It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the web site of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and also introduce myself as Dilan Perera the unanimously elected President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation since 2005 to date.
I am also the present Minister of Foreign Employment Promotions & Welfare in the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka and Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka.
The game of Volleyball was introduced to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1916 by Mr. R.W. Camack the then Director of Physical Education at the Colombo Y.M.C.A. However there is evidence that Sri Lanka was playing a similar games long before this introduction. Mr. Camack also, demonstrated and instructed how to play the game initially to Teacher Trainees of the Teaching Training College and students of the school around Colombo. Volleyball was now becoming tremendously popular and by 1922 the City of Colombo alone had 25 Volleyball Clubs. Which is a clear indication of the popularity of the game, the final outcome resulted in forming of the “City Volleyball League” organized by Mr. Camack himself.
The Volleyball Federation was form in 1951and its development for such it was officially recognized as the National Game of Sri Lanka in 1991.
The Federation is built on 62 Affiliated Organizations and its affairs are conducted by a Honorary Committee consisting of 25 duly elected members. It is also affiliated to the International bodies namely - Federation International de Volleyball – (FIVB). which is the World’s Governing Body for Volleyball and also the Asian Volleyball Confederation. (AVC) which is the controlling body for Volleyball in the Asian Region. We are also accredited to the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOC).
Sri Lanka Youth qualify for Youth Olympics
It is very pleasing to note that the steady progress made by the Beach Volleyball Segment of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation has borne fruitful results.