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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

Asanga Seneviratne

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.

Tournaments begin

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.

Other positions

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.