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Friendly cricket tournament held

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.


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