SRI LANKAN DEFENCE SERVICES TRIATHLON TEAM DEPARTED TO PARTICIPATE 24TH CISM WORLD MILITARY TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP AT FRANCE
10:27pm on Thursday 4th May 2023
The Sri Lankan Defence Services Triathlon team has departed the country on 4 May 2023 in order to participate for the 24th CISM World Military Triathlon Championship which is scheduled to be held from 5 May 2023 to 9 May 2023 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France. This Championship will be contested by 22 countries as Uzbekistan, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Brazil, Luxembourg, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Canada, Belgium, USA, Slovenia, Poland, Chili, Equateur, Greece, Sri Lanka, Nederland, India, Lithuania and Kuwait.

The Commander of the Air Force and President Defence Services Sports Board, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana conveyed his best wishes to the participants and wished them all success during the games. The Secretary Defence Services Sports Board Group Captain Eranda Geeganage also participated for the official photograph with the President Defence Services Sports Board and Defence Services Triathlon team.

The Sri Lankan Defence Services team has comprised with five Men and five Women players along with three official from SL Army, SL Navy and SL Air Force. Commander Lakmal Weerakkody from SL Navy who is the Chairman Defence Services Triathlon is the Chief of the Mission. The team will be participated for the Elite men’s and women’s individual event, team event and mixed team event.

Front Row Left to Right - 29676 Sgt  Ranasinghe NJ (AF-Team Captain), Cdr WPKL Weerakkody (Navy – Chief of mission), Air Marshal SK Pathirana (President DSSB), GP Capt DE Geeganage (Secretary DSSB), S/578330 WO II HSW Perera (Army Team Coach)

Standing Row Left to Right – XD/80167 L(DIN) PHR Darmapala (Navy), S/725556 L/Cpl Jinadaree PGC (Army), AW/02055 LAC DE Silva KDA (AF), S/282897 L/Cpl Adikari AMPP (Army), 015317 Cpl Nilaweera HPGAS (AF), S/F 101318 L/CPL Udayanga KS (Army), S/R 101412 L/CPL Udayakumari HKM (Army), AW/02017 LAC Dasanayake LKGKK (AF), WH 118385 WAB(PTI) GBHB Darmasri (Navy)

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