Geethma Senuri a talented soccer player from Kundasale
Seventeen year old, W.M.Geethma Senuri Bandara, a Grade Twelve student of SWRD Bandaranayake National School, Kundasale, Kandy District is a talented Girls Soccer player of the School coached by Ranjith Karunaratne, a veteran soccer coach cum player and her teacher-in-charge is Gayani Nanayakkara
Geethma started playing soccer from 2014 under the supervision of the Teacher-in-charge and under the talented coach and after some time she was trained to participate in District and Provincial Soccer matches.
|Geethma Senuri Bandara addressing the gathering.
In the year 2016 she was selected to the under 16 National Soccer team for the SAF games held in Bhutan representing Sri Lanka and the team was Captained by Uthpala Jayakody of Kuvishigamuwa Central School, Kurunegala and she played in the forward position.
In her Under16 Soccer team the other players of her School Team were Thisari Nimasha, Kaveesha Wanasinghe and Parami Ranjani. Their School Soccer team became Runners-up at the District and Provincial tournaments organized by the Dept. of Education in the year 2017 they played in many soccer tournaments and in the year 2018 although they played continuously they did not get a place but in 2019 they became Runners-up again at the District and Provincial Soccer Tournaments and at these soccer matches Vihara Maha Devi Vidyalaya, Kandy became Champions.
In the year 2020 Geethma got an opportunity to represent Sri Lanka at the SAF Games held in Bangladesh and they lost the tournament games but they gained a lot of experience out of this. She was felicitated by her School last week and the Chief Guest was Athula Jayawardena. Director of Sports(CP) Principal of the School, Chandrani Dissanayake, Vice Principals, Viyanga Jayasekera, Muthuhetti, S. Mayadunne, Umanga Jayasekera, and PTIs, Thanuja Gunasinghe and Gayani Nanayakkara and Ven. Susima Thero were also present on the occasion.