60 slicers for SAARC c'ship
Slicers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Nepal
together with Sri Lanka will play in the 10th SAARC Carrom Championships
from August 13 to 15 at the White Haven Hotel, Panadura. Carrom
Federation of Sri Lanka is hosting the championships.
Sixty players and officials from these five countries will arrive on
August 12 and arrangements have already been made to accommodate them
and the Sri Lanka slicers and umpires at this hotel.
CFSL has obtained the services of well-known coach from India, Ramesh
Chitty from Bombay, to coach our carromites. Chitty was also a former
champion slicer and Indian coach for few years.
Sri Lanka will field two men's and two women's teams being the host
Men's 'A' team: Chamil Cooray (Seylan Bank), B. Nishantha Fernando
(Finance & Guarantee Ltd), Viraj Fernando (SLPA), Men's 'B' team:
Germain Goonewardena (Seylan Bank), Ajith Chandrasoma (Ceylon Petroleum
Corporation), Upali Perera (Parliament SC).
Women's 'A' team: Nayana Wickremasinghe (Carromites SC), Yasika
Rahubadde (Sumana BV, Ratnapura), Amitha Wickremasinghe (SLPA).
Women's 'B' team: Kalyani Amerasinghe (State Engineering
Corporation), Leela de Silva (Rangers SC), Nadeeshani Rupasinghe (Pagoda