Asanga Seneviratne, former Sri Lanka Rugby Union President and current Vice President of the Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee has been appointed as the Chairman of the Competition Committee in the Asia Rugby Football Union whilst former star rugby player and referee Nizam Jamaldeen has been appointed as the 2nd Deputy in the Asia Rugby Referees Committee.
The Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) is the regional governing body of rugby union in Asia. ARFU was founded in 1968 with eight participating countries – Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand
The ‘Competition Committee’ holds a key part in the Asian rugby circuit as organizing, scheduling and uplifting the standard of rugby throughout Asia is a big part of the council and team.
Asanga Seneviratne who is vastly experienced in holding prominent roles will have another task on his shoulder as he is set to spear-head the Competition Committee of Asia Rugby for the next two years.
This appointment gives Sri Lanka much needed recognition and also prestige within the Asian circuit.
Nizam Jamaldeen, who is a house-hold name in the local rugby fraternity, will act as the 2nd Deputy of the Referees Committee for the next two years. His expertise and good decision-making has undoubtedly reserved his seat at the committee making Sri Lanka’s voice heard at the international level.
We, on behalf of the community offer the two gentlemen our heartiest congratulations and wish them the very best in their endeavours.