Schools Shoot­ing As­so­ci­a­tion hon­ours four for­mer stars

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

Sri Lanka Schools Shoot­ing Sports As­so­ci­a­tion (SLSSSA) fe­lic­i­tated four of their for­mer shoot­ers, who reached the na­tional level while still school­ing, at their Colours Award­ing Cer­e­mony for the years of 2017 and 2018, held at the BMICH.

The four shoot­ers -- Ro­hana Nanayakkara, a present Vice Pres­i­dent of Na­tional Shoot­ing Sports Fed­er­a­tion of Sri Lanka (NSSF), Zal Chitti, the Late Ravi Jayawar­dena and Late Col. Daya Ra­jas­inghe -had been the pi­o­neer school shoot­ers to earn na­tional level recog­ni­tion, ac­cord­ing to Capt. Har­sha Weera­suriya, the Tech­ni­cal Ad­viser of SLSSSA. “These four shoot­ers were too good for their age, they man­aged to reach the na­tional level while still at school. Hence they were also among the first set of shoot­ers to earn colours for Schools Shoot­ing. Sadly two of them are no longer with us, but we have Mr. Ro­hana Nanayakkara still in­volved with shoot­ing sports at the high­est level,” Capt. Weera­suriya stated.

At the same oc­ca­sion, which was held on De­cem­ber 29 at the BMICH, NSSF Pres­i­dent Shi­ran­tha Peries do­nated an Air Pis­tol, which was handed over by him for the use of shooter of the South­ern Prov­ince while an­other Air Pis­tol was do­nated by Ri­fle Point Ltd., which was handed over to the use of shooter of the East­ern Prov­ince.

S.M. Keerthi­ratne, Pres­i­dent of SLSSSA, pre­sent­ing colours to a re­cip­i­ent

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