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Sri Lanka Jr. men’s volleyball team eyes strong finish at Asian C’ship

Lankan U-23 men’s volleyball team with officials: First row seated from left: K B M.Shehan Lakshitha Bandara (Captain), L H Nishan Indika Fernando - Assistant Coach II, Lokuge Don Sudath – Manager, Dr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya (MP – President Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation), A S Nalaka (General Secretary Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation), H Channa Jayasekara – (Head Coach), R A Chaminda Kumara Jayarathne (Asst. Coach) and I T Rehan Madushanka Fernando (Vice Captain).2nd row standing from left: K Shehan Madushanka Fernando, K B Sanka Dilshan Jayarathna, H S Achira Senanayaka, G Avishka Kaushalya, L Vinod Maduranga Peiris, W T Chamath Dilshan, D M G Madusanka Disanayaka, J M Nuwan Tharaka, A Kavindu Pabasara Chandrasiri, and H Ashen Dhanushka Fernando.

The 12-member Lankan U-23 men’s volleyball team leaves Sri Lankan shores this week to compete at the Asian Volleyball Championship 2019 that will be worked-off from August 3 to 11 in Myanmar.

The team will be led by K B M Shehan Lakshitha Bandara is to compete against Myanmar, Australia and Hong Kong in Group A during the preliminary round.

In the previous Asian championship, Sri Lanka secured the 10th place, while Iran became the overall champs.

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