Dialog Powers President’s Gold Cup Volleyball Tournament 2024

March 28th, 2024         Colombo


Dialog Powers President’s Gold Cup Volleyball Tournament 2024

Lasantha Theverapperuma - Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC handing over the sponsorship to A.S. Nalaka – General Secretary of Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation . Also pictured (L) Harsha Samaranayake – Vice President, Brand and Media, Dialog Axiata PLC, (R) J.N Prabhath Indika – Executive Committee Member of Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation

Sri Lanka's premier volleyball tournament, the Dialog President’s Gold Cup, sponsored by Sri Lankan’s premier connectivity provider Dialog Axiata PLC, is set to kick off 30th March with a record-breaking number of teams participating. This year's edition will feature more than 2500 teams and will be contested as a U-25 competition, with the age limit restricted to 25 by the organisers.

The tournament will unfold in three stages: Provincial, National, and Final. The western provincial tournament will take place on March 30 and 31 at the Horana Municipal Stadium, scheduled to conclude in April. This will be followed by the National stage in June and July, culminating in the finals later in 2024.

With a rich history spanning nearly 25 years, the President’s Gold Cup is organised by the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation. Over four months, the competition spans the entire island, attracting teams from more than 300 Grama Seva divisions. Matches progress from the district to national levels, serving as a platform to unearth and nurture new talent for the national junior and senior teams through advanced training programmes. This year, the tournament catering to athletes under 25 fulfils the demand for a national-level competition for young sportsmen and women. It aims to identify talented young players for the national team.

"Hosting a tournament for those under 25 is a crucial investment for the future. This is the group that aspires to join the national team, and this tournament will help us identify talent and bring them into the national level. We are grateful to Dialog Axiata PLC for their support over the last two decades. I would also like to thank them for the continuous support they have provided to the National Volleyball team over the years." ,” remarked Mr. Kanchana Jayaratne, President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation.

"Dialog Axiata, as a staunch supporter of Sri Lankan sports with the aim of powering the champions of tomorrow, is delighted to continue its partnership with the National Volleyball Federation for the 14th year in sponsoring the President's Gold Cup," stated Lasantha Theverapperuma – Group Chief Marketing Officer at Dialog Axiata PLC. "We are pleased to establish a platform for the youthful energy needed for the national sport of volleyball through the President's Gold Cup Volleyball Tournament. Our aim is for Sri Lanka to excel on the global stage through this connection between the national sport and Dialog."

Dialog Axiata is the proud sponsor of the National Cricket, Volleyball, Netball and Esports teams. Dialog is also the primary sponsor of the 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 continues to power the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and Senior Netball tourneys, and School Rugby.