The preliminary round of the seventh Mercantile Volleyball Championship took place on 1st and 2nd September 2018 at the National Youth Center, Maharagama. The results show the dominance of the apparel sector with teams from the industry giants MAS and Brandix taking the lead along with Textured Jersey Lanka, Courtaulds Clothing Lanka, Ocean Lanka, Eskimo Fashion Knitwear and Omegaline Sports Club. The non-apparel corporates that made into the finals are Expo Lanka Holdings and Maliban Biscuits.
The Annual Mercantile Volleyball Tournament is organized by the Mercantile Volleyball Association with the aim of popularizing the national sport and widen the interest of the game amongst the mercantile sector. The tournament is held under the accepted national rules and regulations and provides an opportunity for both males and females to participate. The sponsors for this year’s tournament are; Platinum Sponsor – MAS; Gold Sponsors – Sunquick, Lanka Tiles, Brandix, Expo Lanka Holdings PLC (EFI), Sri Lanka Telecom PLC and David Pieris Motor Company Limited; Silver Sponsors – Damro and Omega Line.
The finals will be held on the 10th and 11th November at the Maharagama Youth Services Indoor Stadium.