Tehran, Iran, August 7, 201 – Sri Lanka earned the 13th place in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship following their comfortable straight-set 28-26, 25-17, 25-14 win over Kuwait. The loss in the 13th-14th playoff allowed Kuwait a 14th-place finish in the Asian meet in Iran.
Sri Lanka’s coach, Wendakoon: “We didn’t achieve a great result here, but it is good in comparison with the other teams at our level. As a coach, I’m not happy with the result because we should have fared much better than this. I have come to Iran for several times with different teams. It is a beautiful country with hospitality and friendly people. We didn’t have any problem while staying in Tehran and I would like to thank the Iranian Volleyball Federation. In July, we will be playing in another tournament with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and some other teams. It has been regarded as one of the most important tournaments for us.”