Four teams from Jaffna qualifies
The Dialog President's Gold Cup District level matches were completed
over the last week end with five districts Jaffna, Trincomalee, Badulla,
Vavuniya and Gampaha conducting their games which also found the teams
to play in the national stage. The highlight here was the conducting of
district level matches in Jaffna after a lapse of nineteen years. This
also happens to be the first ever national level tournament conducted
here organised by the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation.
Over forty teams in the mens and womens category participated.
The third leg of the President gold cup volleyball
tournaments commenced covering Gampaha, Badulla, Trincomalee,
Jaffna and Vavuniya Districts. After 19 years Jaffna
District Volleyball Association organized this National
level tournament. Jaffna District tournament was held at
Jaffna Central College ground and President, Jaffna District
Volleyball Association, K. Ehambaram along with secretary K.
Manoharan and Northern Province Chief Manager, Dialog
Telecom M. Dilan were present at the opening ceremony.
The spectator attendance too was encouraging on both days.
In the mens category Hindu Youth SC Araramkal and Pradeep SC
Anathattai qualified to play in the last stage of the national
In the womens section Pathmagal SC Pandanthirappu and Youth SC,
Chankunai made their way to the final stage.
In Trincomalee too enthusiasm was great as many volleyball fans
thronged the courts to witness high class of spiking from players
representing all communities.
The qualifiers from the five districts are as follows:
Jaffna: Men-Hindu Youth SC, Ararankal, Pradeep SC, Anthottai,
Women: Pathmagal SC Pandanthiruppu, Youth SC, Chankanai.
Trincomalee: Men-Ran Samanala SC, Kantalai, A.S.C. Wellamanel SC,
Kinniya, Mihindupura SC Trincomalee, Mohidia SC, Kinniya.
Women: Agbopura SC, Kantalai, Mihindupura SC Trincomalee,
Mullipathana Sinhala MV SC, Fatima SC, Trincomalee,
Badulla: Men - Little Garments SC, Bandarawela, Rober SC, Haputale,
Vivekananda SC, Badulla, Red line SC, Bandarawela
Women: Tenne Panguwa SC, Kandeketiya, Kandeketiya SC, Badulla.
Vavuniya: Men-United SC, Vavuniya, SIA Sports Club, Ulukkulama
Women: Hela Viru SC Periya Ulukkulama Familians SC Vavuniya.
Gampaha: Men - Siriduwa SC, Seeduwa Siyane Tharu SC, Gampaha, Golden
Birds SC, Radawana West Town SC, Negombo.
Women: Golden Birds SC, Radawana Siyane Tharu SC, Gampaha St. Mary's
SC Pitipana Jayashakthi SC, Kinnimahara. BP