Umpires promoted to Level 3, including two female umpires (left) Dedunu de Silva and Nilmini Perera
One hundred and thirty three umpires across various levels, accredited by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), were awarded promotion letters during two ceremonies held recently.
The first ceremony was attended by SLC President Shammi Silva, Vice President Ravin Wickramaratne, elite umpire Kumar Dharmasena, the Umpires Committee comprising Chairman Deepal Madurapperuma, Secretary Wasanthala Fernando, committee members Manuja Kariapperuma, Dilran Abeysekera, and Adu Siddeek. The letters for Level 1, 2, and 3 promotions were handed over at this ceremony.
The second ceremony was attended by elite umpire Kumar Dharmasena, the Umpires Committee, letters were awarded to the umpires promoted to level 4.
The evaluation process for these promotions included examinations, viva voce, and interviews, and was conducted under close scrutiny and supervision of the Umpires Committee.
SLC said 370 SLC-accredited umpires sat for the examination, and out of these 270 qualified to face the viva. The vivas were conducted in 7 centres covering all districts.
There were 4 promotions to level 1, 10 promotions to level 2, 29 promotions to level 3 and 90 promotions to level 4. SLC said it was noteworthy that 3 woman umpires were promoted this time: 2 to level 3 and one to level 4. They were: Dedunu De Silva and Nimali Perera promoted to Level 3 and Sanduni Lakshika to level 4.
The names of the promoted umpires are:
Level 1 Promotions
Maurice Dela Zilva, Susantha Dissanayake, Vidura Prasad, and RHSSK Perera
Level 2 Promotions
BMA Mohan De Silva, Sanjeewa Fernando, R P Massalage, Thilak Fernando, Dammika Rajapaksha, Damith Sanjeewa, Chamara De Zoysa, Shantha Fonseka, Chandrika Amarasinghe, and Chaturan Sanjeewa
Level 3 Promotions
SM Wijesiri, WLP Gamini Wijesinghe, RNAM Rafeel, Kasun Wijesekara, KPL Sirira Kumara Siriwardane, SPRL Dulsiri, Chinthaka Girihagama, Sisira Prabod Silva, Chandana Kumara Silva, PADS Ponnamperuma, PLCE Shane Cooray, Herosh Jayasekara, Dedunu De Silva, Dharshana Perera, Asanka Nanayakkara, PHK Supun Nirmala, Nimali Perera, NRK Wickramasimghe, Vishantha Fernando, RSKAP Dilantha, Roshan Dammika, AM Priyantha, T Kirubaharan, Sumeda Thilakarathna, P Ganeshkumar, Delesha Jayasuriya, Priyan Withanaarachchi, Malik Keerthi Fernando, and Sanjeewa Dias
Level 4 Promotions
KM Manjua Kumara, MK Asela Jayawickrama, B Dilshan Sampath Mendis, M Asanka Viraj, NT Paranavithana, RPG Saman Kumara, ERCKB Wickramaarachchi, WP Satharasinghe, IP Colombarachchi, KA Thilina Gayan, KA Nanda Kumara, CSK Ranawaka, JK Weerasinghe, SAJA Thilakaratne, PMRC Bandara, KA Naynajith Chaminda, Chameera Menuka, Ruwan P Munasinghe, JSL De Silva, KKO Vikum de Alwis, ANS DE Silva, Lasith Karunatillaka, KADD Chandimal, MADS Pushpakumara, KES Rangajeewa, Asanka Kahatapitiya, Chanaka Ihalahewa, Chamila Karawita, K Nathan, AJ Jacob, K Selvasara, T Jayatheepan, N Sutheshkumar, Y Nitharshan, A Balendran, G Gnanathayalan, WSAP Fernando, DS Nilanka Perera, JANS Jayakody, UDDD Chinthaka, RS Satharasignhe, RDT Dassanayake, MGAP Amith Gamage, KDC Priyanga Kumara, S Daluwatta, S Dammika Mudalige, UDD Sumanasekara, Lalith kadawathagedera, K Pradeep Kumara, SAP Dassanayake, HWP Poornika, KACJ Kasthuriarachchi, KS Dananjaya Nilame, J Fasmeer, MPIN Nandasiri, UKI Samaraweera, AM Rilas, SM Ariffu, AMW Jasmy, MMW Amher, UL Nahfiudeen, IM Faiz, KPGS Kumara, YSM Zishan, MJM Jareeth, SM Sujan, JMM Prabath Kumra, AMT Sampath, RMT Kumarasinghe, RMSN Ratnayke, ANK Ratnayake, DP Kariyawasam, YMA Chaturanga Yapa, SL Unanthenna, ARCS Umayangana, PG Chamara Dilruksha, RMS Wasantha, RMDB Mangoda, MV Chanaka, LSMA De Silva, NWM Tharanga Shantha, MHS Bandusiri, WR Chaminda, NC Wickramasinghe, AP Sanduni Lakshika, HKE Harshaka, WASC De Silva, MKT Dammika, NCK Komasaru, and PIW Jayasekara