The Squash Federation of Sri Lanka elected its officials last May at the Annual General Meeting and Suranjith Premadasa and Priyadarshana Jayawardene were elected as President and Secretary respectively. After being elected to these positions they along with the committee have decided to conduct five tournaments this year.
The first of it was the Premadasa Riding School Open Squash Championship was conducted at Premadasa squash courts in Nugegoda.
The second tournament known as the Squash Federation Inter-Club tournament commenced yesterday at the Eden Resort & Spa Hotel squash courts in Beruwala. This tournament will come to an end on Sunday which is solely sponsored by the same hotel.
According to the plans of the new committee the third tournament to be played is the SSC Open which is an annual event of the Sinhalese Sports Club sporting calendar. This tournament has been conducted without a break for many years, will be played from October 24 to 31.
All leading squash players, men and women, are expected to compete in this tournament. The present national champion Ravindu Laksiri from DS Senanayake College will be seen defending his title at this championship.
The women’s national champ 17-year old Sirimavo Bandaranayake Vidyalaya schoolgirl Mihiliya Methsarani too will defend her title during this tournament. She has been holding this title for the last three years.
The fourth event for this year will be the Junior National Championship to be played at the Sugathadasa Squash courts from November 8 to 15. This championship will also be considered as the selection trial to make up the pool in preparation for the South Asian Games scheduled to be held in India next year.
The National Squash Championship is the final tournament for this year which is scheduled to be conducted at the Sugathadasa Squash Courts on December 18, 19 and 20.
According to reliable sources the management of the federation is planning to prepare the events calendar for 2016 early next year giving all players the opportunity to be well prepared.