ever Map Reading and Field Craft Competition 2018 ended with the
Championship being clinched by the 4th Battalion of the Vijayabahu
Infantry Regiment on 20th October 2018 at Security Force Headquarters
The competition, which was held with a view of improving the Map
Reading and Field Craft Knowledge of Army Personnel serving within
the Jaffna Peninsula, was organized by the 52 Division in response
to a concept of the Commander Security Force - Jaffna, Major General
10-Member Teams from 39 Battalions under command to Security Force
- Jaffna competed during the initial stage where 16 teams were
selected for the 2nd round. 4 teams were then selected from the
second round where two teams were fortunate enough to qualify
for the Grand Finals.
The 4th Battalion of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment emerged
as Champions along with the Best Competitor award being awarded
to S/717760 Corporal Dulip Kumara GHLK RSP while the 12th Battalion
of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment was placed as Runners Up.
Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake awarded
the Certificates and Prizes while Commander Security Force - Jaffna,
Commander Forward Maintenance Area (North), Commanders of 51,
52 and 55 Divisions, Senior Officers from the Navy, Air Force,
and a large number of Army Personnel graced the event.