2/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
Cargills (Ceylon) PLC has embarked on a five-year partnership with Kandy
Sports Club, the undisputed front-runner among rugby clubs in Sri Lanka. The
partnership between these two giants in the respective fields has two aspects.
Quite apart from the sponsorship is the social responsibility aspect which has
been built into the agreement.
Ranjit Page, the Chief Executive Officer of Cargills said: “Through our
relationship with the talented players of Kandy SC, we would strive to build the
next generation of players from Kandy”.
Rumaiz Raheem, the Group Manager, spoke of a special relationship between
Cargills and Kandy SC that lays emphasis on quality and performance. Speaking of
Kandy SC in glowing terms, he felt that it had built a reputation for taking
youth and turning them into stars.
The President of Kandy SC, Dr. Sarath Kapuwatte, who is having his eighteenth
year at the helm, made the point that there is a genuine commitment on their
part to support the development of talent, especially from under-privileged
backgrounds. Dr. Kapuwatte mentioned that Kandy SC won its first trophy in 1992.
After that, it has been wave upon wave of success, with just the odd break.
He was thankful to Singer Sri Lanka who supported the club in the last 12
years and will continue to do so. The Executive Director Millers Ltd, Delano
Dias, Nihal Ratwatte, secretary of Kandy SC, this season’s skipper Saliya
Kumara, the committee of Kandy SC and the players all enthused about this new
partnership. As is his custom, the Chief Trustee of Kandy SC Malik
Samarawickrema took a back seat during the proceedings.