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11th World Military Golf Championship - 2017 to be held in November

11th World Military Golf Championship - 2017 to be held in November

[November 02 2017]

The 11th World Military Golf Championship - 2017 is to be held at the Air Force Eagles' Golf Links in China Bay, Trincomalee from 12th to 19th November (2017). This was revealed at a media briefing held at the Media Centre in Colombo today (02nd November).

The tournament will be held under the patronage the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne. This is the first international golf tournament to be held in Sri Lanka.

The tournament will see 84 players from 12 countries competing with each other for the championship trophy. The Sri Lankan team is represented by 06 male and 03 female golfers. A highlight of this tournament is the participation of female players for the first time. In addition 27 officials from the International Military Sports Council will officiate during the championship.

The State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene and the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC will grace the final day of the tournament.

Director of the MoD Media Centre, Major General Roshan Senevirathna and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Organizing Committee, Air Vice Marshal SK Pathirana were also associate with the press briefing today.

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