Mr. Jaswar Umar has been elected as the new President of Football Sri Lanka (FSL) during the federation’s office-bearer election, which took place today (30).
Mr. Umar received 96 votes, narrowly beating out the other presidential contender, Dr. Manil Fernando, who received 90 votes.
The Annual General Meeting and the electing of office-bearers of Football Sri Lanka (FSL) was held at three completely different districts – Galle, Kandy and Polonnaruwa – right this moment commencing from 1.00 p.m.
A complete of 186 voters from 62 affiliated leagues have been eligible to forged their votes on this election to elect the brand new soccer administration the place the voting was accomplished by a secret poll.
About Jaswar Umar
A former senior soccer referee with the soccer world physique FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Match Commissioner, Jaswar Umar had contested for the presidency in opposition to Dr. Manil Fernando, who’s the son of former FFSL and Asian soccer administrative stalwart Manilal Fernando.
Umar has additionally held quite a few administrative posts in Sri Lankan soccer and not too long ago held the place of General Secretary of the nation’s governing physique.
He had chosen people with expertise to assist his marketing campaign with Retired DIG Upali Hewage, a Vice President of FFSL, chosen for the General Secretary publish.
The 4 Vice Presidents shall be Ranjith Rodrigo, current FFSL Media and Communications Manager, Ok.P.P. Pathirana, Arnold Emmanuel, and Dulshan Nagahawatta. A.F. Sellar can be the Treasurer and Nagarajan shall be his Assistant Treasurer.
The election of workplace bearers for the Football Federation of Sri Lanka was scheduled to be held final month, nonetheless, it was postponed because of the imposing of journey restrictions to curb the unfold of Covid-19. (Ada Derana)