Dialog powers Sri Lanka Youth Netballers for the Asian Youth Championship

Asian Youth Netball Championship 2023

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The 12-member Sri Lanka youth netball team (U21) left Sri Lanka shores on the 6th of June 2023 to vie for top honours at the Asian Youth Netball Championship 2023 which is scheduled to be played in South Korea from June 10 – 17, 2023.           

The National Youth team will be led by the goal shooter, Sajini Rathnayaka and Sri Lanka, who are competing in Group B will play their games against Singapore, Brunei, Chinese Taipei & South Korea while Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, India and Pakistan will compete under Pool ‘A’.

Sri Lanka National Youth Team will play their first game against Korea on 11th June and will continue to play against Brunei on 12th June, Singapore on 13th June and Chinese Taipei on the 14th of June to secure a spot in the knockout stage of the tourney.

According to the history of the Asian Youth Netball Championship, Sri Lanka won the championship in the year 1998, 2002 and 2015.

Dialog Axiata is the proud sponsor of the Sri Lanka National Cricket, Volleyball, Netball and Esports teams. The Company also has a close association with the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and Senior Netball Tourneys, Schools Rugby, Sri Lanka Golf Open, Premier Football and Paralympic sports by powering the Army Para Games, National Para Games and the Sri Lankan contingent to the World Paralympic Games.

SQUAD

Sajini Rathnayake (Captain) – Nethmi Wijenayake (Vice Captain) – Idusha Janani – Chalini Neesha – Sarah Peiris – Bhashi Udagedara – Dilmi Wijenayake – Minaji Kankanige – Timy Wasanthapriya – Nethanga Gunarathna – Jinali Balasooriya – Ranudi Perera

OFFICIALS

Amalka Gunathilake (Head Coach)

Sashika Samarasinghe (Assistant Coach)

Vajira Pushpakumari (Manager)

Shiromi Pilapitiya (Doctor)

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