Dialog Continues to Power Senior National Netball Championship
January 18th, 2024 Colombo
Photographed from L-R: Victoria Lakshmi, President of the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka and Ashani Senaratne, General Manager, Marketing at Dialog Axiata PLC
In its ongoing commitment to empower women in sports and foster emerging talent, Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's #1 connectivity provider, continued to power the Senior National Netball Championship for the fifth consecutive year.
The Senior National Netball Championship is scheduled to take place on January 20th and 21st , 2024 at Sir Albert F Peiris Sports Complex, Wennappuwa, with the semi-finals and grand finale being scheduled to be played on January 21st 2024, where over 35 teams will vie for the coveted title. The Championship is a key talent identification event for the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka, aiming to expand the national talent pool. This initiative is particularly important as the National Netball Team prepares for the 2024 Asian Netball Championships in Saudi Arabia from September 26 to October 6, 2024.
As part of its commitment to powering the Senior National Netball Championship, Dialog plans to live-stream the semi-finals and the final through thepapare.com and the Dialog ViU mobile app from 12.00pm onwards, 21st January (Sunday).
Victoria Lakshmi, President of the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka, expressed gratitude to Dialog Axiata for its steadfast support, acknowledging the significant improvement in the team's performance over the years. “In the last few years the team has improved in leaps and bounds, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dialog Axiata for being with us as a valued partner, “said Victoria.
Ashani Senaratne, General Manager, Marketing at Dialog Axiata PLC said, “We are proud to continue our longstanding commitment to empowering women in sports and nurturing emerging talent by powering the Senior National Netball Championship for the fifth consecutive year. We would also like to commend the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka for their leadership in securing back-to-back Asia netball crowns for Sri Lanka. This event not only serves as a crucial talent identification platform, but also reinforces our dedication to supporting the growth of women's sports in the country. We look forward to witnessing the intense competition and contributing to the advancement of netball on a national scale."
In the last National Netball Championship tourney, The HNB Netball Team from the Mercantile Netball Association claimed victory by defeating the Airforce Team 45-28 in the final played at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Dialog Axiata is the proud sponsor of the National Cricket, Volleyball, Netball and Esports teams. Dialog is also the primary sponsor of Sri Lanka Golf Open and Paralympic sports by powering the National Para Games, and the Sri Lankan contingent to the World Paralympic Games. Further, in line with its commitment towards empowering the champions of tomorrow, the company has a close association with the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and Senior Netball tourneys, and Schools Rugby.