Shashikala Sathyanganie Senadheera, the Principal of Mahamaya Girls School has been selected unanimously, as the President of the Sri Lanka Schools Hockey Association, at a Meeting held at the Dept.of Education,Colombo recently for a period of One year. As an Old Girl of Mahamaya Shashikala was the Captain of Mahamaya Girls School Hockey team as well as the Captain of the Champion Kandy district Girls Hockey team at the All Island Schools Hockey Tournament which beat Colombo Schools Hockey team in the year 1987.
Shashikala told this correspondent that there are altogether 105 Schools (Boys and Girls) which played the game of Hockey but in the year 2020 due to Covid Epidemic these Schools did not get an opportunity to get involved in the game as they had no practices.
She said that she has a lot of plans to give a facelift to the game of Hockey and first of all to start with giving an awareness Programme on Provincial basis to the Hockey playing Girls and Boys.
In this regard the particular Hockey playing Old Boys and Old Girls should come forward to re-build their ability in this sport but at present the Hockey equipment are very expensive and they should be given a discount in buying these equipment.
She has stated that she is planning to inform the Sports Ministry to supply the necessary equipment for a fair price to the said Hockey players.
Sashikala has got through as a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Kelaniya with a Second class(Upper Div) and she has continued her Hockey career at University of Kelaniya and won University Colours in Hockey.