Starting from scratch, the first year has been quite a journey for Dailysports. With ups and downs from both ends, we are rather proud to say that the team had a successful first year undoubtedly.
This year we set a simple goal for ourselves. That is to win a best web award from the .lk domain registry. Despite being a young startup, we were able to achieve this hefty goal. We successfully snatched a Merit award at the Best Web awards under the sports and entertainment category. Despite the more experienced competitors in the fray, we were able to get our names in the book.
Andrew Jebaraj and Enosh Praveen, founders of Nexia Capital media (and ReadMe.lk), initially took over Dailysports.lk with the sole intention of transforming the catchy title into one of the leading sources of sports news in Sri Lanka. At a time where websites grow out in the wild like weed, these two young entrepreneurs envisioned a platform to disseminate home-grown content, without cooking other people’s ideas with couple of words jumbled. Andrew and Enosh wanted to set an example of leading a plagiarism-free website which will attract readers in their thousands.
Over time, this dream of ours became a reality. With the appointment of, Farhan Uvais as the managing editor of DailySports, we soared to even greater heights. We steadily increased in popularity amongst locals and attracted a healthy foreign crowd simultaneously. However, without experienced writers such as Sa’adi, Hisham, Harshaka and Noopura this success would have been impossible.
As our dreams continued to grow, we had the opportunity to be online media partners for several events. The recently concluded Commando 4×4 Expedition 2015 was undoubtedly the biggest turnaround for Dailysports.lk for this year. Apart from being the Official Online Media Partner, we had the opportunity to work with several other media units of Sri Lanka Armed Forces, and most importantly the Sri Lankan Commando Regiment.
Eventually, with a lot of hard work we got into photo and video coverage of sports-related events and activities. This paved way for us to cover events live and give latest information to our audience also using social media platforms.
So one successful year has to an end. However, the Dailysports family has certainly not stopped expanding. We have a long road ahead. We also have a bag full of new goodies that would certainly make it interesting for those who will be a part of this journey. Join us, as we set sail to the next level of sports Journalism ‘from’ Sri Lanka.