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Over one hundred teams for Mercantile Volleyball

The platinum sponsorship is being handed over by Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatillake, MAS Holdings Director of Corporate Human Resources (3rd from left) to President of Mercantile Volleyball Association Lakmal Jayasinghe (2nd from left) at a media briefing held at National Olympic House on Tuesday. Immediate Past President of MVA Col. Sujith Jayasekara and General Secretary of MVA Ms. Subakthi Dewage are also in the picture. Picture by Herbert Perera.
The platinum sponsorship is being handed over by Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatillake, MAS Holdings Director of Corporate Human Resources (3rd from left) to President of Mercantile Volleyball Association Lakmal Jayasinghe (2nd from left) at a media brief

The eighth Mercantile Volleyball Championship 2019, is one of the most anticipated sporting events in Sri Lanka’s mercantile calendar. The preliminary matches are scheduled to be held on September 7 and 8 at the National Youth Services Council Courts, Maharagama while the finals will be held at the Indoor Courts of the same venue on November 2 and 3.

This year’s championship is being organized by a passionate and spirited team led by General Manager of Sri Lanka Telecom Lakmal Jayasinghe and an Executive Committee made up of representatives from reputed companies.

Revival in 2012, which saw the participation of fifty teams while this year organizers are expecting a total of over one hundred teams in both men and women’s categories. The tournament will be conducted under three categories as Super League, Championship and Division ‘A’ with the total prize money exceeding Rs. one million. The best players in the men’s and women’s categories will receive motorcycle and scooty respectively in addition to the trophies for winners, runners-up and the best players (male and female) under the categories of best setter, best attacker and best player.

There will also be many other events to keep the excitement high during the preliminary rounds as well as during the finals, such as the selection of the Lucky Captain and the Best Coach etc.

Through this tournament, the MVA seeks to provide a platform for budding volleyball players in the country to get opportunities and assist them to achieve higher levels in the national game. The Mercantile Volleyball Championship has so far produced four National Players and strives to continue the trend. The MVA has made a tradition of felicitating veteran players on an annual basis, recognizing their service and contribution to the national game.

A number of well-known business and brands have joined in the excitement by coming forward as sponsors: MAS Holdings (Platinum Sponsor). Sri Lanka Telecom, Sunquick, Lanka Tiles, Brandix, Expo Lanka (EFI) and David Pieris Motor Company (Gold Sponsors). Maliban Biscuits, JAT Holdings and Asia Broadcasting Cooperation (Silver Sponsors).

The tournament will be held under the designated national rules and regulations. Employees who have joined their respective organizations before the June 30, 2019 are eligible to participate.

The closing date for applications will be August 15. Further details can be obtained by contacting the MVA official through email on [email protected] or by calling Chandana on 0710682682 or Buddhi on 0776485456. MVA official website www.mva.lk is available for more details on the competition. Applications can be posted to The Mercantile Volleyball Association, No 33, Torrington Place, Colombo 7 with the envelope marked ‘Mercantile Volleyball 2019’ on the top left-hand corner.


 

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