Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop.

How to Play

01. All you need to play basketball is a ball of the appropriate size and a net that it fits through, set at a challenging-enough height.

02. Break into two teams
- For a full-court game, basketball is played by two teams of five players each.

03. Score points by shooting the ball through the hoop
- In basketball, an offensive player can score between one and three points with a shot, depending on where the shot is taken on the floor.

04. Move the ball by dribbling or passing
- When you have the ball, you have to either be stationary, with one foot planted on the floor to pivot from, or you have to be dribbling the ball, bouncing it up and down on the floor.

Sports Associations Details


1.      Registration No                  -             15

2.      Registration Year               -             1975.07.05

3.      Gazette No                          -             1990/23 – 2016.10.27

4.      Duration of the Position   -           04



Mr. Pol Niyumon




Mr. Chadana Liyanage

No: 33, Sangam Piyasa, Independence Square Mawatha, Colombo 07.





Mr. Thushara Suraweera



5.      List of Affiliated Associations                  -

  • Sub Associations / Sports Clubs- 07

1.      Sri Lanka Air Force Basketball Association    

2.      Sri Lanka Army Basketball Association          

3.      Sri Lanka Police Basketball Association

4.      Mercantile Servicers Basketball Association 

5.      Sri Lanka School Basketball Association        

6.      Sri Lanka University Basketball Association  

7.      Sri Lanka Navy Basketball Association




  • District Sports Associations - 22

1.           Hambanthota District Basketball Association

2.           Mulathiw District Basketball Association

3.           Gampaha District Basketball Association                  

4.           Mathale District Basketball Association

5.           Jaffna District Basketball Association            

6.           Kaluthara District Basketball Association

7.           Puththalama District Basketball Association            

8.           Kilinochchi District Basketball Association

9.           Galle District Basketball Association             

10.        Badulla District Basketball Association

11.        Nuwara Eliya District Basketball Association            

12.        Kagalle District Basketball Association

13.        Colombo District Basketball Association                   

14.        Trincomalee District Basketball Association

15.        Kurunagala District Basketball Association               

16.        Wavniya District Basketball Association

17.        Polonnaruwa District Basketball Association

18.        Mannaram District Basketball Association

19.        Matara District Basketball Association                     

20.        Anurdhapura District Basketball Association

21.        Rathnapura District Basketball Association              

22.        Madakalapu District Basketball Association