Ranjani Jayakody, new Netball president
Ranjani Jayakody the Chief Secretary of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council was elected the President of the Sri Lanka Netball Federation at the election held yesterday at the Sports Ministry Auditorium.
The Director General of Sports Amal Edirisooriya has confirmed elected officials at this contest which was finally ended with a one sided affair as the main opposition party headed by President candidate MP Kokila Gunawardena and their team made objection to this election and walked out. They will seek courts assistance in this regard.
Ranjani Jayakody the former Director General of Sports from Matale said “we were very keen to contest but unfortunately opponent party main candidates last minute took a decision not to compete for this election. We came here to promote Netball and are ready to take this challenge and invite all to join hands to develop the game,” said the newly elected President. Meanwhile, Kumudini Gomes from Western Province was elected as Secretary while Sanjeewani Wanasinghe (Mercantile Services), S. Aneetha (Jaffna) and V.D T Sumitha of Government services were elected as Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, and Assistant Treasurer respectively.