Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment was able to clinch 20 - 20 soft ball
Cricket Trophy - 2017 at the Cricket Tournament organized by 551
Brigade on the directions of Headquarters Security Force - Jaffna.
The final match was held at the Palaly cricket ground on 26 December
2017 and witnessed by a large amount of cricket fans and distinguished
guests including Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander
SF - J who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Division Commanders,
Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers and Staff Officers of
HQ SF - J were also percent at the event.
The cricket tournament was conducted with the participation of
51 cricket teams representing all Battalions deployed in SF (J)
AOR. Accordingly, 12 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment team and 19
Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment team qualified for the finals. At the
final match 12 VIR won by 4 wickets. Both teams were awarded certificates
and medals at the awarding ceremony.
At the end of the awards ceremony, Commander SF - J presented
mementos to the umpires who performed throughout the tournament
and they all were locals from Point - Pedro area.