The Mercantile Badminton Association (MBA) recently held its Annual General Meeting in its continuing effort to improve the sport in the mercantile sector. The MBA, which is a registered sports body under the Ministry of Sports, held it’s AGM with more than thirty member firms joining in, unanimously re-electing Singer PLC’s Roshan Fernando as president for the second consecutive year.

While Fernando assumes duties as president of the association for the year  2018, he will be well supported by five vice presidents, Namely, – Mohan Fernando (Hayleys Group), Madura Jayasekara (Vallibel Finance), Moditha Jayasekara (HNB), Hareendra Jayasundara (Standard Chartered Bank) and Sampath Happawana (ICM Micro). Dinusha Costa of Singer PLC will hold duties as the secretary of the committee whilst Jayan Madusanka (Commercial Bank) has been trusted with the duties of treasurer.

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The 2017 board proudly announced substantial savings in budget compared to the previous year. Speaking at the AGM, President Roshan Fernando said “The MBA has had a solid year in 2017 and we expect an even better one this year. We hope to introduce several new programs that will enhance the image of the MBA, while also giving back to society and encouraging other mercantile companies to join with us.”

In its efforts to give back to society the MBA will be introducing a few more CSR projects this year organizing free training campaigns for school players, and will also look at the possibility of donating sports equipment to the schools in need.

The President along with his newly formed committee will also focus their efforts in assisting the School’s Badminton Association to uplift the standard of Badminton in the country.