Yoshitha Rajapaksa top marksman
Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa of the SL Navy who won the
IPSC President's Medal for the standard division and winner
of the individual overall category receiving his award from
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage.
Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa of the Sri Lanka Navy won the
International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) President's Medal
for the Standard Division and became the winner in the individual
overall category (Standard Division) at the National Handgun
Championship – 2012 conducted by the National Rifle Association of Sri
Lanka at the Navy firing range in Welisara from November 11 to 13.
Fourteen renowned shooting clubs in the island including Tri-Forces
and Police competed for the honours, showing exceptional talents in the
sport discipline which requires talent, dedication, commitment and
patience combined with ability to shoot rapidly and accurately utilizing
one's expertise training to the maximum. The marksmanship and shooting
skills, which were on display throughout the competition, made the event
a memorable one true to the motto of the International Practical
Shooting Confederation, “Diligentia, Vis Celeritas” (Accuracy, Power,
In addition, SL Navy were able to win the third place in the Ladies
Teams Category (Open Division), the first places in the Teams Overall
Category (Standard and Open Divisions), the first place in the Man vs
Man Category (Standard Division), the first and second places in the
Ladies Category (Standard Division), the second place in the Ladies
Category (Open Division), the first, second and thirrd places in the
Individual Category (Standard Division) and the third Place in the
Individual Category (Production Division).
Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage
graced the awards ceremony as the chief guest and gave away the
certificates and medals to the winners.