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    International Military Sport Council Day Run 2015

    February 23, 2015

    The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run was flagged off at the Rifle Green Grounds,Colombo on Sunday (22). 

    Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral JayanthaPerera, Commander of the Air Force and present President of the Defence Services Sports Board Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, Major General EMM Ambanpola, Deputy Chief of Staff and representative of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Chrishantha de Silva took the lead in the run.  Over hundred personnel from each service participated in ‘CISM Day Run’ which covered a distance of about 2 km.

     

    Founded on the 18th of February 1948, the International Military Sport Council (CISM) which organizes various sporting events for the armed forces of 133 member’s countries, brings together military personnel from all nations, who may previously have met on the battle field, to meet in friendship on the playing field. This is in accordance with the philosophy and the ideals which were set in CISM’s mission statement in 1998, signed by all the member countries. 

     

    The ultimate goal of CISM is to contribute to world peace by uniting armed forces through sports, achieving its motto, “Friendship through Sport”.

     

    Members of the Air Force Board of Management, Officers of the tri forces,other ranks were also present at the event.

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