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Veterans Wijetunge and Moraes felicitated

Wijetunge (left) and Moraes posing with their awards
Wijetunge (left) and Moraes posing with their awards

Veteran sportsmen Rajiva Wijetunge and Gamini Moraes were felicitated by the Mercantile Table Tennis Association (MTTA) at their Colours Night held on December 7.

Wijetunge of MAS was recognized for participating continuously for 40 years in table tennis tournaments conducted by the MTTA while Moraes of Astron has completed 37 years in participating in their tournaments.

One of founder members of MTTA, Eric Motha received the MTTA Hall of Fame Class of 2018 award.

Most valuable players of 2018 received a Rs100,000 worth scholarship from Esoft Metro Campus.

Women’s Most Valuable Player – Kalpani Herath of MAS

Men’s Most Valuable Player – Nirmala Jayasinghe of MAS

A total of 69 award winners from 29 companies attended this event. MTTA hosted four tournaments during the year by inheriting international table tennis playing methods.

Colours Insignia recipients:

Chalitha Ranjana of Seylan Bank, Chathura Weerakoon of MAS, Chethika Shashini of Seylan Bank, Dilini Perera of Virtusa, Dillina Herath of Esoft, Gamini Moraes of Astron, Gimhan Walisundara of MAS, Hashini Wickramasinghe of Virtusa, Heshani Wickramasinghe of EmJay International, Jayampathi Ratnayake of MAS, Kalpani Herath of MAS, Lakshitha Chathuranga of CDB Finance, Lilanka de Silva of Esoft, Nilushana Bandara of Commercial Bank, Nirmala Jayasinghe of MAS, Oshadee Gunasekara of Scienter Technologies, Praveena Perera of Intervest Software Technologies, Raiza Amanulla of MAS, Sahan Sachintha of Dialog Axiata, Sajith Niroshan of Dialog Axiata, Samitha Abeyrathne of Fonterra, Srimali Wimalaratne of MAS, Sudath Rohana of Unilevers, Sukitha Wickramanayake of MAS, Tharindu Munasinghe of Sysco Labs, Umaya Windsor of Zone 24x7, Upeka Kotinkaduwa of MAS, Upekka Anuruddhi of Codegen, Vinoli Silva of Seylan Bank