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Kanchana Jayaratne elected President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation

Kanchana Jayaratne elected uncontested as the 17th President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation (SLVF). The election of the 17th President and staff of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation was held yesterday ) at the Duncan White Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports.

Deputy Speaker Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was previous President of the federation and he had filed nominations from the Kegalle Volleyball Association while Kanchana Jayaratne had submitted nominations from the Eheliyagoda Volleyball Association. Kanchana Jayaratne was unanimously elected as the 17th new President of the SLVF following the withdrawal of his nomination paper by the former President Deputy Speaker Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.

The national sport of Sri Lanka Volleyball is one of the leading sports in 221 countries of the world and Kanchana Jayaratne is a talented volleyball player who has excelled in the sport since his childhood. He is a talented player who represented the Joseph Vaas College team in Wennappuwa. During his school days, he played volleyball, cricket, football, athletics and baseball and represented -Sri Lanka and nationally winning teams. He also trains in Taekwondo and kung fu martial arts and has won national titles at those games.

Kanchana Jayaratne was appointed as the Vice President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation in 2009. Since then he has been the Senior Vice President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, the Chairman of the Competition Committee and the Chairman of the Coaches Selection Committee for 12 years. He is currently the President of the Sri Lanka Taekwondo Association, President of the Ratnapura District Volleyball Association, President of the Ratnapura District Football Association, President of the Ratnapura District Cricket Association and President of the Ratnapura Taekwondo Association.

Jayaratne said that as the President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, he aims to develop the game of volleyball in the future and bring it to international standard