Sept 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka outplayed Singapore 69-50 on Sunday (Sept 9) in the final of the M1 Asian Netball Championship at the OCBC Arena, Singapore to win their first Asian title since 2009.
The young Sri Lankan side showed that they had the depth to complement their 2.08 m goal-shooter Tharjini Sivalingam with three other players in the starting Xl.
"I'm so proud of my team now and I'm very happy," said a jubilant Sri Lankan captain Chaturangi Jayasooriya after the game.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called the Sri Lankan captain Chaturangi Jayasooriya after the game and congratulated her and the entire team for winning the Asian Netball Championship.
President Maithripala Sirisena in a Tweet said he is "Extremely proud of the Sri Lanka netball team" led by Chathurangi Jayasooriya and the victory has inspired the whole nation.