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Chairman of SLBA Dian Gomes elected to the executive committee of ASBC https://diangomes.com/chairman-of-slba-dian-gomes-elected-to-the-executive-committee-of-asbc/ https://diangomes.com/chairman-of-slba-dian-gomes-elected-to-the-executive-committee-of-asbc/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:33:57 +0000 https://diangomes.com/?p=1228 The Chairman of Sri Lanka’s Boxing Association Dian Gomes, has been elected to the executive committee of the Asian Boxing Confederation. The most important part of the ASBC General Assembly, the ASBC Elections for the Vice-Presidency and the ASBC Executive Committee memberships was held in the Grand Fourwings Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday (April 17). …

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The Chairman of Sri Lanka’s Boxing Association Dian Gomes, has been elected to the executive committee of the Asian Boxing Confederation. The most important part of the ASBC General Assembly, the ASBC Elections for the Vice-Presidency and the ASBC Executive Committee memberships was held in the Grand Fourwings Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday (April 17).

The reports note that 36 representatives from 17 nations voted at the election and Yousuf Ali Al-Kazim of Qatar was elected as the new president of the Asian Boxing Confederation. Additionally, ten members were elected to the executive committee and the 8th slot was won by the Chairman of Sri Lanka’s Boxing federation Dian Gomes. Dian Gomes who has rendered yeoman service to the sport of boxing in Sri Lanka over the years is a past pupil of Royal College, Colombo.

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Dian appointed to executive committee of AIBA https://diangomes.com/dian-appointed-to-executive-committee-of-aiba/ https://diangomes.com/dian-appointed-to-executive-committee-of-aiba/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:29:02 +0000 https://diangomes.com/?p=1224 Dian Gomes, the President of the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka has been appointed as an executive committee member of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), the world governing body for boxing. A former Royal College fly weight boxing champion and a former President of CIMA Sri Lanka Division, Dian has been a leading corporate personality …

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Dian Gomes, the President of the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka has been appointed as an executive committee member of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), the world governing body for boxing. A former Royal College fly weight boxing champion and a former President of CIMA Sri Lanka Division, Dian has been a leading corporate personality for the better part of three decades. First as a Group Director of MAS Holdings then as Chairman of Hela Clothing, where he was instrumental in promoting not only boxing but other sports and supporting rural athletes.

He currently serves as the Honorary Consul of Georgia in Sri Lanka and on the Board of Directors of Nestle Lanka PLC.

Dian inspired Anuruddha Ratnayake to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was instrumental in getting three Sri Lankan boxers win medals at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane after a lapse of 68 years.

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Dian gets elected to world boxing body https://diangomes.com/dian-gets-elected-to-world-boxing-body-2/ https://diangomes.com/dian-gets-elected-to-world-boxing-body-2/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:27:10 +0000 https://diangomes.com/?p=1221 Dian Gomes has been appointed as an Executive Committee Member of the world boxing body of AIBA, the supreme and most prestigious global association dedicated to boxing. Dian needs no special introduction as his name is synonymous with the renaissance of sport in our island. A former Royal College fly weight boxing champion and former …

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Dian Gomes has been appointed as an Executive Committee Member of the world boxing body of AIBA, the supreme and most prestigious global association dedicated to boxing. Dian needs no special introduction as his name is synonymous with the renaissance of sport in our island. A former Royal College fly weight boxing champion and former President of CIMA Sri Lankan Division, Dian has been a leading corporate personality for the better part of three decades.  

First as a Group Director of MAS Holdings then as Chairman of Hela Clothing, where he was instrumental promoting not only boxing but other sports and supporting rural athletes. He currently serves as the Honorary Consul of Georgia in Sri Lanka and on the Board of Nestle Lanka PLC.

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Dian gets elected to World Box­ing Body https://diangomes.com/dian-gets-elected-to-world-boxing-body/ https://diangomes.com/dian-gets-elected-to-world-boxing-body/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:24:55 +0000 https://diangomes.com/?p=1219 Dian Gomes, the in­cum­bent Pres­i­dent of the Am­a­teur Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of SriLanka (ABA), has been ap­pointed as an Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee mem­ber of the world box­ing body,aiba. Gomes is no stranger to the box­ing arena in Sri Lanka as his name is syn­ony­mous with the re­nais­sance of the sport in Sri Lanka, and was re­cently elected …

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Dian Gomes, the in­cum­bent Pres­i­dent of the Am­a­teur Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of SriLanka (ABA), has been ap­pointed as an Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee mem­ber of the world box­ing body,aiba. Gomes is no stranger to the box­ing arena in Sri Lanka as his name is syn­ony­mous with the re­nais­sance of the sport in Sri Lanka, and was re­cently elected as the head of the ABA for the third time. A for­mer Royal Col­lege fly-weight box­ing cham­pion and a for­mer pres­i­dent of CIMA Sri Lanka Di­vi­sion, Gomes has been a lead­ing cor­po­rate per­son­al­ity for the bet­ter part of three decades.

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Dian Gomes Ready To Take His Third Round In The Boxing Ring https://diangomes.com/dian-gomes-ready-to-take-his-third-round-in-the-boxing-ring/ https://diangomes.com/dian-gomes-ready-to-take-his-third-round-in-the-boxing-ring/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:18:57 +0000 https://diangomes.com/?p=1214 The post Dian Gomes Ready To Take His Third Round In The Boxing Ring appeared first on Dian Gomes.

