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Roshan Iddamalgoda new Mercantile Cricket Association chief


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Wattala Antonian cricket captain Roshan Iddamalgoda from Media Vision Advertising was unanimously elected as the new President of the Mercantile Cricket Association (MCA) at its 100th Annual General Meeting held on 28 September at the MCA Fine Dining Restaurant at 6.30 p.m.

Iddamalgoda thus became the 40th MCA President overall and the 26th Sri Lankan to hold the high office. The MCA was established by British ex-pat planters in 1911 and the first Sri Lankan President was Chandra Schaffter in 1965. 

Iddamalgoda played Mercantile Cricket for Heath & Co. from 1987 to 1989 and for Mabroc Tea from 1996 to 2010. 

He joined MCA in 2002, held the General Secretary’s post from 2008 to 2012, including the MCA centenary year in 2011, was one of the Vice Presidents from 2013 to 2017 before being named the President. 

Iddamalgoda and Roshan Abeysinghe formed Ragama Cricket Club in 1991 and currently the former is the General Secretary of RCC. 

Iddamalgoda served Sri Lanka Cricket in the capacity of an Executive Committee Member and Chairman of the Tournament Committee.  

Nalin Wickremasinghe from Commercial Bank Plc was retained as the General Secretary.   

The full list of office bearers for 2017/2018 (all elected unanimously)

Patron: Hemaka Amarasuriya 

Vice Patrons (three): CTA Schaffter, Upali Dharmadasa and Chrysantha Obeysekere

Trustees (three): Thilak de Soyza, K. Mathivanan and Neil Perera

President: Roshan Iddamalgoda/Media Vision Advertising 

Vice presidents (three): H.U.U. Buddhima, Prestige Automobile Ltd.

Rohana Dissanayake from David Pieris Group of Companies

Wasanthalal Fernando from John Keells Holdings

General Secretary: Nalin Wickremasinghe from Commercial Bank Plc

Assistant Secretary: Mahesh de Alwis from Fair First Insurance 

Treasurer: Thushan Amarasuriya from Singer Sri Lanka Plc

Assistant Treasurer: Tarindra Kaluperuma from Stafford Motor Co. 

Firms and Representatives: D. Samson & Sons’ Rohan Somawansa

Trendex Lanka’s Sirosha Gunatillake

First Choice Ltd’s Sanjaya Wijesinghe

Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka’s Duminda Pinto

Valibel Finance Plc’s Sajeewa Sapukotana

Tournament Committee Chairman Sujeewa de Silva from SriLankan Airlines


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