Mercantile Women’s Basketball Nations Trust - Undisputed Champions

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By 2017-09-14

Nations Trust Bank emerged victorious at the recently concluded 27th Mercantile League Basketball Tournament 2017, when they beat MAS in the final, a media release states.

Playing in the Women's Division B, Nations Trust played against IFS, Mobitel and David Peiris Motor Group in the league matches to qualify for the finals.

The two best teams of the group, MAS and Nations Trust, qualified for the final. Mishika Gunawijaya from Nations Trust was crowned as the most valuable player of the tournament.

The team representing Nations Trust Bank comprised of Kalpani Ramanayake (Captain), Shanika Jayasekara, Niroshini Paiva, Rosemary Vanlangenberg, Mishika Gunawijaya, Yohani Dayarathne, Tuan Amath (Coach) and Yamuna Silva (Team Manager).

Speaking after the final, Kalpani Ramanayake, Team Captain said, "It wasn't easy but we have worked hard for this and finally made it. Our opponents, right through the tournament gave us excellent competition and kept us on our feet. What worked for us was the strong team spirit and excellent work ethic that has been ingrained in us as a result of being a part of the greater Nations Trust Bank family. We are proud to have played well, and winning has brought us immense personal satisfaction, pride as a team, and I'm sure pride to all of our colleagues too. We thank everyone who supported us in this endeavour, because with our busy schedules, without their support it wouldn't have been possible."

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