I consider it a personal honour and a privilege to hold the Presidency of the Mercantile Volleyball Association in this important year for the National Sport of Sri Lanka. Since its introduction to Sri Lanka in the year 1916, Volleyball within a span of hundred years, has become part and parcel of the day to day lives of Sri Lankans from all walks of life, and has now become a popular game played in every nook and corner of the island. In the mercantile sector, where the vigour and enthusiasm of the cream of the labour force of Sri Lanka is available, the role of the Mercantile Volleyball Association has become notable and important.
Since its revival in the year 2012, the Mercantile Volleyball Association has been instrumental in developing and popularizing Volleyball in the mercantile sector, especially through the successful organizing of the Mercantile Volleyball Championship for the last six consecutive years. It is indeed exciting to note that the membership of this association has gradually increased and also the number of teams participating in the championship has also increased through the years. Furthermore, MVA hopes to build the goodwill among the corporate fraternity of the island by bringing them together through this common passion.
While popularizing the National Sport, Mercantile Volleyball Championship has been providing a strong platform for young and budding volleyball players to find employment in many reputed companies in Sri Lanka, and has also helped many capable and experienced Coaches by providing them opportunities and extra income. Further, Mercantile Volleyball Championship has been a stepping stone for many talented novices to reach higher levels of the Sport.
I will be failing in my duties if I fail to recognize the corporate sponsors and donors, who have come forward voluntarily to assist the Mercantile Volleyball Championship in numerous ways this year too. Furthermore, I also wish to thank all the participating teams for coming forward continuously and taking part with a lot of passion and dedication in this tournament.
As Sri Lankan Volleyball passes a hundred successful years, Mercantile Volleyball Association is being empowered by the membership of many reputed companies in the corporate sector, and is driven by a group of dedicated and professional personalities, whom I am lucky to have as my ExCo. Together, we strive to further popularise this low cost yet furious game within the mercantile sector as well as throughout the entire country.
I sincerely hope that I as the President and my able and dedicated ExCo would be able to take the Mercantile Volleyball Championship to the next level this year.
— Lakmal Jayasinghe (General Manager Sales – Sri Lanka Telecom PLC)
|Immediate Past President||Colonel Sujith Jayasekara||Senior General Manager – Group HR||Brandix Lanka Ltd|
|President||Mr.Lakmal Jayasinghe||General Manager Sales – Metro & Region 2||Sri Lanka Telecom PLC|
|Senior Vice President||Mr. Ruwan Sanjeewa||Head of Group Admin, Compliance & Warehouse Operations||MAS Linea Aqua(pvt)Ltd|
|01. Vice President||Mr.A.S.Nalaka||Group Logistics Manager||Lanka Tiles(pvt)Ltd.|
|02. Vice President||Mr. Chandana Wijesinghe||Deputy Manager – Admin||MAS Unichela (Pvt) Ltd Casual Line Division|
|03. Vice President||Mr. Aruna Senanayake||Manager – Sales & Markering||C.W.Mackie PLC|
|04. Vice President||Mr. Sudarshana Jayathilake||Manager – HR||Ceylinco Life|
|05. Vice President||Mr. Suneth Hirumuthugama||Facility Head||Logistic Park (Pvt) Ltd (efl Group)|
|General Secretary||Mr.Saman Weerasuriya||Development manager – IT||Crystal-Martin Ceylon (pvt) Ltd|
|Assistant Secretary||Ms. Subhakthi Dewage||Senior Executive – Group WHR||Brandix Apparel Ltd.|
|Treasurer||Mr. Lahiru Vitharana||Assistant Manager – Finance & Accounting||David Pieris Motor Company Ltd.|
|Assist-Treasurer||Mr. Thilak R. Thilakaratne||Deputy General Manager – CCD||Sri Lanka Telecom PLC|
|National Organizer||Mr. Sisira Pathmadewa||Manager – Data Processing||D. Samson & Sons (Pvt) Ltd.|
|Tournament Organizer||Mr. Jagath Lal Kumarasiri||Manager – Services||Link Natural Products|
|01. Executive Committee Mem.||Mr. Hirannye Senanayake||Information Technology Support Lead||MAS Capital (pvt)Ltd|
|02. Executive Committee Mem.||Ms. Buddhi Weerakkody||Senior Executive – WHR||Brandix Apparel Solutions Ltd – Minuwangoda|
|03. Executive Committee Mem.||Mr Chandana Bandara||Deputy General Manager||MAS Kreeda – Leisurelin|
|04. Executive Committee Mem.||Mr. SanjeewaPitiyegedara||Manager- Techincal and Production||Omega Line Ltd|
|05. Executive Committee Mem.||Mr Deepal Ekanayak||Assistant – FG & RM Warehouse||MAS Unichela (Pvt) Ltd – Linea Clothing Division|