Sri Lanka University Netball team off to Uganda for FISU World University Netball Championship 2018

World University Netball Championship 2018 is scheduled to be held from 17th September to 21st September 2018 at Kampala, Uganda. On behalf of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), The National University Sports Federation of Uganda and Makerere University organizing the event. In July, 2012, the first World University Netball Championship was held in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa won the last edition in Miami, USA by defeating Jamaica 43-39 in a tense final. This year hosts, Uganda finished fourth after being beaten to bronze by Australia.

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8 teams will compete under 2 groups and the top 2 teams in each group will progress to the semi-finals, while the bottom 2 will head into the playoffs. Uganda, USA, Singapore and Kenya will compete under pool A while the defending champions South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka battle it out under pool B. The Sri Lanka University Netball team off to Uganda last night.

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Sri Lanka team comprised of 4 players from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2 players each from University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya, 1 player each from University of Peradeniya, University of Jaffna, Wayamba University and Sabaragamuwa University. Mr. H.D.S.P.Wijayagunarathne of University of Kelaniya appointed as the Head of mission while Ms. Surenthini Sithamparanathan of University of Jaffna works as the coach of the team. Here is a quick look at the Sri Lankan players.

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Thushara Jayasekara [Captain]

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Faculty of Applied Sciences

From Kaluthara

Studied at Kaluthara Balika Vidyalaya

 

Tushani Ranawaka [Vice Captain]DSC_0043

University of Colombo

Faculty of Medicine

From Gampaha

Studied at Vishaka Vidyalaya, Colombo

 

Keyasha Siriwardana40773089_1827923640594863_2089186824235778048_n

University of Colombo

Faculty of Arts

From Colombo

Studied at Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya

 

 

Sonali Nanayakkara20776522_1412101118843786_3222019271952708398_o

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Faculty of Management

From Kurunegala

Studied at Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala

 

Janathri Hiranya Gnanawardena16195333_961791367285967_8598652366335764335_n

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Faculty of Applied Sciences

From Kurunegala

Studied at Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala

 

Maneesha Ranasinghe23622152_10203835300359139_2559219590428308259_n

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

From Colombo

Studied at Vishaka Vidyalaya, Colombo

 

 

Deepika KumariIMG_1369

University of Kelaniya

Faculty of Social Sciences

From Kegalle

Studied at Pinnawala Central College, Kegalle

 

Dananjane Tharuka Rajapaksha39497490_1804427912944436_7137575565313179648_o

University of Kelaniya

Faculty of Social Sciences

From Gampaha

Studied at Yashodara Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Gampaha

 

Nuvi Vithanage39122553_1798177196902841_8903791826826166272_n

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Arts

From Kandy

Studied at Mahanama College, Kandy

 

Yahani Wathsala Vithanage39589173_2161265710821333_9030501084409364480_n

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Faculty of Applied Sciences

From Galle

Studied at Sacred Heart Convent, Galle

 

 

Sampavi Ramanan41467915_1836909099696317_4490055555376742400_o

University of Jaffna

Faculty of Medicine

From Jaffna

Studied at Vembadi Girls High School, Jaffna

 

Anjali Amaradasa41810849_10217299324302023_586790260319453184_n

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Faculty of Applied Sciences

From Matale

Studied at Sri Sangamitta Girl’s National School, Matale

 

Perabeats wish all the best to Sri Lanka University Netball team to bring glory to mother Sri Lanka.

Article by – Isuru Akalanka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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