12th September 2023 20:20:13 Hours
The Gemunu Watch conducted Inter Battalion Seven Side Football Tournament on 26, 27 and 28 August 2023 at “Sivali” Ground, Rathnapura. All battalions from the Gemunu Watch competed in the event, which was meant to select talented players for the regimental football pool. The teams from the 12th Battalion of the Gemunu Watch and the 23rd Battalion of the Gemunu Watch who performed the highest standard in the event were qualified for the finals by the league system. Out of which, the team of the 23rd Battalion of the Gemunu Watch managed to overcome the rival team by scoring three goals.
The finals of the tournament and awarding ceremony were graced by the Colonel of the Regiment of the Gemunu Watch and the General Officer Commanding, 51 Infantry Division, Major General SWB Welagedara RSP VSV USP ndu with the presence of the Centre Commandant Brigadier WBJK Wimalarathne RWP RSP and Chairman of the Gemunu Watch Football Committee Brigadier KJNMPK Nawarathna RWP RSP ndc, Commanding Officers of all under command battalions, Staff Officers of the regimental center and other rankers. The tournament was organized by the Commanding Officer of 8th Battalion of the Gemunu Watch.