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Sri Lanka conducts first Asian Online Shooting Championship

24 January, 2021

The National Shooting Sport Federation (NSSF) of Sri Lanka is to introduce an electronic target facility in Kohuwala owned by Shirantha Peries the president of the NSSF.

The electronic targets will come handy to shooters of the national squad to train prior to any important international meet.

These electronic targets will facilitate the upcoming inaugural Asian Online Shooting Championship 2021, which will be held on January 29 and 30. Currently members of the national shooting squad are engaged in a qualifier trial meet in the 10m Air Rifle and 10m Air Pistol individual events for men and women, a Press release stated.

“We have been craving for a permanent national shooting range since 2015, but nothing materialised.

The NSSF finally made a crucial decision to setup this temporary shooting range in early 2019 and now the electronic targets are placed here for the use of national shooters,” Pradeep Edirisinghe, the secretary of NSSF stated.

“We can fully rely on the accuracy of the process, as during the competitions the Asian Shooting Federation will monitor the whole course from Kuwait,” Edirisinghe explained.

In addition skeet and trap events will take place during the same period, but Sri Lanka will be able to take part only in the skeet because the NSSF Skeet Open will be held this weekend.