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Air Force and Youth Services emerge Rupavahini Super League VB Champs

On top of them all .... Best Sportsman in the menís tournament, the captain of the Air Force team - Tharanga Rukshan (left) and Best Sportswoman - Madushika Ratnasiri - captain of the Youth Services team with the championship trophies.
- Pic: Wehelle Piyathilake - Maharagama Special Corr.

VOLLEYBALL: Air Force and Youth Services emerged menís and womenís volleyball champions in the Youth Services Rupavahini Super League Volleyball Championships held recently at the Indoor Stadium at the Youth Centre, Maharagama.

The finals were played on October 17 and in the menís final, Sri Lanka Air Force beat Sri Lanka Navy and in the Womenís final, Youth Services Women beat Pannala Casualine team.

Tharanga Ruksan of Air Force was picked as the Best Player among the men and Madushika Ratnasiri of Youth Services was the Best Player among the women.

They were presented with cash award of Rs. 19,000 each.

Results (men): Champion Team - Air Force - Rs. 150,000 in each and Trophy. 1st runner-up: Sri Lanka Navy - Rs. 100,000, 2nd runner-up: Youth Services - Rs. 50,000 and third runner-up: Sri Lanka Army - Rs. 30,000.

Women: Champion Team - Youth Services - Rs. 150,000; 1st runner-up: Casualine, Pannala - Rs. 100,000 2nd runner-up: Sri Lanka Army - Rs. 50,000.

The chief guest at the awards presentation was Minister of Youth Affairs Dallas Alahapperuma, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and Deputy Minister Dilan Perera, Deputy Minister Ranjith Siyabalapitiya, Provincial Sports Minister Upali Kodikara, Maharagama U.C. Chairperson Kanthi Kodikara, Rupavahini Director-General Devappriya Abeysinghe, Navy Vice Admiral Tissera Samarasinghe.


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