🏀 Sri Lanka Basketball Federation is delighted to inform that Sri Lanka has been included in the National Federations Long Term Development Program of FIBA International from 2019-2023. Out of 213 National federations only 13 are selected for this program from all over the world. Sri Lanka is the only country from Asia.
--- Mr. Florian Pasquet - National Federations & Sports Manager, FIBA International
--- Ms. Andrea Paoli - National Federations & Sports Manager, FIBA Asia
🏀 In Sri Lanka on a very short visit of 1 1/2 days to officially deliver the good news. On their visit they met the following officials in Sri Lanka ,
--- Mr. Chulananda Perera - Secretary , Ministry of Telecommunication,Digital Infrastructure, Foreign Employment & Sports
--- Mr. Suresh Subramanium - President , NOC , Sri Lanka
--- Mr. Maxwell De Silva -Secretary General , NOC , Sri Lanka
🏀Following SLBF officials also accompanied them for these meetings.
--- Dr. Chula Senaratne - Secretary General
--- Wing Cmdr(Rtd) Chandana Liyanage - Vice President
--- Mr. Paul Newman-Vice President
--- Mr. Hashendra Fernando - Vice President
--- Dr. (Mrs) Samantha Nanayakkara -Vice President
--- SSP T. Ganeshanathan - Asst. Treasurer
--- Mr. Ajith Kuruppu - Senior National Coach/President -Sri Lanka Coaches Association.
🏀 Mr. Florian Pasquet and Ms.Andrea Paoli also had a meeting with the EX Co of the SLBF to discuss their plan in detail.
🏀 Sri Lanka Basketball Federation would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude for all the FIBA officials involved in this programme for having such a big confidence in Sri Lanka Basketball.
Also SLBF would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude for Hon Minister Harin Fernando and the Secretary , Ministry of Telecommunication,Digital Infrastructure, Foreign Employment & Sports, President , NOC , Sri Lanka
and Mr. Maxwell De Silva -Secretary General , NOC , Sri Lanka for their co-operartion.
Last but not the least SLBF would extend their heartiest gratitude to Office Bearers and the Ex Co of SLBF and the Basketball community in Sri Lanka for their support in this great achievement.