(PICTURES) Record-breaking Air Force swimmer promoted

(PICTURES) Record-breaking Air Force swimmer promoted

(PICTURES) Record-breaking Air Force swimmer promoted

Written by Zulfick Farzan

15 Apr, 2021 | 6:03 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Roshan Abeysundara, the Sri Lanka Air Force Swimmer who embarked on a record-breaking endeavor from Thalaimannar to Danushkodi and back to Thalaimanner was promoted by Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana on Thursday (15).

Accordingly, Roshan Abeysundara was promoted from Leading Aircraftman to Corporal of the Sri Lanka Air Force with effect from 15th April 2021.

Abeysundara swam from Thalaimannar to Danushkodi in India and back covering a distance of 59.3 Km’s and completed the swim in just 28 Hours, 19 Mins, and 43 Secs.

He renewed V.S. Kumar Anandan’s 50-year-old record which was set in 1971 by swimming the Palk Strait in 51 hours.

Abeysundara completed the first leg in 10 Hours and 31 Mins thereby creating a new Sri Lankan record.

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