Army Riders And Drivers Star In ‘Gunner Supercross’

The annual ‘Gunner Supercross – 2017’, organized by the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) for the 12th consecutive year, in combination with  Sri Lanka Automobile Sports Drivers Association (SLASDA) at the SLA tracks in Minneriya mesmerized thousands of motor racing enthusiasts last Tuesday.

A total of 12 events each for cars and motorbikes and two events for jeeps in the ‘Gunner Supercross – 2017’ featured in the thrilling spectacle which drew a packed audience. The SLA collects funds for their welfare work through this spectacular event every year.

Sri Lanka’s famous driver, Ashan Silva took away the trophy as the Best Driver while the reputed Gayan Sandaruwan was adjudged the Best Rider to claim the trophy.

Sri Lanka Army Drivers and Riders in group truck and jeep events and motorcycle (250 cc & 105 cc) put up an impressive performance, posing a challenge to other competitors. Among the Army competitors were several Senior Officers.

Major General Amal Karunasekara, Chief of Staff of the Army was the Chief Guest for the final segment of the event and gave away trophies and other awards.

Following are the Army achievers;


Group Truck & Jeep Open Events:


Lieutenant Colonel J.K.D.G Jayasinghe of Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) – (2nd Place)

Lieutenant Colonel W.R.W.M.S.R.M.B Weerakon of Gajaba Regiment (GR) – (2nd Place)


STD/MOD Motor Cycle 250cc – National Event:


Private Kumarasinghe of Sri Lnaka Service Corps – (3rd Place)


Racing Motor Cycle 125cc – Defence Forces Event:


Corporal P.R Wijerathne of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment – (2nd Place)


MX Racing Motor Cycle 250cc – National Event – Race 2:


Signalman D.B.K Siva of Sri Lanka Signal Corps – (5th Place)

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