Dian Gomes has actually been appointed as an Executive Committee Member of the world boxing body of AIBA, the supreme and a lot of prominent worldwide association devoted to boxing.
Dian requires no special intro as his name is associated with the renaissance of sport in our island. A former Royal College fly weight boxing champion and previous President of CIMA Sri Lankan Department, Dian has actually been a prominent business character for the better part of three decades.
Initially as a Group Director of MAS Holdings then as Chairman of Hela Clothes, where he contributed promoting not only boxing but other sports and supporting rural professional athletes. He presently works as the Honorary Consul of Georgia in Sri Lanka and on the Board of Nestle Lanka PLC.
. Being the existing President of Sri Lanka Boxing, he is likewise fondly referred to as the ‘Godfather’ of boxing in the country. Dian’s service in taking the country’s boxing to the global arena and exceeding all expectations ever since is truly a generous effort. From getting Anuruddha Ratnayake to complete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after 40 years; and to get 3 boxers to win three medals at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane after a lapse of 68 years.
He ended up being the first Sri Lankan to be selected to the Commonwealth Advisory Board of Sports in 2014 and likewise the very first Sri Lankan to be appointed to the Executive Committee of the Asian Boxing Federation last year.
He has actually served on the planet body first as a member of the Finance Commission, the marketing commission and the women’s commission. He has now been appointed to the Executive Committee of the World Boxing Association (AIBA), where he is the first Sri Lankan to represent the nation in this prominent body; a leap for Sri Lanka in the world policymaking body of boxing.