31st January 2018 14:55:28 Hours
Introduction of volleyball goes back to 9 Feb 1895 and had been a part of the Summer Olympics for both men and women consistently since 1964. Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation (SLVF) is the main governing body of Volleyball in Sri Lanka, where volleyball is its national sport.
With the intention of finding potential players to represent Army and National teams, SF HQ(E) organized the Inter-Division Volleyball Championship - 2018 at 7 SLA premises and amidst a large gathering of Army sports-lovers, curtains came down of the tournament on 29 Jan 2018.
Commander SF (E) Maj Gen Santhusitha Pananwala graced the finals and the awarding ceremony as the Chief Guest. GOC 22 Div Maj Gen Aruna Jayasekera, Comd FMA (E) Maj Gen Manoj Mudannayaka, GOC 24 Div Maj Gen Mahinda Mudalige, Commandant ITC Maj Gen Suraj Bansajaya, GOC 23 Div Brig Chula Abenayaka welcomed the Chief Guest on arrival.
22 Division volleyball team secured the Championship of the finals beating the SF HQ(E) team after a very close tussle. The best performances displayed on the courts by the Army players ensured the following awards:
Best Player - Gnr Premasiri PLS -22Division
Best Attacker - L/ B Surawimala WM - SF HQ (E)
Best Setter - Gnr AmarasingheAVALM -22Division