Deaf Schools netball and cricket sixes May 26
DEAF SPORTS: The School for the Deaf, Ratmalana is fancied to win the
Caltex Trophies at the Deaf Schools' Netball and Six-A-Side Softball
Cricket Tournaments, when these two tournaments will be played at the De
Soysa Stadium, Moratuwa on May 26 starting at 8.30 a.m.
The tournaments are organised by the Deaf School Past Pupils'
Association and sponsored by Caltex Lubricants Lanka Limited for the
sixth successive year.
The teams that have entered for cricket - The School for the Deaf,
Ratmalana - the defending champions, last year's runners-up: Sri
Sudarshi Deaf and Blind School, Bandarawela, Islamic Centre for
Physically Handicapped, Thihariya, Rohana Special School, Matara,
Yasodara Deaf and Blind School, Tangalle, Sayana Deaf School, Matale and
Siviraja Deaf and Blind School, Mahawewa.
In netball, Siviraja Deaf and Blind School, Mahawewa will offer stiff
competition to the Ratmalana Deaf and Blind School and the other
contenders are Rohana Special School, Matara and Sri Sudarshi Deaf and
Blind School, Bandarawela.
The chief guest will be Imal Fonseka, Director/General Manager,
Caltex Lubricants Lanka Limited while Miss Manoji Samararatne, Marketing
Manager, Microsoft Sri Lanka (Pvt) Limited will be the guest of honour.
A former Sports Star Shivantha Vivekanandan - the President and
Chairman of the Organising Committee, Deaf School Past Pupils'
Association said that the main purpose of conducting sports activities
like netball, cricket and volleyball was the popularise and promote
sports among the deaf community.
There have been many sponsors like Caltex Lubricants Lanka Limited,
Microsoft Sri Lanka Pvt. Limited, Seylan Bank Limited, Darley Butler and
Company Limited, SriLankan Airlines, Ceylon Cold Stores Limited,
Strassen Group and Suntel Limited and wished to thank them for the
The organisers also received the unstinted support of Mrs. Marie
Wijeyaratne - the Principal and members of the Deaf School Past Pupils'
Association and the Parent-Teachers Association of the School for the
The popularity of cricket has also helped to uplift the standard of
leatherball cricket among the deaf. Sri Lanka Deaf Cricket Association
will pick a pool of cricketers who will be trained by former Nomads
Cricketer Jayalath Aponso.