An elle tournament is being organised in the Northern Province for the first time in 30 years. It will be held on the July 5 and 6 at multiple locations in Jaffna including the Durayappah Stadium, Jaffna Hindu College, Jaffna Central College and the Army Camp Ground in Palaly.
More than 30 elle clubs have been registered with the Sri Lanka Elle Association will take part in this tournament, which is being organised by the Security Forces Headquarters in Jaffna.
Speaking on the aim of organising a tournament, the Media Director of the Sri Lanka Army Brig. Jayanath Jayaweera said it is being held to promote peace, reconciliation and friendship through the sports among different ethnic groups living in the area.
The event is in line with Recommendation 9.258 of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) that proposes organising sports activities for people living in war-torn areas.