Commando Challenge 2017 | Sunday Observer

Commando Challenge 2017

(L-R) Country Sales and Commercial Manager Shamal Gunawardene, Chairman Commando Challenge 2017 Major General, Ralph Nugera and President, SLARDAR Nishan Wasalathanthri.
(L-R) Country Sales and Commercial Manager Shamal Gunawardene, Chairman Commando Challenge 2017 Major General, Ralph Nugera and President, SLARDAR Nishan Wasalathanthri.

Commando Challenge 2017 a leading event in the nation’s racing calendar is scheduled to be held on July 15 and 16.

The event is organized by the Commando Army, Sri Lanka Auto-sports Drivers’ Association (SLADA) and the Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers & Riders (SLARDAR), and Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd.

Commenting on the Association, Country Sales and Commercial Manager, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. Shamal Gunawardene said, “A must do for youth and sports enthusiasts, this premier event in the nation’s racing calendar will witness a spectator base of approximately 10,000 people watching over 200 participants test their driving skills on the fastest and longest track for race cars and motor cycles in Sri Lanka. Coca-Cola is delighted to be part of this thrilling ambience and bring alive a spirit of fun and sharing of special moments with loved ones over the energizing taste of Coca-Cola.“ “The youthful, high energy and dynamic event has now become synonymous with Coca-Cola,” he added.

The Commando Army unit, a specialized unit with its training school in the Uva, ensures that this is one of the most thrilling annual sports events for racing professionals and enthusiastic spectators. Known for having no limits on bends, the race is extremely challenging.

This year, the track has achieved international standardization components with organizers having taken adequate safety precautions through advanced engineering measures. A high level of safety has been maintained in keeping with the fact that this is also the fastest and longest track in Sri Lanka. Several thousand tyres have been used to make safety bunds for the safety of drivers.

It is expected to be a high adrenalin race that infuses excitement and anticipation among contestants and spectators alike. 

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