Motor racing fans of Sri Lanka will be given the opportunity of witnessing another top class Gravel Racing meet on September 13 when Sri Lanka Army’s Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Regiment organises its fifth ‘Walawa Super Cross 2015’. The event will be conducted by Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Club on the circuit belonging to the SLEME situated in Sevanagala which was also constructed by the same Regiment with the assistance of Sanjeeva de Mel and Indika Gurusinghe.
This circuit was inaugurated in 2011 when the Commandant of the SLEME Major General Lalith Wijetunga with the support extended by his officers connected with motor sport. The main officials of the Army who put a great effort to make this circuit a reality were former Major General Ravi Mayadunne, Lt. Col. Indu Samarakoon, Lt. Col. Duminda Jayasinghe. They also brought honour to Sri Lanka Army by participating in Motor Sport on tracks of Walawa for many years.
This year’s event comes under the leadership of the Regiment Commandant Brig. Ranula Rajakaruna who is an ardent supporter of the sport. His team led by Lt. Col Nalin Ariyasena is trying their best to make this the best motor racing event this year.
The organizers have also introduced two Mountain Biking events to attract more crowds and also to give the cycling fraternity the chance to see for themselves what mountain Biking is. On bringing this proposal the president of the Mountain Biking Association has wholeheartedly extended his support for it. According to President SLMBA Amal Suriyage the events to be conducted on this day are Open and the under-19 events.
To add more value and colour to this year’s Walawa Super Cross 2015 many leading sponsors in the calibre of Causeway Paints Ltd., CEAT Lanka LTD., Sri Lanka Telecom and many leading firms have come to support as co-sponsors.
Army’s Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Regiment has selected the Rivira Media Corporation the publishers of ‘Rivira’ and ‘The Nation’ as their Media partner considering the past history of this organization’s contribution towards this major event conducted a long way off Colombo.