Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera was the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony of the 17th Sri Lanka Army Para Games - 2014, which commenced at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo on 20th August 2014. He was warmly received by Chairman of the Sri Lanka Army Para Sports Committee, Major General Jagath Dias. Chief of Defence Force of the Maldives National Defence Force, Major General Ahmed Shiyam and senior army officers were also present on the occasion.
Differently-able Army War Heroes who rendered their service to eliminate the three decade long terrorism will showcase their talents at the Games. The tournament covers 21 track and field events and reaches to a climax with athletic and relay events, taking the centre-stage. Sports personnel from India, Pakistan, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam are also taking part for the first time, giving the games an international touch.