The Map Reading
and Field Craft Competition 2019 concluded with the Championship
being clinched by the 15 Gajaba Regiment on Thursday 29th October
2019 at Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna.
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 under instructions
of Commander Security Forces - Jaffna.
10 Member Teams from 26 Battalions under command to Security Forces
- Jaffna competed during the initial stage and two teams that
emerged victorious in the semi finals were qualifed for the Grand
The 15 Gajaba Regiment emerged as Champions after a close contest
with the 12 Battalion the Gemunu Watch that won placed as Runners
Up. Best Competitor award was awarded to Major Indika Pathirana
of 17 Battalion the Gemunu Watch and Captain Waruna Withana of
1 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment who had obtained equal marks and
placed on top in the individual order of merit.
Commander Security Forces - Jaffna, Commander 55 Division, Commander
Forward Maintenance Area (North), Commanders of 52 and 51 Divisions,
Brigadier General Staff and Brigadier Admin and Quartering of
Security Forces - Jaffna, Senior Army Officers and a large number
of Army Personnel witnessed the finals along with a cross section
of troops serving in the field.