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Sri Lanka under 21 hockey team for Hong Kong

  • Friday, July 22, 2011
  • Aruntha Kanagaratnam
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  • he Sri Lankan boys’ under-21 hockey team, captained by Muditha Bandara Marapana left the country last night to participate at the International Hockey Tournament organized by the Asian Hockey Tournament which will be worked off in Hong Kong, from July 23 to 31.

    There will be nine countries participating in the tournament namely Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Iran, China, Chinese Taipei, Oman, Uzbekistan, Singapore, Thailand.

    Muditha is an old boy of St. Thomas’ College, Matale and an attacking forward player. He has his previous international experience in 2004 when he played as the Vice Captain of the Sri Lanka under-15 team at the Nehru Junior International Championship, India.

    He also has been a member of the Sri Lanka Schools’ squad since 2004 and was a player of the under-18 team which toured Bangladesh in 2005. In 2008 he represented the under-21 national team and participated at the Oman International Tournament.

    The team: Muditha Bandara Marapana (Captain), Gimal Sandeepa Dias (Vice Captain), N. D. Premathilake, K. Dunuweera, M. Wijesinghe, P. Hendeniya, C. Nilaweera, S. Alas, S. Irugalbandara, H. T. Fernando, G. P. Bokaragoda, A. Ratnasiri, J. I. Witharanage, N. L. Weerakkodi, D. M. Bandara, R. Kulathunga, S. Rathnapalage and K. P. Senanayake.

    Officials: Chef de Mission - K. Jayaratnum, Team Manager - D. Wijesinghe (Vice President SLHF), Asst. Manager - Gaya Perera, Coach - Leelananda Ittapana.

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