Sri Lanka Military Academy

Serve to Lead

12th August 2019 16:34:46 Hours


The second consecutive equestrian sports festival in Sri Lanka organized by the Equestrian Section of the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) in liaison with the Sri Lanka Equestrian Association (SLEA) was held on 11th August 2019 at the Polo Grounds, Diyatalawa. The occasion was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake as the Chief Guest, Commander Security Force Headquarters (Cen), senior officers of the army and the police, the President of SLEA, Mr. Suranjith Premadasa and his officials, officers and families of SLMA and a large number of equestrian sports fans from around the country.

The Commandant of SLMA, Brigadier Shantha Eshwaran warmly welcomed the Chief Guest and introduced all equestrian officials to him.

The festival consisted of three events; Show Jumping, Cross Country Run and Tent Pegging and the competitors represented members from equestrian clubs and individual riders. The trophies and certificates were awarded by the Chief Guest and Sponsors to the following competitors:

Show Jumping
1st place - Bdr Nawarathna KDS Sri Lanka Army
2nd place - Rasmine Thirimanne de Silva Upcountry riding club
3rd place - Pte DBK Abewickrama Sri Lanka Army

Cross Country
1st Place - PC.84656 Sandaruwan Herath
2nd Place - Bdr Nawarathna KDS
3rd place - L/Cpl Chandana kumara SV

Tent Pegging
1st place - PS. 44789 Kumara Dharmadhasa
2nd Place - Pte DBK Abewickrama
3rd Place - PS 35856. WA Sarath Kumara

The festival turned a new chapter in the history of Sri Lankan equestrian sports and the organizing committee headed by the Chief Instructor of the Military Training Wing of SLMA, Colonel Nilantha Premaratne and the Officer in Charge of the Equestrian Section, Major Rohana Udarataga are very confident that the festival will continue to be an annual feature in the events calendar of SLMA.