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SL Light Infantry, Army Para Games’ overall champions

Pix by Saman Abeysiriwardena

The inter-regimental Para Games 2018, which ended on Friday, 21 September at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Diyagama saw Sri Lanka Light Infantry emerging champions. They obtained 38 overall points.

12 regiments took part in this year’s Army Para Games

It was Gajaba Regiment that won the second-place with 37 points while Vijayaba Infantry Regiment won the third-place with 21 points.

Twelve regiments took part in this year’s Army Para Games.

More than 700 differently-abled Army personnel showcased their talents in the Games this time.

The SL Light Infantry receives their championship trophy. Their captain is seen on right.

Wheelchair basketball, badminton, cycling, wheelchair marathon, archery, weightlifting, volleyball, volleyball (sitting), beach volleyball, table tennis, cricket, swimming, wheelchair tennis, air rifle shooting and athletics were among the major sports that were organised during the three-day event.

The 72 track and field events were the highlight.

Dialog Axiata PLC provided the sponsorship for the fourth consecutive year for the Army Para Games.