Navy bags many medals in Layton Cup Boxing Tournament
The Navy boxing team secured multitude of medals in the highly competitive Layton Cup Boxing Tournament held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo from 01st to 04th October 2023.
Twenty five (25) male and four (04) female boxers, representing the Navy, participated in a tournament that attracted top-notch boxers from 25 prominent clubs across the country. In men’s events Leading Chef AMGI Bandara (under 51kg) and Leading Physical Training Instructor WMGKIGI Ariyarathna (under 75kg) won gold medals for the Navy. In addition, Able Seaman EWA Sandaruwan (under 57kg), Leading Seaman AMTS Adhikari (under 67kg), Information Techchnologist PARL Vinod (under 92kg) and Able Physical Training Instructor AWA Madushan (under 86kg) bagged silver medals.
Moreover, Leading Seaman WDK Jayasinghe (under 71kg), Able Seaman RGUS Rupassara (under 71kg), Able Seaman WP Aravinda (under 48kg), Able Physical Training Instructor HAHD Hettiarachchi (under 60kg), Leading Physical Training Instructor SMCS Samaranayake (under 60kg), Leading Engineering Mechanic AW Hettige (over 92kg), Steward SS Priyankara (under 54kg) and Leading Engineering Mechanic RMJ Sameera (under 67kg) won bronze medals. Leading Chef AMGI Bandara was also adjudged the Best Boxer of the tournament.
In women’s events, Woman Stores Assistant HMHP Jayakodi (under 80kg) won the gold medal. Adding more medals to the tally, Woman Stores Assistant KMJ Konara (under 51kg), Woman Able Provost LRS Sasangi (under 60kg) and Woman Able Seaman RMYDB Menike (under 57kg) won bronze medals.
Former Commander of the Army, General Jagath Jayasooriya (Retd), Chairman Sri Lanka Navy Boxing Pool, Commander MU Kumarathunga, its Secretary Commander ALGCN Sumedha, officers and a group of athletes were also present on this occasion.