Sujeewa Highlights Sri Lanka At Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Sujeewa Wijenayake is a Sri Lankan who is Domiciled in Japan for the last 15 years. He is employed by the Japanese Government as a Tourism Promotion Officer in Kyushu Island. It is almost the size of Sri Lanka & is situated to the South of the country.

Sujeewa is the Technical Operations Manager of Baseball and Softball at the XXX11 Summer Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in Japan, held one year later and under strict health guidelines due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

But his involvement in Baseball at the event is much more and very significant. The ball being used for Baseball is a product of Sri Lanka. The World Baseball Softball Confederation, SSK Co.of Japan & the Olympic Games Organising Committee of Tokyo 2020 have selected this product after stringent testing conducted online too due to the health concerns. The particular ball had to meet very high quality standards with procedures especially introduced to facilitate the process. The South Korean owned Skyline Baseball Private Limited based in Dunagaha, Gampaha District, Western Province has a Sri Lankan workforce who have brought a great reputation to Sri Lanka. According to Sujeewa Wijeyanayake, the balls provided to the Games Organising Committee of Tokyo 2020 during the process for inspection for selection during the Olympic Programme was of a very high quality and able to win the confidence of all concerned. It had been previously used at the Under 23 World Championships 2018 in Colombia & the Under 18 World Championship 2019 in South Korea. Authorities, Officials & Players had highly recommended the durability & quality of the ball. His Excellency Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Japan, Sujiv Gunasekera as well as General Shavendra Silva – Commander, Sri Lanka Army & Head of the Presidential Task Force for the Prevention of the Spread of the COVID 19 Pandemic in Sri Lanka had played decisive, prominent & assisting roles with many others in this long drawn process. The dedication of the Skyline, Sri Lanka staff in maintaining very high quality standards in the production process is very significant considering that USA, Japan & South Korea are world powers in the sport whilst Sri Lanka is ranked 40th in the world & first in West Asia.

Sujeewa has over the years supported the game in Sri Lanka by donating equipment, providing training facilities for coaching, then exchange programmes for Coaches & Teams & even technical collaboration towards the development of infrastructure. The task, building of the International Baseball Stadium in Diyagama, Homagama as a joint venture to mark the 60th anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Japan & Sri Lanka is a worthwhile initiative & activity of his commitment in coordinating such far reaching productive plans & executing them too, sometimes overcoming many difficulties / much opposition / unjust objections.

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Report by Haritha Perera
Trip to Japan facilitated by National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka
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