Asian Club Volleyball Championships - 2018 : Sri Lankan spikers off to Myanmar | Sunday Observer

Asian Club Volleyball Championships - 2018 : Sri Lankan spikers off to Myanmar

The tour squad: Shamil Malinda Silva (Army), Janitha Surath (Ports Authority), Deepthi Romesh Ranawaka (Ceylon Electricity Board), Chamara Mihiran (Army), Gayan Madusanka Peremaratne (Ceylon Electricity Board), A.W. Lakmal (Ceylon Electricity Board), Ramesh Prasanne Sudasinghe (Air Force), Ayesh Dilhan Perera (Ceylon Electricity Board), Lasindu Methmal Wasanthapriya (Army), Kasun Chathurana Fernando (Ceylon Electricity Board), Wasantha Lakmal (Army), Dhanushka Dilshan Fernando (Air Force), Malith Dinidu Cha
The tour squad: Shamil Malinda Silva (Army), Janitha Surath (Ports Authority), Deepthi Romesh Ranawaka (Ceylon Electricity Board), Chamara Mihiran (Army), Gayan Madusanka Peremaratne (Ceylon Electricity Board), A.W. Lakmal (Ceylon Electricity Board), Ramesh Prasanne Sudasinghe (Air Force), Ayesh Dilhan Perera (Ceylon Electricity Board), Lasindu Methmal Wasanthapriya (Army), Kasun Chathurana Fernando (Ceylon Electricity Board), Wasantha Lakmal (Army), Dhanushka Dilshan Fernando (Air Force), Malith Dinidu Chamara, Shehan Vimukthi Sagara

Sri Lanka’s senior volleyball team left the island for Myanmar on Thursday to compete in the Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championships which is to take place from July 30 to August 6 in the city of Nai Pei Tho. Sixteen teams will participate at this Championship and Sri Lanka is in Group II along with Australia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

The Sri Lankan team is led by experienced Chamara Mihiran and Rohan Pathirage from the Air Force accompanies the team as its overall manager.

Dejan Wulisivi is the coach on tour while Charles Tillekeratne serves as the assistant coach while Nalin Sampath Abeysinghe will be the team’s physio on tour.

The president of Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation (SLVF) and Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that as Sri Lana is hoping to compete at the Asian Games in Indonesia the tour will of great importance to gain experience playing on foreign soil.

It will also give players the much needed exposure playing against teams from Australia and Hong Kong before the Games proper.

 

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