10th January 2018 15:27:16 Hours
“Gunner Supercross – 2016” one of the highlights of the Sri Lanka motor racing calendar and the sporting pride of the Regiment of Artillery was concluded on 10th July 2016 at Artillery Complex, Minneriya for the 11th time. It was a day filled with amusement, pleasure and excitement where 140 racing drivers and riders displayed their motor sporting skills in the most challenging Gunner Track. The event was graced by Major General Milinda Pieris, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and he was welcomed by Major General Priyantha Jayasundara, Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Artillery.
Gunner Supercross is organized by the Sri Lanka Artillery in association with the Sri Lanka Autosports Drivers Association (SLADA) to create a source of sustainable income for welfare projects within the regiment, particularly supporting the needed families of fallen war heroes and to uplift the living standards of serving men in the regiment. Further, with the vision articulated by Major General Jayasundara, five water purification units were distributed among the selected schools in the area.