasantha (SLAF Station Colombo)

Best Lifter (Female)
Leading Aircraftwoman Dharmakeerthi BDIN (SLAF Station Colombo)

Winners in Men’s Weight Categories
- Warrant Officer RMRPRC Lasantha under 59 Kg (SLAF SLAF Station Colombo)
- Corporal Prasad KumaraAGA under 66 Kg (SLAF Inter Unit Powerlifting New Record Dead lift -191Kg /New Total Record-429Kg) (SLAF Base Rathmalana)
- Sergeant Jayawckrama TTAW under 74 Kg (SLAF Station Colombo)
- Corporal Siriwardana CTM under 83 Kg (SLAF Base Hingurakgoda)
- Sergeant Fernando WPS under 93 Kg (SLAF Base Rathmalana)
- Corporal Mahesh Kumara under 105 Kg (SLAF Inter Unit Powerlifting New Record Squat -150Kg/New Record Bench Press-101Kg) (SLAF Base Hingurakgoda)
- Sergeant Kulathunga KMAB under 120 Kg (SLAF Station Colombo)
- Civil Pushpakumara AM under +120 Kg  (SLAF Base Hingurakgoda)

Winners in Women’s Weight Categories
- Leading Aircraftwoman Athukorala ASK under 47 Kg (SLAF Base Hingurakgoda)
- Leading Aircraftwoman Dharmakeerthi under 52 Kg (SLAF Inter Unit Powerlifting squat new Record -63Kg/Total New Record-189Kg (SLAF Station Colombo)
- Leading Aircraftwomen Perera KBNP under 57 Kg (SLAF Staton Colombo)
- Leading Aircraftwomen Sewwandika KN 63 Kg (SLAF Base Hingurakgoda)
- Leading Aircraftwoman Wijesinghe WRARN under 69 Kg (SLAF CTS Diyathalawa)
- Leading Aircraftwoman Fernando WGL under 76 Kg (SLAF Station Bandaranayake International Airport)
- Corporal Udeni SAS under 84 Kg (SLAF Station Colombo)
- Leading Aircraftwoman De Silva YNS under +84Kg (SLAF Inter Unit Powerlifting squat new record-81Kg/New Deadlift Record-131/New Total Record-242Kg  SLAF Base Hingurakgoda)



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