The SLAF Rugby 7’s Team who clinched the Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s Title on 31 October 2021 was felicitated by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at a ceremony held at Air Force Headquarters this morning (02 October 2021).
The Commander participated for a group photograph with the victorious team and also presented the Head Coach of SLAF Rugby, Mr. Shamlie Afraz Nawas and the Assistant Coach, Mr. HDSD Soysa with special appreciations in recognition of their untiring effort and dedication displayed in developing the sport of Rugby in the Air Force. During the ceremony, the Commander appreciated the hard work and dedication of the SLAF Rugger Pool that led to winning this title. This win of a major rugby title was achieved by the SLAF after a laps of 35 years.
In addition to this historical victory, four (04) rugby players from the SLAF have been selected for the national squad as well. These players are Leading Aircraftman Nuwan Perera, Leading Aircraftman Ishara madushan, Aircraftman Anjula Hettiarachchi and Officer Cadet Ramitha De Silva.
The Chief of Staff, members of the Air Force Board of Management, the Chairman of SLAF Rugger, Group Captain Subash Jayathilaka, Officers and Other Ranks from the Air Force Sports Council participated for this occasion. The event was held with due consideration to health guidelines for the prevention of spreading COVID-19.