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15th Asian Junior Team Squash Championships in Colombo this month

Jan 18, 2011 12:55:21 PM - thecolombotimes.com

Colombo. Tuesday 18 January 2011. The 15th Asian Junior Team Squash Championships 2011 will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 25 – 29 January 2011 at the newly constructed 06 court international standard Squash Complex of the Sri Lanka Air Force Base in Ratmalana.

The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Asian Squash Federation is also billed to take place concurrently at the Official Host Hotel - The Mount Lavinia Hotel on 28 & 29 January 2011.

Simultaneously, the World Squash Federation will hold its next Management Committee Meeting (Man COM) at the same hotel on 26 and 27 January with key officer bearers from around the world, including the President of WSF, Mr. N. Ramachandran arriving in Sri Lanka to enjoy the peace dividends won after a 30 year old war.

A total of 23 teams from Asian Squash Federation’s member nations are billed to take part in this international event. Among them are Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, China, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Jordan, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq and hosts Sri Lanka.

This major event is being sponsored by Ceylon Biscuits Limited, makers of Ritzbury Chocolates, Sri Lanka’s No. 1, along with the Ministry of Sports. It has attracted a record number of entries, in fact higher than all other previous Asian events.

Senior Brand Manager’ of Ceylon Biscuits Limited Nilupul De Silva said, “As the sponsor of the Junior National Squash Championship for the last three years, Ritzbury is proud to be associated with the Asian Junior Team Squash Championships which is to be held in Colombo. This is a great opportunity for our players to compete with the best talent in the region and further develop their skills. I wish the championship all success”.