Seeduwa, a miniature suburb off the Colombo-Negombo
high way, is famous for its nagging interest for the ‘so-called’
National Game of the country, Volleyball.
Seeduwa has the rich traditional history of
producing outstanding volleyball players and even schools like
Davisamara College, Seeduwa, is far ahead of most of the school
that play volleyball as they dominate the schools volleyball
together with Dhammissara College, Nattandiya, and D.S.
Senanayake College, Mathampe.
Siriduwa SC, Seeduwa, is the National Champions
of Volleyball this year as they put on a dazzling display of
attacking Volleyball to make sure they eliminate their
opponents, Vijaya SC, Koswadiya, in a hard fought contest ended
at the National Youth Service Centre, Maharagama, last week.
Presently they hold on to the prestigious Dialog
GSM President’s Gold Cup as they beat Vijaya SC by 3 sets to 2
(23-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 15-11) in the final which went down
to the wire as none of the teams being able to dictate terms on
any other. Siriduwa SC was unbeaten right throughout the
tournament as they top the table in District, Provincial and
Dinesh Pradeep, the Best Player of the match,
despite his quiet and collective mannerism, was the man for the
future as he collected the most vital points when the team
needed those most. Apart from being a powerful spiker, he is
also one of the best diggers around with great mobility.
The other players excelled for the champions
outfit were Wasantha Rathnapala, Thilanga Rukshan, Mahesh Perera,
Aruna Ruwan and all important setter Jagath Sanjaya. Their
Libero player Chamika Nishan was the best libero of the contest
and he became the best digger who covered a lot of court space
moving around with agility.
Among other important individual performers,
Jagath Sanjaya was the Best Setter and Thilina Rukshan was the
Best Server of the final who helped Siriduwa SC to emerge
The Champion squad:
Siriduwa SC, Seeduwa
Dinesh Pradeep (Captain), Mahesh Perera, Jagath
Sanjaya, Lahiru Shayaman, Isuru Shayaman, Thilanga Rukshan,
Chamila Nishan, Wasantha Rathnapala, Aruna Ruwan, Nishan Chamara,
Chanak Samanpriya, Melan Jayawardene and Sunil Damian Fernando