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    July 07, 2014

    The first of its model, ‘Elle Carnival’ with 28 island-wide Elle teams of reputation, including woman teams after a mammoth showdown in their tournament at Jaffna Duraiappa Stadium, ended with an impressive note amidst a large gathering on Sunday (6).


    On the guidelines given by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake for promotion of ‘Reconciliation through Sports’, the Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J), commanded by Major General Udaya Perera, organized the two-day tournament in Jaffna Hindu College ground, Jaffna Central College ground and Palaly Army Camp ground before the finals were staged at the Duraiappa Stadium, Jaffna.


    Lieutenant General Ratnayake attended the closing ceremony of the tournament as the Chief Guest, together with Hon. Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise and Major General (Retd) G.A Chandrasiri, Governor, Northern Province several senior officers including Major General Udaya Perera.


    The Army won the overall championship. Currently Major General Udaya Perera works as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Army Elle Association. Here are achievements;


    Best Fielder in men’s category
    Amal Priyashantha – Sri Lanka Army Elle Team

    Best Fielder in women’s category
    I.G.S Saman Kumari – Sri Lanka Army Elle Team

    Best Batsman in men’s category
    Dilan Chaturanga – SFHQ (J) Elle Team

    Best Batsman in women’s category
    J.W.M.W.U Bandara – Sri Lanka Army Elle Team

    Best Player in men’s category
    D.P Nuwan Sampath – Sri Lanka Army Elle Team

    Best Player in women’s category
    M.N.L Krishani Damayanthi – Sri Lanka Army Elle Team


    With the aim of promoting understanding and collective spirits, 29 Elle matches, including a few from the North and Wanni were held during those two days (July 5-6) before the grand finale on Sunday (6).


    Lieutenant General Ratnayake congratulated the winners and gave away trophies and merit awards to the winners in the tournament after a brief speech to the occasion.

     

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