Sri Lanka national netball team

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Sri Lanka national netball team
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Region Asia
Head coach Yasa Ramachandra
Manager Shiromy Pilapitiya[1]
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The Sri Lanka national netball team is the national netball team of Sri Lanka.

History[edit]

Netball was first played in Sri Lanka in 1921.[2] The first game was played by Ceylon Girl Guide Company at Kandy High School.[2] By 1952, Sri Lankan clubs were playing Indian club sides.[2] In 1956, Sri Lanka played its first international match against Australia's national team in Sri Lanka.[2] In 1972, the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka was created.[2] In 1983, Netball Federation of Sri Lanka was dissolved by the government.[2] England's record against Ceylon in international matches between 1949 and 1976 was one win.[3]

Sri Lanka took part in the 1960 netball meeting of Commonwealth countries to try to standardise the rules for the game.[4] This meeting took place in Sri Lanka.[4]

Sri Lanka competed in the 7th Asian Youth Netball Championship held in 2010 in India.[5] As of 21 July 2012, the women's national team was ranked 23rd in the world.[6] The Beach Netball Championship 2012 for Men and Women was held at the Beach of Catamaran Beach Hotel, Negombo. Teams from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Maldives participated in this tournament. The Sri Lanka women’s team emerged champions in this section beating the Maldivian team by 19 goals to 10.[7]

Competitive record[edit]

World Netball Championships
Year Championship Location Placing
1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England 9th
1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia Did not participate
1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica Did not participate
1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand Did not participate
1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago Did not participate
1983 6th World Championships Singapore 14th
1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland 16th
1991 8th World Championships Sydney, Australia 15th
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 19th
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 21st
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 18th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand Did not participate
2011 13th World Championships Singapore 14th
2015 14th World Championships Sydney, Australia
Asian Netball Championship
Year Cup Location Placing
1985 1st Asian Championships Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Med 2.png 2nd place
1989 2nd Asian Championships New Dehli, India Med 1.png Champions
1993 3rd Asian Championships Hong Kong Med 3.png 3rd place
1997 4th Asian Championships Singapore Med 1.png Champions
2001 5th Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka Med 1.png Champions
2005 6th Asian Championships Singapore Med 3.png 3rd place
2009 7th Asian Championships Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Med 1.png Champions
2012 8th Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka Med 2.png 2nd place
2014 9th Asian Championships Singapore Med 2.png 2nd place
Nations Cup
Year Cup Location Placing
2006 4 Nations Cup Singapore Did not participate
2007 5 Nations Cup Singapore 4th
2008 5 Nations Cup Singapore 4th
2009 6 Nations Cup Singapore Did not participate
2010 6 Nations Cup Singapore Did not participate
2011 6 Nations Cup Singapore 5th
2012 6 Nations Cup Singapore 4th
2013 6 Nations Cup Singapore 4th
2014 6 Nations Cup Singapore Did not participate

[8]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Twelve players were selected for the 2011 World Championships.[9] The squad included two co-captains.

Sri Lanka national netball team
Player name Positions Height (cm)
Sanduni Bollegala WA 172 cm
Viraji Chamari GK 172 cm
W.M.N.M. Dhammika WD 172 cm
Shalika Erangani GA 187 cm
Mareesha Fernando C 175 cm
Chathurangi Jayasuriya GD 180 cm
Priscilla Koch WD 170 cm
Iresha Koralagodage GA 172 cm
Gayathri Lankathilaka C 170 cm
Sashika Samarasinghe GA 178 cm
Kumarini Silva (co-captain) GK 174 cm
Tharjini Sivalingam (co-captain) GS 206 cm

The following players participated in the February 2014 Hong Kong Tri-Nations tournament held in Kowloon Park Sports Centre.

Sri Lanka national netball team
Player name Positions
Mareesha Fernando WD/GD
Kanchana Priyadarshani GS/GA
Thisala Algama GS/GA
Vindya Nauchalee WD/GD
Chathurangani Malkanthi GD/GK
Darshika Lakmali Abeywickrama GA/GK
Kapuru Kasunika SeminiAlwis GA/GS
Ashwini Pakkiyasara WD/GD
Gayani Dissanayake GK/GD
Dulangi Wannitilaka C/WA
Thivanka Nilmini Perera C/WA
Deepika Abeykoon

[10]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head coach: Sri Lanka Hyacinth Wijesinghe
  • Manager: Sri Lanka Surangani Wijendra
  • Doctor: Sri Lanka Lal Ekanayake

See also[edit]

References[edit]

[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Nations Cup (netball)