Annual Sports Meet- 2017

The annual sportsmeet of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was ceremonially held on 17th and 18th March 2017 at Mahinada Rajapaksha Stadium, Diyagama.
Around 2500 military and civilian undergraduates divided among 06 Squadrons named Gemune, Gajaba, Perakum, Vijayaba, Mahasen and Walagamba competed in thirty-five different track and field events in this sportsmeet.
The opening ceremony of this event was held with the participation of Brig Indunil Ranasinghe, Deputy Vice Chancellor and the chairman of Sports Council of KDU, as the Chief Guest.
The closing ceremony of this major annual sport event was held in the evening of 18th March 2017. Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe, the Vice Chancellor of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Five new KDU records were established in the annual sportsmeet – 2017 by
C/L/Cpl Nithu Linka – Perakum Squadron, 3000 m – Women’s event
Day Scholar AI Nilaweera – Gemunu Squadron 100 m Hurdles – Women’s event
C/Sgt HMH Senarath – Perakum Squadron 400 m – Men’s event
Day Scholar WS Shanuka – Vijayaba Squadron 400 m – Men’s event.
Day Scholar WS Shanuka – Vijayaba Squadron 200 m – Men’s event
Out 06 Squadrons, Vijayaba Squadron emerged the champions of the annual sportsmeet – 2017 scoring 405 points. Mahasen squadron scoring 290 points, Perakum and Walagamba Squadrons Scoring 225 points became 1st and 2nd runners up respectively. Day Scholar WS Shanuka and Day Scholar AI Nilaweera were adjudged the best male and female athletes of 2017.