Navy women’s team wins runner-up title in 4th CISM World Military Beach Volleyball Championship - 2023
The women’s team of Sri Lanka Navy on 17th February 2023 clinched the runner-up title in the final of 4th CISM World Military Beach Volleyball Championship – 2023. The championship hosted by Sri Lanka this year was held at the Negombo Beach.
Commenced in Negombo, the tournament was held from 11th to 17th February and it was participated by beach volleyball players from France, Germany, Netherlands, Colombia, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. The exciting women’s final got underway in the wide sandy beach of Negombo between Sri Lanka and France. The women’s beach volleyball team of the Navy was through to the final as a result of exceptional performance of Woman Ordinary Seaman MGD Bandara and Woman Ordinary Seaman AKT Lakshani in the preliminary round matches. In the final encounter the Navy women’s beach volleyball team managed to win the runner-up title of the tournament.
Meanwhile, a special medal was awarded to Woman Ordinary Seaman AKT Lakshani for taking part in the CISM World Military Beach Volleyball Championship three (03) times.
Director General Budget and Finance Rear Admiral Vijitha Marapana, Chairman Sri Lanka Navy Beach Volleyball Pool Captain Ranjith Walgampaya, officers from Sri Lanka Navy Beach Volleyball Pool and CISM World Military teams as well as senior and junior officers from Sri Lankan armed forces were present on this occasion.