After winning the Inter University Baseball Championship – 2017, the Baseball team of the University of Kelaniya left for Malaysia recently to participate in Baseball tournaments held in Malaysia. The tournament was held from 16th to 20th of November 2017 where the Kelaniya Baseball team emerged victorious in both matches. Accordingly, the Baseball team of the University of Kelaniya beat the team of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) by 20 – 06 and team of Raiders Baseball Club by 23 – 04.
After coming back to Sri Lanka, a special meeting between Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya and the members of the Baseball team was held on the 22nd of November 2017 at the Senate Room of the University. During the meeting, the Vice-Chancellor commended the team on their victory. It was also discussed the importance of deliberate practice to win tournaments and the experiences that can be gained from the sports.
The event was also participated by Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. S.R.D. Kalingamudali, Chairman of the Sports Advisory Board, Mr. G.G.U. Saman Kumara, the Actg. Director of Physical Education and Mr. H.D. Sameera Wijayagunaratne, Instructor in Physical Education. The meeting was organized by the Department of Physical Education and the Sports Advisory Board for the sake of further encouraging the Baseball team of the University.