Sports News from Sri Lanka: The Artillery Regiment made all arrangements at the Artillery Complex Minneriya on Sunday, October 06, 2019 to hold the Gunner Supercross 2019, the country’s most popular autosport event. The magnificent event, organised for the 14th successive year in association with Sri Lanka Auto-sports Drivers Association (SLADA), will unfold on the gravel track, uniquely constructed conjoining the nature and pride of historical kingdom of Polonnaruwa, promising an aura of excitement combined with the spills and thrills of motorsports similar to thirteen events previously conducted that proved roaring successes.
This event was first launched in 2004 under the direction of Major General Sunil Tennakoon, the Artillery Regiment’s former Colonel Commander. The event generated much-needed funding for countless initiatives undertaken to improve the welfare of serving troops, disabled people, and dependents of those who sacrificed their life on behalf of the motherland during the Sri Lankan conflict.
On July 29, 2018, the 13th Gunner Supercross was completed in the midst of a big meeting of viewers from across the nation. Over 120 rivals including Aravinda Premadasa, Ashan De Silva, Ushan Perera, Kushan Peiris, Janaka Dias, Ishan Dasanayake, Evon B Gurusinghe, Sameera Premarathne and Gayan Sandaruwan demonstrated their motor racing skills. The forthcoming event will be organized by Colonel Commandant, Commander Artillery Brigade, Center Commandant, Commanding Officers together with all officers and other ranks with SLADA’s technical knowledge The funds raised from past activities have been used for the welfare of all members of the Artillery Regiment by carrying out initiatives such as building houses for the needy.
Following each event, social welfare projects were carried out such as the construction of a swimming pool with access for students and the general public in the region, the awarding of scholarships and the calculation of selected children who excelled in education and the improvement of infrastructure in selected schools in order to provide and establish sanitary and water purification systems that extend the welfare of children. Region.
Other main sponsors for Gunner Supercross 2019 were Singer Sri Lanka PLC as Main Sponsor and ICAN Advertising Holdings (Pvt) Limited, Access Engineering PLC, CEAT Kelnai International Tyres (Pvt) Ltd, Brown and Company PLC, and Elephant House.
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