Monday, July 14, 2008

Army Olympic aspirants receive commander's blessing

Two sports stars of the Sri Lanka Army blessed with the opportunity of showing their talents in the Olympic arena obtained blessings of Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka Monday (14) in his office at Army Headquarters before leaving for Beijing in the near future.

Staff Sergeant E.M. Senanayake of the 6th Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment will represent the country in 50 m free shooting and 10 m air pistol firing while Corporal B.L. Nadeeka Lakmali of the 2nd Sri Lanka Army Women's Corps competes in jewelling throw.

Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka who offered his heartiest congratulations to the two soldiers for entering the world's highest sports event encouraged them to fly Army flag on behalf of the country as another Sri Lankan soldier did in Asian Cup cricket tournament recently.

Commander presented two Swiss-made weapons worth of Rs. 800,000/- to Staff Sergeant E.M. Senanayake to use at the Olympics and a cheque of Rs. 200,000 to Corporal B.L. Nadeeka Lakmali.
Courtesy - SL Army

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