Dharmasoka College, Past Pupils’ association, United Arab Emirates Group, DCPPA – UAE, organize a welcome reception for Mr. Upul Tharanga and Mr. Dinesh Chandimal in order to facilitate Sokians residing in the United Arab Emirates to pay tribute to their former School cricketers from their alma mater where they are proudly representing Sri Lankan National ODI including T20s and Test Cricket teams respectively. Moreover these proud Sokians are now leading across all formats of National Cricket Team for Sri Lanka.
Although, DCPPA – UAE planned the event as mega event, as most Sokians shows the interest of attending the event, has to manage with short notice due to their busy schedule. Accordingly with the most of executive members’ participation, the event was held on 22 October 2017 at Radisson Blue Creek Hotel, Dubai, UAE.
Welcome speech was delivered by the current DCPPA-UAE President, Mr. Indralal De Silva followed by a video message from the School Principal was played. Two Mementos were presented to both captains, Mr. Upul Tharanga and Mr. Dinesh Chandimal, by DCPPA – UAE president, Mr. Indralal De Silva, and DCPPA – UAE assistant Secretary, Mr. Chamil Mendis, respectively.
Another DCPPA-UAE successful event is concluded with appreciations from everyone who participate for the event on that night.
Please see the event highlight below.