OUTSTANDING SPORTS ACHIEVERS OF 2022 FELICITATED BY THE COMMANDER
9:54am on Monday 31st October 2022
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana in the capacity of President Air Force Sports Council (AFSC) graced a special felicitation ceremony which was held this morning (31 October 2022) at Air Force Headquarters. SLAF Sportsmen in the disciplines of Baseball, Hockey and Rugby were felicitated during the ceremony. The personnel from these sports have performed outstandingly at National and International Sports Championships. Meanwhile, keen individuals who performed National and International levels were also felicitated with special rewards by the President Air Force Sports Council.

Additionally, the Commander of the Air Force, promoted the two individuals of the National Women's Cricket, Corporal Ranasinghe OU to the next rank of Sergeant and Leading Aircraftwoman Shehani KGM to the next rank of Corporal in appreciation of their performances to achieve Runners-up in Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women's T-20 Championship 2022.

Apart from the special individuals the SLAF Rugby Head Coach, Mr. Shamlie Afraz Nawas, Assistant Coach Mr. Dilan Soyza and SLAF Baseball Coach Mr.Vihanga De Silva were appreciated by the Commander for their untiring dedication towards keeping the SLAF flag flying high.

The event was attended by the Chief of Staff, Members of the Air Force Board of Management along with Chairmen, Secretaries, Managers and a cross-section of players of SLAF Sports Disciplines.

SUMMARY OF INDIVIDUAL FELICITATED

Best Player of Sri Lanka Rugby 7s Tournament- 2022
Aircraftman 2 Under Training Dabare ATD

Most Valuable player of the tournament of Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship National Baseball Cup-2022
Leading Aircraftman Sandaruwan WDS

Gold medalist at 47th National Sports Festival – Marathon
Leading Aircraftman Rathnapala TW

Team member for 2nd South Asian Women’s Basketball Championship 2022 title
Flying Officer SAN Sasanthi

Team member secured the Runner-up at 8th World Carrom Championship 2022
Corporal Perera BUC   

Team members of the National Women’s Cricket secured Runners-up in Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women's T-20 Championship 2022
Corporal Ranasinghe OU
Leading Aircraftwoman Shehani KGM


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