Over 350 Competitors for CISM Day Run…

Brussels-based International Military Sports Council (Conseil International du Sport Militaire), widely known as CISM, will hold its third Sri Lanka’s CISM Day Run on February 16 (Sunday) in Colombo commencing at 6am with the participation of over 350 tri-service personnel, headed by respective Three Commanders.

CISM with motto, ‘Friendship through Sport’ as one of world’s largest multidisciplinary organizations, dedicated to promote world peace by uniting armed forced through sport, organizes diverse sporting events for the Armed Forces of 133 member countries world-wide annually.

Sri Lanka Navy organizes the annual CISM Day Run event for the second time in Sri Lanka with the support of sister services and the Defence Services Sports Board, chaired by Commander of the Navy and the President of Defence Services Sports Board Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, who is assisted by Chief of Staff of the Navy and Defence Services Sports Board and International Military Sports Council Sri Lanka Representative, Commodore Dushyantha Amaranayake.

Over hundred personnel from each service, Army, Navy and Air Force, including 32 military sports women from each wing, led by respective Tri-Service Commanders, are scheduled to participate in this CISM Day Run marathon that covers about a four-kilometre distance.

In 2010, a 70-member group of try-service sportsmen and women from Sri Lanka took part in the 5th Military World Games, organized by CISM in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil showcasing and sharing the remarkable spirit of friendship and solidarity for sports.

In 1974, Sri Lanka was a member of CISM Day Run and the island hosted its inaugural CISM Day Run on February 13, 2012 at Independence Square, Colombo 7.

Distribution of certificates to the participants in the CISM Day Run on Sunday will take place at the Colombo Lighthouse premises soon after the event. Tri-Service Commanders will grace the occasion as Chief Guests.