Balares SC, Vijaya SC President’s Gold Cup champions…

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Balares SC, Boralesgamuwa and Vijaya SC, Koswadiya, Puttalam carried away the men’s and women’s championships of the President’s Gold Cup Dialog Volleyball Championship. The finals were played at the newly constructed Jeyaraj Fernandopulle Indoor Volleyball court at Davisamara College, Seeduwa last afternoon.

Balares SC beat Rantharu SC from Debagama in Kegalle 3-0 to bag the men’s crown while Vijaya SC, Koswadiya beat Golden Birds SC from Radawana 3-2 in an evenly contested women’s final.

Golden Birds SC Radawana secured the third place in the men’s category and Kapila SC of Siyambalagoda won third place in the women’s category

Organized by the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and powered by Dialog Axiata, the tournament saw around 4000 teams participating in the preliminary rounds conducted over a period of six months. Teams from over 300 Grama Seva divisions including the North and East were elevated to the District level before reaching the national finals.

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the new Indoor Volleyball court at a ceremony attended by a number of dignitaries including Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera, City Planning and Water Supply State Minister and Consultant Dr Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Parliamentarian Dilan Perera, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive Officer Hans Wijayasuriya and Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya.

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