|DSI sponsors volleyball
Volleyball is Sri Lanka’s National
sport. DSI is proud to be associated with this sport as it helps
young Sri Lankan’s who take up this discipline.
DSI has made a commitment to sponsor the inter-school volleyball
championship - named as the DSI Super Sport Volleyball
Championships - which will be held in collaboration with the Sri
Lanka Volleyball Federation and the Sports Division of the
Education Ministry. The championship has been scheduled to be
held from October to December.
The DSI Super Sport Volleyball Championship, recognized as the
premier tournament in the field of volleyball, accommodated a
record 1848 school teams last year. This year DSI plans to take
the championship to a higher level attracting more schools to
Sanga shares his cricket knowledge with
On a bright, sunny day, the enthusiastic winners of the ‘Viva
Coaching Camp’ gathered expectantly at Keththarama Stadium to
kick-off the two-day cricket camp with the vice-captain of the
Sri Lankan cricket team and Viva brand ambassador Kumar
With smiles on their faces the excited youth dashed towards
Sangakkara. The Viva brand ambassador, Sangakkara, led the kids
onto the field and sat them down on the ground around him.
Questions about cricket, his childhood and various aspects of
his life soon came flying at him from all directions. He
laughingly answered each one of them. The youngsters watched
spell-bound as he demonstrated some cricketing techniques, all
the while divulging valuable tips and tricks to help them
improve their batting styles.
The winners of the ‘Viva Coaching Camp’ were selected in a lucky
draw that they participated in by filling out entry coupons
which were included in every Viva 400g pack. The 100 lucky
winners were then divided into two groups of 50 to have more
personal interaction with Sangakkara.
Although Sangakkara is getting ready to go to the ICC Mini World
Cup this week, he seemed to enjoy, and even relish the two days
spent with the youngsters on the field. His face shone with
happiness as he played with the kids and he even spent time with
the kid’s family members when they came to the ground. He freely
signed autographs and posed for pictures with everyone who
All set for cricket academy
Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Tony Opatha has tied up with
Moors Sports Club to start an international cricket academy at
the club grounds at Braybrooke Place.
The academy which will be opened before mid-November is the
brain child of Opatha and Moors SC.
Opatha is the chairman/chief executive director of the academy
with Lantra Fernando as head coach, S.K. Paranavithana as
assistant coach and Laxman Ranasinghe and Manjula Rajakaruna as
The academy will provide a unique opportunity for young
cricketers to develop their talents in the age groups of under
13, 15, 17 and 19.
NCC – SSC clash for J R Jayawardene Trophy
The traditional clash between arch rivals NCC and SSC for the
J. R. Jayawardene trophy will be played at the Singhalese Sports
Club grounds today commencing at 10.00 a. m.
The annual encounter, which will be played for the eighth
consecutive year, first took place in 1999. Last year SSC won
the encounter by a comfortable 48 runs to take their tally of
wins to three. NCC has also won the encounter thrice with one
game ending in a no-decision.
This year’s encounter is expected to be closely fought between
the two teams which will be led by Upul Chandana (NCC) and
Avishka Gunawardene (SSC).
NCC: Upul Chandana (captain) Akalanka Ganegama (vice-captain),
Russell Arnold, Hashan Tillakaratne, L. Fernando, S. Wijeyaratna,
T. Fernando, Kosala Kulasekara, Jeremy Saverimuthupulle, T.
Kottehewa, C. Athukorale, S. Soysa, I. Muthalip, Dahanayake, U.
Varuna, C. Komasaru, D. Mapa, K. Gunawardena, U.K.D. Aravinda,
Leo Wijesinghe (Manager).
SSC: Avishka Gunawardene, (captain), Jeevan Mendis
(vice-captain), Tharanga Paranavitana, Tilan Samaraweera,
Anushka Polonowita, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Kaushal Silva, Nuwan
Zoysa, Dammika Prasad, Chaminda Vidanapathirana, Dunil Abeydeera,
Charith Jayaweera, Suraj Mohomed, Damith Indika, Shalika