The first national level sporting event to be held since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the grand finale of Sri Lanka’s top Volleyball tourney – the President’s Gold Cup 2019 Powered by Dialog, will spike-off on September 26 at the Maharagama Youth Centre.
The two-day season finale will be played in accordance to the directive and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Sports.
The President’s Gold Cup Powered by Dialog, women’s final played between Maha-usweva Rathanapala and Radawana Golden Bird and the highly anticipated, hard fought men’s final to be played between Gampaha Siyanatharu and Debagama Rantharu will spike-off from 1.00 pm onwards from the Maharagama Youth Centre, the finals will be live telecast on ITN.
The precursor to the grand finale, the President’s Gold Cup Powered by Dialog U-23 category women’s match will be contested between Maha-usweva Rathnapala and Kegalle Hidramani, while the men’s grand final between Nathandiya United and Wenappuwa Joseph Vaas, will commence on September 25 from 1.00 pm onwards.
“It’s indeed an honour and privilege to hold Sri Lanka’s first national level tourney with Sri Lanka’s national sport, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to thank our title sponsor Dialog Axiata for the support rendered towards us to conduct this tourney during this challenging period,” said President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya MP, Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of Committees.
In last year’s grand finale, Siyanetharu S.C and Casual S.C were the Men’s and Women’s Champions respectively.
Dialog Axiata is also the proud sponsor of the Sri Lanka National Cricket, Rugby, Volleyball and Netball teams. In addition to its connection with the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, the Company also has close associations with the National Junior and Senior Netball tourneys, Premier Football, Schools’ Cricket, Schools’ Rugby, and Paralympic sports – by powering the Army Para Games, National Para Games, and the Sri Lankan contingent to the Olympic and World Paralympic Games.