Lankan juniors triumph in Dhaka

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The Sri Lanka National Junior Under 19 Football team, which includes 14 premier league players, participated in the Asian Football Federation U-19 qualifier Boys Championship 2015 in Dhaka Bangladesh. The team, which is truly representative of Sri Lanka, comprising players from all communities and from major towns around the island, including Anuradhapura, Colombo, Galle, Jaffna and Mannar was in Group A and played against hosts, Bangladesh, as well as Uzbekistan and Bhutan.

The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Dhaka, Attache and staff of Mission as well as the President of the Sri Lanka Association in Bangladesh and members of the 5000 strong Sri Lankan community in Bangladesh were proud to witness the U-19 team’s 2-0 victory against Bhutan, a top team in the SAARC region. Mohamed Afam Akram scored both the goals. The team was led by Danushka Madushanka from Hewavitharana Maha Vidyalaya Kotte, Man of the Tournament in the Sri Lanka Football Association Cup Finals. The Chef-de-Mission was Brig. H.D.W. Kariyawasam; Head of delegation was Nahoorthamby Nasumutheen and Sumith Walpola was Head Coach of the team.

The bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is warm and multifaceted. Youth exchange between the two countries and sports cooperation are important areas in which understanding and interaction between the peoples of the two countries can be promoted

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