MEET THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE – Festival of Cricket 2016

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After a sell out event in 2015, the Festival of Cricket returns - bigger and better this summer in 2016! Be a part of the action and witness the best 32 Schools lineup yet again to take on the 2015 champions “St Peters College OBU UK”, it is not just a day at the cricket, the vibrant festival atmosphere and the majestic setting provide the perfect backdrop for a unique and highly memorable day; Celebrating our national sport and a variety of offerings of mouth watering Lankan street food for the wider community in the United Kingdom.

The Date is set for the 10th July 2016 and the festival is to be held at the Hainault Recreation Grounds, Forest Road, Fairlop, Essex IG6 3HX. Which is only 15 minutes by foot from the Fairlop Tube Station (Central Line).
This relaxed game of cricket and a fun day would not be possible without the sheer dedication and sacrifice of the 64 member team, from 32 prestigious Sri Lankan Schools across the island. This year’s tagline “ONE TEAM ONE GOAL ONE BROTHERHOOD” was unveiled by our president at his 1st committee meeting held on the 29th November 2015. The President Mr. Shiran Almeda also invited his FoC 2016 Hon. Board of Chairmen’s and Advisors, to start this epic journey to make FoC 2016 the best of the best events put together by a single Sri Lankan team ever (please see list below with photo).

Principal Officers:
President: Mr. Shiran Almeda
Secretary: Mr. Krishan Bulathsinghala
Treasurer: Mr. Shanaka Rodrigo

Executive Officers:
Vice president: Mr. Ravi Raveendran
Assistant Secretary: Mr. Naresh Nagarajah
Assistant Treasurer: Mr. Asela Wijewickrama

Board of Chairman’s
Cricket: Mr. Flavian Aponso
Ground Services : Mr.Wasantha Perera
Charity: Dr. Shaukat mamujee
Souvenir: Mr. Kapila Mallikarachchige
Hospitality: Mr. Kapila Jayasena
Stewarding: Mr. Konesh Govindaraja
Security: Mr. Chinthaka Wickramasinghe
Trade: Mr. Prabath Warusavithana
Marketing: Mr. Kivan Fernando
Fund Raising: Mr. Ravi Ravindran

Media Team
Web coordinator: Mr. Praneeth Hettiarachchi
Electronic Media coordinator: Mr. Gaz Hameed

Brand Ambassador: Mr. Upul Ekanayake
Event coordinator: Mr. Methsiri Wijerathne
Revenue protection coordinators: Mr. Siano Perera & Mr. Fazal Alavi

Treasury Advisors:
Mr. Wickrama De S Waidyanatha
Mr. N Wimalendran

Legal Advisor: Mr. Harshka Kannangara

Disciplinary Committee:
Dr. Sirinimal Fernando (chairperson)
Mr. Jazal Marzook
Mr. Upul Ekanayaka

The inspiring vision of the FoC is to promote Peace, Harmony, and Togetherness among
all Sri Lankans and primarily between the OBU’s & OBA’s in the United Kingdom,
through Cricket. That vision is verily so relevant today when Cricket is playing a most
significant role in the national reconciliation process in Sri Lanka; our festival is an
inspiring contribution towards that process.

The prime objective for 2016, from the Marketing & Media Team, is to promote the event
among the Sri Lankan community primary living in the UK and in Europe, in order to
make this event the most widely anticipated event of the calendar year. We the team
would seek to widen the appeal of the event beyond the Sri Lankan Community.

Written By : Gaz Hameed
Media Team 2016