Navy emerge champions in Defence Services Hockey Tournament

The Defence Services Hockey Tournament which was conducted for the 9th time at the Hockey Grounds of Sports Ministry from 9th to 12thAugust 2016, saw the Sri Lanka Navy Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams emerge champions in the tournament for the first time in its history.

The men’s final was contested between the Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Army in which the Army team was beaten by 1-0. The captain of Navy’s Hockey team, REM RMMD Rathunayake scored the winning goal. In similar vein the Sri Lanka Navy women’s team beat the Sri Lanka Air Force by 2-1. W/AB WMCD Wijesooriya and W/AB BNM Jayaneththi managed to score goals for the Navy.