Army Para Games in November
The Sri Lanka Army Para Games is scheduled to be held
from 22nd to 24th of November at the Diyagama Stadium in Homagama.
According to Army media, the Games which provides a platform to
differently able Army War Heroes to showcase their athletic abilities,
will this year see the participation of some foreign sportsmen for the
Competitions for different events including
Basketball, Badminton, Cycling, Wheelchair Marathon, Archery,
Weight-Lifting, Volleyball, Volleyball (sitting), Beach Volleyball,
Table Tennis, Cricket, Swimming, Wheelchair Tennis, Air Rifle Shooting
and Athletics had earlier begum in the previous months while the final
three days (22nd to 24th November) will see 21 track and field events
being held at Diyagama. More than 800 differently able War Heroes are
taking part in the Games this year.
Commenced in 1991 as the 'Army Disable Sports Meet',
it was later renamed in 2010 and came to be known as the 'Sri Lanka Army