M Thaha receiving the Champion Trophy from Dhammika Attygalle (President – AAC). Others in the picture from left: Ziham Hussain (President – B&SASL), Ananda Dangalla and Keerthi Gunawardane.
M. Thaha proved his supremacy and bagged the National Billiard crown when he beat Susantha Wickram by 05 – 01 frames in the 68th National Billiard Championship 2023 final, conducted by the Billiard and Snooker Association of Sri Lanka (B&SASL) at the Automobile Association of Ceylon (AAC) table recently.
The tournament was sponsored by the AAC.
Late M.J.M. Lafir was remembered, as it was 50 years ago that he won the World Billiard Championship, on this occasion.
The chief guest of the occasion was Dhammika Attygalle – President of the Automobile Association. Ananda Dangalla (Vice President-AAC), Keerthi Gunawardane (Vice President-AAC), S.V. Ganesh, Dampiya Banagala, Wickrama Punchihewa (EXCO Members – AAC), Lasitha Gunaratne (EXCO Member – AAC and Member of the National Sports Council), Devapriya Hettiarachchi (Secretary – AAC), Ziham Hussain (President – B&SASL), Shafeek Rajabdeen (Vice Patron B&SASL), Zuraish Hashim (Vice Patrons B&SASL), Kumar Lanerolle (Secretary B&SASL) and many other members of the AAC and B&SASL graced the occasion.