Outstanding Sports Achievers 2021 Felicitated By Slaf
Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, in the capacity of President Air Force Sports Council (AFSC), graced a special felicitation ceremony for SLAF Sportsmen and Sportswomen in the disciplines of Athletics (Men’s), Archery (Women’s), Badminton (Women’s), Golf (Men’s) and Squash (Men’s) at Air Force Headquarters on 6 April (morning). The personnel from these sporting disciplines performed outstandingly at Defence Services Games and at National Sports Championships, a SLAF Media Report states.
For the first time in history, a SLAF athlete, Leading Aircraftman Shivarajan M, won the Gold Medal at the marathon event of the National Sports Festival; the Golf Team secured the Defence Service Title this year; the Women’s Badminton Team secured the Defence Services Title; the Men’s Team secured this year’s Defence Services Squash Title, while the Women’s Archery Team secured this year’s Defence Services Title.
The event was attended by the Chief of Staff, Members of the Air Force Board of Management along with Chairmen, Secretaries, Managers and a cross section of players of SLAF Sports Disciplines.