Asanga Seneviratne enters baseball!
By Ranjika Perera
Sri Lanka Baseball/Softball office-bearers for 2020/21
President – Asanga Seneviratne
Executive Vice President – Manoj Fernando
Vice President – Sujeevan Senarathne
Vice President – Rajith Ratnayake
Secretary – Sanka Abeywickrama
Assistant Secretary – Dilen Fernando
Treasurer – Akila Premathilaka
Coordinator – Pubudu Kodikara
Chairman of Men’s Senior League – Chanaka R. Rathnayake
Chairman of Little League – Nuwan T. Jayasinghe
Chairman of Ladies Baseball and Softball – Sugath Dissanayake
Director Men’s Senior League – Chathuranga Ranasinghe
Director of Little League – Chamath Srinika
Director of Ladies Baseball and Softball – Bhanuka Senarath
Former Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) President and experienced sports administrator Asanga Seneviratne has replaced Nissanka Senadhipathi as the President of the Sri Lanka Baseball Association aka Sri Lanka Baseball (SLB).
Senadhipathi took over SLB in October 2020 yet, yet due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he unfortunately was unable to carry out any of his plans.
Formerly elected as Vice President, Seneviratne has now been given the position vacated by Senadhipathi.
The new President of SLB has kicked off the sport’s calendar with an inter-club tournament, which began yesterday (18) at the Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Baseball Grounds in Colombo.
The tournament will go until Sunday (21). This is the first tournament after the West Asia Championship which was held in 2019.
Seneviratne currently serves as Chairman of the recently-appointed Rugby Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka and also holds office in the Asia Rugby Council as one of its Vice Presidents.
Outside sports, Seneviratne was also appointed to the board of Sri Lanka’s Colombo Stock Exchange. Former Chairman of Sri Lanka Rugby, he presently serves as the Vice President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) too.