Jaswar Umar elected SL Football Chairman in tight election

June 30, 2021 at 7:56 PM

Former senior football referee with the football world body FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Match Commissioner Jaswar Umar has been elected as the new President of Football Sri Lanka (FSL).

He was elected during the election of the federation’s office-bearers held at three different districts, Galle, Kandy and Polonnaruwa, commencing from 1.00 p.m today.

Jaswar Umar received a total of 96 votes to narrowly edge out his opposing candidate for the presidency, Dr. Manil Fernando, who received 90 votes.

A total of 186 voters from 62 affiliated leagues were eligible to cast their votes in this election to elect the new football administration where the voting was done by a secret ballot.

Umar has held numerous administrative posts in Sri Lankan football and recently held the position of General Secretary of the country’s governing body. (NewsWire)