The Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation (SLVF) has extended the deadline to accept applications for the 20th DSI Supersport School Volleyball Championship to 15 June. The extension comes as a result of the postponement of the annual event due to the prevailing economic and social turbulence.
Earlier this year, Sri Lanka’s number one footwear brand DSI, together with SLVF and the Ministry of Education, came forward to organise this year’s edition of the championship, which was launched in February 2022 at a press conference held at Hotel Nippon, Colombo.
Accordingly, the first series of matches will be held on 18 and 19 June in the Kegalle District of the Sabaragamuwa Province, as well as well as in the Moneragala District of the Uva Province, while another series of matches will be held in the Badulla District of the Uva Province on 18, 19 and 20 June.
Commenting on the extension of the deadline, D. Samson & Sons (Pvt) Ltd. Managing Director Thusitha Rajapaksa stated: “Sri Lanka is presently faced with a very uncertain, turbulent time, where corporates as well the general public are clouded as to where the country is headed. Due to this, we had to collectively decide to postpone one of the most anticipated school sporting events of the year.
“Therefore, DSI, the Sri Lanka Volleyball Association, and the Ministry of Education have decided to extend the application deadline, giving a glimmer of hope to schoolchildren who still want to be a part of the 20th edition of the DSI Supersport School Volleyball Championship.”
Application forms can be downloaded by scanning the QR code which is displayed at all DSI Showrooms. Completed applications should be posted via mail addressed to ‘General Secretary, Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, No. 33 Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, or emailed to [email protected] before 15 June.