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Boxing referees and judges elect office bearers

The Annual General Meeting of the Boxing Referees and Judges Association (BRJA) of Sri Lanka took place on March 10 at the Institute of Sports Science Torrington square, Colombo to elect office-bearers for the year 2019-2020.

Retired army Captain R.K. Indrasena, a former National champion and coach, was re-elected uncontested as President of the BRJA for a second term and pledged to raise the standard of boxing referees and judges in Sri Lanka. The two BRJA Vice Presidents are senior officials Major PLJ Ratnasuriya and Robert Wellington.

“We will work in consultation with the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) to improve the standard of officials by conducting more seminars and workshops this year. Our aim is to provide more opportunities for BRJA members to become qualified as international 1, 2 or 3-Star referees and judges,” said Indrasena, a 2-Star International Referee and Judge of AIBA, the world body governing the sport.

BASL President Dian Gomes and a Sports Ministry designated official Vajira Goonetilleke, were present to oversee the AGM.

Gomes urged the BRJA to unite as a family leaving aside differences in the past and work with the common objective of promoting the sport of boxing in Sri Lanka with the BASL in the future.

BRJA office-bearers for 2019-2020: President: Capt. RK Indrasena

Vice President: Major PLJ Ratnasooriya,Vice President: Robert Wellington, Secretary: TJ Chandradasa, Asst. Secretary: Commander Prabath Nanayakkara, Treasurer: Prasad Wijesekara,

Executive Members for year 2019/20 T.N. Thajudeen , Bandula V Gamage, Nelka Shiromala, Srilal Gomes, A. Ousman