Navy lends a hand to promote water sports in Northern Province
Sri Lanka Navy, in continuing efforts to uplift water sports, promote lifesaving techniques and civil military relationship through sports with northern populace, conducted a Dragon Boat Championship in waters of Karainagar Channel on 04th July 2022.
The event was held under the directives of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and able guidance of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy and Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera. Schools from Jaffna and teams from naval establishments and the Fleet from Northern Command competed in the events held under inter school and inter ships championship respectively.
The inter school championship was represented by 08 schools in Northern Province where Viyavil Saiva Vidyalaya clinched the championship and Yarlton College won the runners up position. In the inter ship championship the Fleet won the competition while SLNS Kanchadewa became the runners up.
Canoeing Federation, Life Saving Association, Sports Associations and Civil Society Organizations in the Northern Province pitched in with the Navy for the successful conduct of the event. Officials from Provincial Ministry of Education, principals and teachers as well as residents from the locality witnessed this exciting event.