A series of volleyball matches played within the Island and the game was popularized in a great extent. The Federation of Sri Lanka Volleyball was formed on the 04th of September, 1951and consequently the volleyball received an official recognition. Sir Richard Aluvihara was the first President of the Federation of Sri Lanka Volleyball.
Volleyball which was introduced to the world in 1895 was brought to Sri Lanka in 1916 by Voltor Cameck, then Director of Physical Education of the Association of Colombo Young Men Christians. Though 1916 was declared as the year where volleyball was introduced to Sri Lanka, there is no a specific record in the history regarding the exact date of the introduction of such a game.
Life story of a Sri Lankan Volleyball legend. 4 months ago. Today we caught up with one of our former National team captain, Mr Janith Surath. We had a conversation with him about his past life and most importantly the bits and pieces through his Volleyball. It’s a great pleasure having Janitha with us here today….
Volleyball was introduced first in 1916 by Mr. R. W. Camack who was then the Director of Physical Education at the Colombo Y.M.C.A. to Sri Lanka. Before introducing that, Sri Lankans played a similar sport called ‘Elle’.
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Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation (SLVF) is the main governing body of Volleyball in Sri Lanka, where volleyball is its national sport. The game of volleyball was introduced to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1916 by Mr. R. W. Camack, then Director of Physical Education at the Colombo Y.M.C.A. The Federation is built on 99 affiliated organizations and Managed by an honorary Committee of 25 members.
National Sport in Sri Lanka. December 29, 2017. Our national sport of Sri Lanka is Volleyball. It was officially recognized as the national sport of Sri Lanka in 1991 and the sport was introduced to Sri Lanka by Mr. Robort Wolter Camack in 1916 and introduced to world by Mr. Williyam G. Mogan in 1895. However, there is an opinion that Sri Lankans played a similar sport before its introduction.
Sri Lanka thumps Uzbekistan, qualifies for Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship. Navod Wijewickrama - 14/07/2021. 0. Sri Lanka defeated Uzbekistan 3-0 (25-23, 25-13 & 25-22) in the 2021 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship qualifier at the Sugathadasa Stadium.
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