The Avant-Garde Group of Companies recently conducted a one-of-a-kind Basketball tournament at the Henry Pedris Stadium in Colombo.
The championship was noted for its handling of foreign players for the first time in Sri Lanka. Two teams, Avant-Garde A and Avant-Garde B, were headed by foreign players, while Avant-Garde Security Services and Maritime Services obtained their service for the Sri Lankan.
The champions of the match walked away with a cash prize of Rs. 900,000, while runners-up and second-runners up were each respectively awarded prizes of Rs. 250,000 and Rs. 150,000.
The ceremonial opening of the tournament was held with the participation of Chairman and Managing Director.
The match was also in keeping with the vision of the Group’s Chairman, Major Nissanka Senadipathi, who remarked that he wanted Basketball made as popular a national sport in the country as Rugby and Cricket.