Chamila leads Sri Lanka Youth
NETBALL: Chamila Jayawardena of MAS Holdings will lead the
twelve member Sri Lanka Youth Netball team to participate at the
International Netball Championships to be played from May 24 to 30 in
According to Rio Ramlan, Secretary, Netball Federation of Sri Lanka
the netballers were selected after several trials held in Colombo and
the outstation. Most of the netballers who has been picked to represent
the country has fared prominently in All-Island Schools tournaments and
the Netball Federation conducted tourneys.
All netball playing countries will compete at this championship which
will be played on a league basis from the preliminary rounds. The
winners and runner up in the respective groups will play on criss-cross
style until the champions and runners-up are found. The Ministry of
Sports have approved the players and the officials for the tour.
The team will leave on May 21.
The squad: Chamila Jayawardena (MAS Holdings), Akila
Jayawardena (Finance & Guarantee Co. Ltd.), Semini Alwis and Nelumi
Gunasekera (both of Ladies College), Solange Gunawijaya and Sanjeewani
Madushika (St. Josep’s Girls School, Negegoda), Hansi Bandara, Samurdhi
Abeygunawardena (Kalutara BV), Mareesha Fernando (Holy Family Convent,
Wennappuwa, Ishara Harshani (Seylan Bank), Maheshi Liyanage, Surani
Silva (Newstead Girls School, Negombo).
Standbys: Thanuru Amerasinghe (Newstead), Wasundara Pathirage
(F & G Co. Ltd), Anushka Nirmali (St. Joseph’s Girls School). Ms.
Shanthi Unantenne (Manager), Ms. Thilaka Jinadasa (coach), Deepthi Alwis
(Asst. coach). (L.F.)