Friendly cricket tournament held
[March 27 2017]
A friendly soft ball cricket tournament was organized
for the Ministry employees at the Air Force grounds in Colombo on Sunday
(26th, March). The tournament was held under the patronage the Secretary
to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi. It was
conducted in view of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year by the
Ministry's Welfare Association.
Ten teams, comprising of Ministry employees both
military and civilian from various branches competed against each other
for the championship trophy. Each innings was limited to six overs. The
specialty of the event was the participation of female players in all
teams. After a day of tightly fought matches the Secretary's team and
MLO branch team faced each other at the finals. The Secretary's team won
the final match and took home the championship trophy. Trophies were
awarded to winning teams and outstanding players during the occasion.
Senior Ministry officials, senior military officers,
former national cricketer Mr. Marvan Atapattu and a large number of
Ministry employees were present to witness the matches.