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The nominations for the elections are revealed in Sri Lanka, Mr. Dian Gomes will be re-elected as uncontested https://diangomes.com/the-nominations-for-the-elections-are-revealed-in-sri-lanka-mr-dian-gomes-will-be-re-elected-as-uncontested/ https://diangomes.com/the-nominations-for-the-elections-are-revealed-in-sri-lanka-mr-dian-gomes-will-be-re-elected-as-uncontested/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:17:46 +0000 https://diangomes.com/?p=1211 The Annual General Meeting and the election of the officials of the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka will be held on August 20 but the nominations submitted today in Colombo. The President of the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka Mr. Dian Gomes uncontested and will be re-elected on August 20 for the next four years …

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The Annual General Meeting and the election of the officials of the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka will be held on August 20 but the nominations submitted today in Colombo. The President of the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka Mr. Dian Gomes uncontested and will be re-elected on August 20 for the next four years which revealed after the nominations.

Mr. Dian Gomes is member of the Asian Boxing Confederation’s Executive Committee and he had several Committee memberships worldwide in the recent years. Mr. Gomes was elected as President of the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka in 2004 first before he returned to the position in 2017. He will be supported by two new Vice-Presidents as former National Champion Mr. Saman Gunaratne and national coach Mr. Wasantha Kumara.

Several important people have been nominated as office-bearers for the upcoming four years in Sri Lanka. International Technical Officer (ITO) Lt. Col. Mr. Hemantha Weerasinghe is one of the most experiences Sri Lankan officials who will be returning to his previous position in Sri Lanka as Secretary General. He was held that position between 2008 and 2010 and after 10 years of break Mr. Weerasinghe will take over the leading of the staff once again for the upcoming four years. 

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Dian promises gold medal for Sri Lanka https://diangomes.com/dian-promises-gold-medal-for-sri-lanka/ https://diangomes.com/dian-promises-gold-medal-for-sri-lanka/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:16:28 +0000 https://diangomes.com/?p=1209 The post Dian promises gold medal for Sri Lanka appeared first on Dian Gomes.

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Dream of boxing gold lives on as Dian be­gins third term https://diangomes.com/dream-of-boxing-gold-lives-on-as-dian-begins-third-term/ https://diangomes.com/dream-of-boxing-gold-lives-on-as-dian-begins-third-term/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:14:57 +0000 https://diangomes.com/?p=1207 Boxing would have been dead in Sri Lanka if Dian Gomes had not ig­nited the Olympic dream and kept the flame alive by giv­ing dy­namic lead­er­ship dur­ing the past two decades with his strate­gic plan­ning, vi­sion­ary zeal and love for the sport. Af­ter the dop­ing dis­grace at the 2010 Delhi Com­mon­wealth Games, boxing plunged to …

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Boxing would have been dead in Sri Lanka if Dian Gomes had not ig­nited the Olympic dream and kept the flame alive by giv­ing dy­namic lead­er­ship dur­ing the past two decades with his strate­gic plan­ning, vi­sion­ary zeal and love for the sport. Af­ter the dop­ing dis­grace at the 2010 Delhi Com­mon­wealth Games, boxing plunged to the low­est depths with fin­gers be­ing pointed at Sri Lanka’s boxing chief who could have walked away from the sport hang­ing his head in shame. But you can’t keep a good man down for long and like a true cham­pion he shrugged off de­trac­tors to rise phoenix-like to bask in the glory of the 2018 Gold Coast Com­mon­wealth Games where Sri Lanka’s pugilists won three bronze medals to end a 68-year-long wait.

Af­ter the dop­ing dis­grace at the 2010 Delhi Com­mon­wealth Games, boxing plunged to the low­est depths with fin­gers be­ing pointed at Sri Lanka’s boxing chief who could have walked away from the sport hang­ing his head in shame. But you can’t keep a good man down for long and like a true cham­pion he shrugged off de­trac­tors to rise phoenix-like to bask in the glory of the 2018 Gold Coast Com­mon­wealth Games where Sri Lanka’s pugilists won three bronze medals to end a 68-year-long wait.

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Dian eyes foreign exposure for boxers during next four-year term https://diangomes.com/dian-eyes-foreign-exposure-for-boxers-during-next-four-year-term/ https://diangomes.com/dian-eyes-foreign-exposure-for-boxers-during-next-four-year-term/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:10:43 +0000 https://diangomes.com/?p=1204 Dian Gomes, a name synonymous with boxing in Sri Lanka, is embarking on a third round as the head of the Amateur Boxing Association of Sri Lanka (ABA) which was confirmed at a press briefing recently. Gomes’ first stint as the head of the ABA was in 2004 and it was during this successful first …

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Dian Gomes, a name synonymous with boxing in Sri Lanka, is embarking on a third round as the head of the Amateur Boxing Association of Sri Lanka (ABA) which was confirmed at a press briefing recently.

Gomes’ first stint as the head of the ABA was in 2004 and it was during this successful first tenure that boxer Anuruddha Ratnayake qualified for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. It was after a lapse of four decades, since H.K. Karunaratne in 1968, that Sri Lanka was able to achieve this.

Gomes’ second stint started in 2017 and continues to date, a period during which Sri Lankan pugilists participated in 35 international boxing meets, bagging 35 medals. In the year 2018 Sri Lankan boxers were able to bag three bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia and that was achieved after a lapse of 68 years.

Gomes briefing the media stressed, “We have the talent as we showed our capabilities in the recent past but the only thing is that the participants should be given the support, encouragement and confidence to achieve what we want.”

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