Sri Lankan Students Alliances [SLSA] of Toronto Universities/Colleges Holds T20 and 6 a Side Cricket Tournament
Posted on August 30th, 2012

 Toronto SLSA

T20 battle of the Alliance big match and a 6 a side cricket tournament was held between York University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, & Western University Sri Lankan Students Alliances [SLSA] VS Toronto Sri Lankan Students/Alumni Alliance [TSLSA] at Mavis Cricket Grounds in Mississauga, Ontario on Friday August 24 2012.

Prior to the game one minute silence and a remembrance was held in memory of Wijeratne family.  Match organizers from Ryerson SLSA, Toronto SLSA and UofT SLSA introduced participating sides and sang the national anthem of Sri Lanka.  Toronto SLSA was captained by Kavisha Hegoda and Vice Captained by Ruvindu Gunasekara [Opening batsman for the Canadian National Cricket team] York/Ryerson/UofT/Western SLSA was captained by Jeeves Perera and Vice Captained by Shanuka Jayasinghe.

The event was well attended by a large contingent of  Sri Lankan students and alumni’s from Greater Toronto Area and across the province of Ontario in Canada.  Consul General of Sri Lanka to Toronto Karunarathna Paranawithana participated as the chief guest along with Deputy Consul General H.M.B Herath.  This year the the trophy was won by York/Ryerson/UofT/Western SLSA with Toronto SLSA being runners up.  The tournament was followed a by a lunch BBQ for all the participants and members.

The Sri Lankan Student Alliance was established in 2003 at York University with SLSA chapters soon being formed in Ontario universities/colleges.  SLSA has always stood for a united Sri Lanka, fostered student/community friendship, carried out various sports/cultural/social activities along with many charity fundraisers for the betterment of students in Sri Lanka and Canada. It is also noteworthy to mention that Prathap Perera who is the founder of SLSA and current chair of Toronto SLSA was also actively present at the tournament.

We thank Sweenie E. President of Ryerson University SLSA, Prathap P. Chair of Toronto SLSA, Nayomi S. President of University of Toronto SLSA, our members, volunteers, community sponsors and guests for making our event a huge success.  “What we do today will be the future of tomorrow”.

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