The Athletic Championships 2016 of the Civil Security Department with participation of nearly 500 athletes representing all Battalions took place in Anuradhapura on 19th, 20th and 21st October 2016.The Opening Ceremony on the 19th was graced by the Director General, Mr. Chandrarathne Pallegama as the Chief Guest. The Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi was pleased to be the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony on 21st October 2016.
Wilpattu Battalion emerged overall champions for the year 2016 whilst Welioya Battalion were Runners Up. The men’s Championships was won by Welioya Battalion whilst the Wilpattu Battalion emerged Women’s Champion. The best male and female athletes were K. A. A. G. Ariyapala of Polonnaruwa Battalion and H. M. D Lakmali of Wilpattu Battalion respectively. The coveted trophy for the Most Outstanding Athlete of the Championship was won by K. A. A. G. Ariyapala of Polonnaruwa Battalion. The Chairman Athletics, Commander Chandana Meegahapola coordinated the championships.
The Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi congratulated the Civil Security Department for the high standards maintained at the Closing Ceremony and gave away the main trophies to the winners. Mr. Sarath Chandrasiri Vithana, Additional Secretary Administration and Mr. N. G. Panditharathne, Additional Secretary Civil Security and Development, Mr. Chandrarathen Pallegama, the Director General, Mrs. Lakshmi Pallegama, President, Seva Vanitha Unit, Rear Admiral Shemal Fernando, Additional Director General and Mrs. Carmel Fernando, Vice President, Seva Vanitha Unit were present at the Closing Ceremony.