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.