Air Force to lock horns with CH&FC to revive Rugby in Sri Lanka

Air Force to lock horns with CH&FC to revive Rugby in Sri Lanka

Air Force to lock horns with CH&FC to revive Rugby in Sri Lanka

Written by Zulfick Farzan

02 Aug, 2021 | 11:14 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Air Force will be playing a two-match friendly series against the CH&FC Rugby team to revive the sport of Rugby again.

At present due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the sport of Rugby has been restricted to mere non-contact individual training for more than a year.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa entrusted the Sri Lanka Air Force to come up with an initiative to revive the sport of Rugby again.

The Sri Lanka Air Force Rugby team is scheduled to play against the CH&FC Rugby team on a two-match friendly series starting on 13 August 21 at Maligapitiya Stadium Kurunegala as the 1st leg and on 20 August 21 at Air Force Rugby Ground Ratmalana as the 2nd leg on the directives of Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.

The matches are organized to promote the sport of Rugby which has been subdued for a long duration of time.

The Maligapitiya Stadium which will be declared open after renovation on 13 August 2021 will be the venue for the first friendly encounter.

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Madinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to grace the event as the Chief Guest.

The second friendly encounter which is scheduled to be held at the Ratmalana Air Force Rugby Ground will also be graced by the Prime Minister as the Chief Guest.

This tournament will be held amidst all precautions with respect to the prevention of COVID-19 with the approval of the Ministry of Health.

These two friendly Rugby encounters on Channel Eye of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and will be played for the Commander’s Cup.

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