Gamini Jayasuriya steps down
BADMINTON: Gamini Jayasuriya who headed the Mercantile Badminton
Association (MBA) for 10 consecutive years decided to step down to
infuse new blood declining numerous requests from members of the
Executive Committee, to carry on.
He has been in the Ex-Co of the MBA for 16 years and under his
stewardship as President, the MBA achieved tremendous success to be the
strongest affiliate of the Sri Lanka Badminton Association (SLBA).
Several innovative features were added to various tournaments of the
MBA to uplift the standards of the sport and also contributed much to
the strong financial stability.
Jayasuriya was also a Vice-President of the SLBA for five years and
even headed its Finance Committee, and being a strict disciplinarian,
leaves the MBA scene with a great deal of satisfaction, but disappointed
that he was unable to house the MBA at its own premises.