The Minister of Sports and Youth Namal Rajapaksa officially handing over the Commander’s Cup Trophy to the Captain of CH and FC Sudarshana Muthuthanthri. Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana (second from left) and State Minister of Rural and School Sports Infrastructure Improvement Thenuka Vidanagamage (extreme right) are also present.
CH and FC secured the win during Commander’s Cup friendly rugby encounter with the SLAF kicked off its first and second legs on August 13 and 22 respectively in this year. The Ceremony of officially handing over the Commander’s Cup Trophy was held on December 28 at Air Force Headquarters under the patronage of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Development Co-ordination and Monitoring, State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Namal Rajapaksa on the invitation of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.
Medals were awarded to the runner-up team from the SLAF by the Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Payoe followed by the Commander awarding medals to the winning team CH and FC. The prestigious Commander’s Cup Trophy was officially handed over to the Captain of the CH and FC Team, Sudarshana Muthuthanthri by the Chief Guest Minister Namal Rajapaksa. In conclusion, the Commander also presented a special memento to the Chief Guest, Minister Namal Rajapaksa in appreciation of his untiring effort to revive the sport of Rugby in Sri Lanka after the pandemic.
State Minister of Rural and School Sports Infrastructure Improvement, Thenuka Vidanagamage, Members of the SLAF Sports Advisory Board, Members of the Air Force Sports Council and officials from CH and FC management attended the occasion.