ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has promoted a number of army athletes who brought international recognition to the country this month in cricket, netball and bodybuilding at the Asian championship level.
Sergeant Maheesh Theekshana who was in the Asia Cup-winning cricket team and Corporals Bhashini de Silva, T T Algama and M A I J Perera who were in the national netball team that won the Asian netball championship and Corporal Ruwan Rajapaksha won won the bronze medal at the Asian Bodybuilding Championship 2022 were all promoted and awarded financial incentives, the SLA said in a statement.
“Army sportsmen and sportswomen engaging distinctively in international sports are being awarded cash incentives and appreciative compliments,” the statement said.
Army Commander Lt Gen Vikum Liyanage met the sports winners at a ceremony to commemorate their achievements.
“Private M M Theekshana was elevated to the rank of Sergeant, Private T T Algama, to the rank of Corporal, Private K B Y De Silva to the rank of Corporal and Private M A I J Perera to the rank of Corporal during the same occasion,” said the statement. (Colombo/Sept21/2022)