06th June. The opening ceremony was graced by the Minister of Media and State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene. Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, was also present as a guest of honor at the occasion.

The special guests were received by the Director of the NCC Major General MMS Perera upon their arrival at the stadium.

The two-day sports meet will see about 800 NCC cadets from all 38 Battalions across the country vie for the honors at the NCCs sports meet this year.

During the ceremony the chief guest was accorded a guard of honour by the cadets.

Secretary to the State Ministry of Defence Mr. NKGK Nemmawatta, senior military officers and a large number of cadets were also present at the occasion.