AVI by D. Samson & Sons (Pvt) Ltd is the country’s leading sports footwear brand on account off the durability and cost effectiveness of its products. Consisting of shoes for Running, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball and Soccer, as well as accessories, arm bags, waist bags, folding bags and socks, AVI is the ideal brand for a sportive lifestyle.
Recently, AVI was one of the sponsors of the national Volleyball teams and provided all the players with the brand’s top quality socks. Over the years AVI’s range of sports footwear has developed according to the latest technology in order to ensure that the wearer may gain maximum performance in the respective sport. The brand is known for its wide range of sports footwear for Cricket, Athletics, Badminton and Volleyball, which is presented to the Sri Lankan Public within an attractive and affordable price range.
The men and women’s national Volleyball teams recently represented Sri Lanka at the South Asian Games, which were held from the 1st to the 10th of December 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Captained by H. D. Romesh Ranawaka, the men’s team was made up of G. G. L. M. Wasanthapriya (Vice Captain), K. S. Lakshan Kelaniyage, S. Isuru Madushan, H. P. M. Chandrakumara, W. Dilina Sudaraka, P. A. D. A. Dilshan Perera, M. Malith Dinindu Chamara, B. H. W. Lakmal, N. S. Karunarathna, P. Kasun Chathuranga Fernando, M. Dhanushka Dilshan Fernando, A. W. Lakmal and I. S. Vimukthi Sagara. The team officials were K. Rathnamudali Daundagedara Chiththadhamma Rathnamudali – Team Manager, Gonzalo Manuel Torres – Head Coach, Madurapperumage Saman Chandranath – Assistant Coach, Moratuwage Susiri Mangala Kumara – Trainer and Shalika Lakmal Rajapakshe – Physiotherapist.
The women’s team was captained by W. Ashani Chamodika Jayathunga and included K. Thilini Wasana Perera (Vice Captain), M. S. Apsara Sewmali Senewirathna, Kavisha Lakshani Perera, S. G. Dilukshi Harshani Senarathna, Hashini Lakshika Senarathna, K. M. C. A. Wasanthi, H. P. Nimeshika Sewwandi Gunawardana, G. A. Amani Kausalya, A. L. A. Anuththara Sandamali, W. Ruwani Thaksala, K. K. D. Sachini Charuka, H. H. Dilusha Sanjeewani and W. M. G. G. Naduni Himansala Weerakoon. The team officials were Siriwardena Wijesinghe Mudalige Upul Chandana Wijesinghe – Team Manager, Cabrera Cepero Roberto – Head Coach, Kaluachchi Arachchige Janaka Indrajith – Assistant Coach, Amila Eranga Wijepala Gamage –Trainer and Gishan Lakmal – Physiotherapist.
As the largest footwear retail network in Sri Lanka, D. Samson & Sons (Pvt) Ltd serves as the sole distributor of a number of local footwear brands including DSI Supersport, Beat, Beach, Waves, Samsons, Ranpa, Petalz, Fun Souls, Tamik, Jessica, AVI and popular international brands such as, Clarks, Redtape, Reebok, Puma, Fila, U.S Polo, Arrow, W and Aurelia.