The awards ceremony of the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball Championship 2016 was held on 7 December at the stadium of the National Youth Center in Maharagama, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
Celebrating the century of introducing volleyball to Sri Lanka, the book ‘Sri Lanka Volleybolayata Siyawask’, written by Susil Ranasinghe, former Secretary to the Sri Lanka Volleyball Association, was presented to the President.
The President unveiled the volleyball plaque built to mark the volleyball century. Postmaster General Rohana Abeyratne presented a souvenir stamp issued for the volleyball century to the President.
Volleyball teams representing all districts of Sri Lanka competed for the Presidents Gold Cup Volleyball Championship 2016. The President presented awards to the four victorious teams.
Ministers Dayasiri Jayasekara and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, State Ministers Sudarshani Fernandopulle and Dilan Perera and Sri Lanka Volleyball Association President Eranda Veliange were also present.
Captain Nilanga Jayakodi from the Combined Team Katana, the Open Men’s Category Champions, receives the award from President Maithripala Sirisena. Sports Minister Dayasairi Jayasekara, Attorney at Law W.G.S Erandika - President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and Chairman/Director General of the National Youth Services Council and Amali Nanayakkara - Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata Plc are also present
Captain Dinusha Prasadinini of the Wijaya Sports Club, Koswadiya, the Open Women’s Category Champions, receives the award from President Maithripala Sirisena. Dayasairi Jayasekara - Minister of Sports, W.G.S Erandika - President of Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and Chairman/Director General of National Youth Services Council and Amali Nanayakkara - Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata Plc are also present - Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya