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Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament 2022

Captain Jayalath, Niloo Jayathilake men’s and women’s champions

Captain Jayalath Perera (Retd) from Sri Lanka Navy receiving the Commander’s Cup Trophy from Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana (left). Senior General Manager of Dialog Axiata PLC Ramanan Devairakam (center) is also present.
Captain Jayalath Perera (Retd) from Sri Lanka Navy receiving the Commander’s Cup Trophy from Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana (left). Senior General Manager of Dialog Axiata PLC Ramanan Devairakam (center) is also present.

Captain Jayalath Perera (Retd) from Sri Lanka Navy secured the highest marks in the Gents category while Ms. Niloo Jayathilake won the Ladies' Trophy at the Commander's Cup Golf Tournament 2022 hosted by Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links which was concluded on January 22 at the picturesque settings of China Bay, close to the harbor city of Trincomalee.


The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana along with Senior General Manager of Dialog Axiata PLC Ramanan Devairakam (center) handing over the Commander’s Cup Trophy to Ms. Niloo Jayathilake.

Dihan Dedigama and Mrs. Sumudu Desinghe secured the Runner-Up positions in the gents and ladies categories respectively. Prabath Gamage and Group Captain Sarath Wijesinghe (Retd) received the awards for the longest drive and for the closest to the pin in the gents category while Ms. Niloo Jayathilake took the honours for the longest drive in the ladies category.

The tournament conducted under ‘Handicap rules’ with the participation of more than ninety (90) enthusiastic golfers as an open event. The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force participated for the first Tee Off signifying the start of the tournament.

The Eagle’s Challenge Trophy presented to members of the Tri-Services (Men’s Category) was won by Commodore KMMP Karunathilake from the Sri Lanka Navy. Wing Commander Lakmal Gunawardane emerged as the Runner Up for the Eagles’ Challenge Trophy.

Lieutenant Commander RMRC Rathnayake secured the award for the longest drive and Captain PM Mummullage secured the award for the closest to the pin from Sri Lanka Navy in the Eagle’s Challenge Trophy segment.

This year’s tournament was powered by Dialog Enterprise as the main sponsor which made it much more glamorous and memorable for the participants. The SLAF was also joined by Trinco Blue by Cinnamon and JKAB Beach Resort as the hospitality partners.

The awards of this year’s Commander’s Cup – 2022 were given away at a gala awards ceremony held at ‘Eagle’s Bay View’ Resort during the evening of the same day. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana graced the awards ceremony as the chief guest accompanied by Mrs. Charmini Pathirana. Air Chief Marshal Jayalath Weerakkody (Retd), a former Commander of the Air Force also participated for this year’s edition of the Commander’s Cup where he also presented awards at the awards ceremony.


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