SriLankan Airlines created history when they won the first ever Travel Trade Sports Club Archery Championships 2015, sponsored by Yenesha Travels Ltd., Seeduwa, concluded at the Colombo Archery School, Longdon Place, last Friday.

Sixteen teams participated in two stages on a team championship basis.

League Stage: (3 archers / 4 arrows each /1 round / 120 points)
Aitken Spence Travels (86), Amaya Resorts “A” (72), Amaya Resorts “B” (43), AS Aviation (71), Diethelm Travels “A” (80), Diethelm Travels “B” (85), Green Holidays (86), Luxe Asia “A” (78), Luxe Asia “B” (61), Mt. Lavinia Hotel (44), Serendib Leisure (104), SriLankan Airlines (109), Viluxur Holidays (68), Walkers Tours “A” (65), Walkers Tours “B” (101) and Walkers Tours “C” (89).

The eight top scoring teams advanced to the quarter finals.
Quarter-finals: SriLankan Airlines beat Diethelm Travels “A”; Serendib Leisure beat Diethelm Travels “B”; Aitken Spence Travels beat Walkers Tours “B” & Walkers Tours “C” beat Green Holidays.
Semi-finals: SriLankan Airlines beat Walkers Tours “C” & Serendib Leisure beat Aitken Spence Travels.

3rd Place: Aitken Spence Travels beat Walkers Tours “C”, 47/43
Final: SriLankan Airlines Archers, R.A.D. Senaka (Team Leader), S. Seneviratne & R.A.D.L. Sashan beat Serendib Leisure, Archers, Malshan Dissanayake (Team Leader), Hussain Habeeb & Hasitha Herath, 56/54.

Special Awards: Best Archer/Male: R.A.D. Senaka from SriLankan Airlines.

Best Archer/Female: Dileka Ariyapperuma from Aitken Spence Travels.

Awards were given away by the Chief Guest, Director/GM, Yenesha Travels, Seeduwa, Shanaka Fernando, President, Denesh Silva, Vice President, Bonita Odayar, General Secretary, Palitha Mendis, Treasurer, Chinthaka Daluwatte, Committee Members; Shan Perera and Asiri Wickramasuriya – (all from TTSC). (LW)