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Diplomatic Cricket Tournament

The Diplomatic Missions and UN Agencies in Colombo jointly organised their ‘Annual Diplomatic Cricket Tournament 2019’ which was held at the Malay Cricket Club, Colombo recently.

The local employees of Diplomatic Missions, as well as diplomatic staff participated in the tournament.

Diplomats of the South Africa, Canada, Oman, Iraq, South Korea, Thailand and Pakistan were present at the opening ceremony. Teams from India, Korea, Canada, Pakistan, Asian, Europe, Gulf, IOM, UNDP, UNOP, WHO, ADB and British Council, participated. The IOM team defeated the Canadian team in the final and Captain of the IOM Team Aruna Dissantha and runners up, Canadian Team Captain Gerard Kumar received awards from the High Commissioner of South Africa in Colombo Robina P. Marks and Canada High Commissioner in Colombo David Mckinnon. Main Sponsors of the tournament were Wickramarachchi Opticians CEO Mihira Wickramarachchi and Stafford Motor Company Pvt. Ltd. General Manager Charaka Perera was also present. Other sponsors were Ocean Trade Logistics Ltd Managing Director Sudesh Mendis, United Motors Assistant Manager Sales, Rishan Rizvi, Speed Mark, Classis Travels and Elite Indian Restaurant whose representatives were also present.

Organising Committee Chairman M.S.M. Shiraj presented mementos to the sponsors on behalf of the organising committee.