CISM Day Run -2023 flagged off in Colombo

The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run was flagged off under the patronage of Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) in Colombo today (18th February 2022). Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera also attended the CISM Day Run - 2023.

Established on 18th February 1948 in the International Military Sports Council (CISM) is one of the largest multidisciplinary organizations in the world operating with its motto ‘Friendship through Sports’. Endorsing friendship amongst servicemen, CISM is the worldwide international military sports organization devoted to bringing together armed forces personnel from 140 member countries for a number of sporting events.

The event, organized by Sri Lanka Air Force this year, kicked off at the Rifle Green Ground, Colombo and the participants jogged about 04km finishing the run at the Air Force Headquarters. On completion of the run, the participants were presented certificates by the Defence Secretary, Commander of the Army and Commander of the Navy.

Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake, a group of tri-service personnel including several wheel-chair bound war heroes also took part in this year’s CISM Day Run.