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Dialog Powers Army Rugby team for 4th Year

RUGBY: Dialog Telekom, Sri Lanka’s most prominent corporate sponsor of sport, announced that it will once again renew its sponsorship of the Army Rugby Team. This is the fourth year that the mobile giant will sponsor the Army Team.

The sponsorship will cover the Army will participate in the ‘A’ and ‘ B’ division rugby League / Clifford Cup Knock-out Tournament and the Rugby 7’s tournament as part of the 2007 Rugby Season.

The sponsorship also covers the Army Women’s Rugby Team which has shown great potential and is viewed as a team that can offer tough competition during the upcoming season.

“It is with great pride that we have sponsored the Army Rugby Team over the years,” said Nushad Perera, General Manager, Sales and Marketing at Dialog Telekom.

“The renewal of our sponsorship is a reiteration of our dedication to the development of sport in Sri Lanka in general, and of rugby in particular. Our commitment to sponsor teams like Army has stemmed from the fact that it was they who believed in our technology from 1998”

Chief Executive, Dialog Telekom, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya said, “The Army Rugby Team is made up of dedicated and disciplined players who are engaged in doing us proud not just in service to their country, but in excellence in their chosen sport.

They exemplify the essence of sportsmanship and team spirit, and we wish them all the best for the upcoming season.”

Major General YSA de Silva USP psc, Chairman, Army Rugby had this to say, “We are very pleased that Dialog Telekom has renewed its sponsorship of our Rugby team for the 2007 season.

We have high hopes for both our Men’s and Women’s teams this year and are certain that our players will deliver a spirited and competitive game to all the opponents they face.

Thanks to the kind of sponsorship that Dialog Telekom provides, local teams such as ours, are getting the tangible support and encouragement they need to take their games to the next level” Dialog Telekom has been a prominent sponsor of Sri Lankan Sports and is committed to developing talent in Sri Lanka to international standards.

The company is closely associated with School Cricket, Rugby, Volleyball, Football and Rowing and has sponsored national contingents to international events including the Olympics Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asian Athletic Championships and SAF Games.

Caption for Picture : - In the picture are (from left to right) Lt. Col HRRP Gunatilleka Lsc SLASC - Secretary Army Rugby, Mr. Chirantha De Zoysa - Manager Sports Marketing and Promotions Dialog Telekom, Mr. Nushad Perera - General Manager Sales & Marketing Dialog Telekom, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya - CEO Dialog Telekom, Lt. General G.S.C.Fonseka RWP RSP rcds psc - Commander of the Army and Major General YSA de Silva USP psc - Chairman Army Rugby.


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