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Inter Association Netball for Peace and Unity in Jaffna

President, Sri Lanka Netball Federationaddressing the Media regarding the inter Association Peace and Unity Netball tourney. Also in the picture are vice President Lakshmi Victoria and Secretary SLNF Yayanthi Somasekeran.
President, Sri Lanka Netball Federationaddressing the Media regarding the inter Association Peace and Unity Netball tourney. Also in the picture are vice President Lakshmi Victoria and Secretary SLNF Yayanthi Somasekeran.

The Inter Association Netball Championship is scheduled to held this year in Jaffna. Theis decision eas taken by the Ex-Committee of the Netball Federation to with the aim of developing Unity and P among North and South said the President of the Netball Federation Trixie Nanyakkara addressing a Media conference in Colombo ob Thursday.

She said that the Jaffna District Netball Association made a request to hold the Championship in Jaffna and the Ex-Co after discussions agreed to give the hosting rights to JDNA.

She added that he Federation invited all 32 affiliated Associations to take part at this Championship and noted that only 26 Associations have confirmed their participation up to 15 of March. She said that other Associations willing to compete to confirm their participation.

In the past the tournament was confined only for two days but the Ex-Co decided to expand the duration of the Tournament for four years beginning from from this year. This expansion is sure to help players extra time to relax and to show their skills at its best.

She further stated that as the Jaffna District is hosting the tournament they made a request to enter two teams from the District which too was approvd by the Ex-Co. The Tournament will be held at the Duraiappa Stadium, Jaffna from March 24 to 27.

Around 350 palyers and 50 Officials referees, selectors, coahes and administrative staff involved with the tournament will travel to Jaffna.

First round matches will be played on league basis on 24th and 25th while the quarterfinals and semi finals are scheduled for 27 while the final will be played on the final day 27th of March.

Winners will receive a Trophy, medals and Certificates.

Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekera will be the chief guest and will give away the awards.

Jaffna NA has made all arrangementsto conduct the Tournament on a grand scale as this is first occasion that a mega national level Netball Tournament Tournament is held in Jaffna

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