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Hayleys support for Colts CC

Hayleys Consumer Products Ltd, a well-known household name which is a fully owned subsidiary of Hayleys PLC has stepped in to cricket scene as they signed a sponsorship agreement with the Colts Cricket Club (CCC), Colombo recently. The signing took place at the Colts Club followed by a press conference. With the theme of 'fostering cricket at grass roots level' Hayleys in its first foray in to the sports arena joined in partnership with this premier cricket club of the country. Initially the sponsorship will be for a one year with a total commitment of Rs 1.5 million.

Speaking at the press briefing Hayleys PLC Group Director and Hayleys Consumer Products Ltd MD Rizvi Zaheed said, as cricket has become a hot subject with the forthcoming World Cup tournament we are going to make this opportunity in popularizing our products while supporting the development of the sport. He thanked Sri Lankan Cricket for giving them this golden opportunity.

Vice Patron CCC Trevor Rajaratnam in his brief retrospect on the evolution of the club praised the former officials who had been a part and parcel of its success. He appreciated the yeoman service of the elite cricketers who played for the club over the years mentioning Chaminda Vaas, Anjelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Jeewantha Kulathunga and Malinda Warnapura. Speaking further about the partnership of two well established institutions with more than 130 year history Trevor expressed his confidence that it will bring fruitful results in the future.

The Secretary, Sri Lankan Cricket and CCC Vice President Nishantha Ranatunga addressed the gathering on importance of cricket to the nation and talent development. He revealed their long term plan to develop cricket by arranging sponsorships for premier cricket clubs. Ranatunga thanked the past CCC officials for their contribution for the betterment of the club.

CCC General Secretary Rohantha de Fonseka signed the agreement on behalf the club while Hayleys Consumer Products Director Rahaman Zubair and Group Director Hayleys PLC Rizvi Zaheed signed for the sponsors. CCC Patron Ranjith Samarasekera, CCC Vice President Thissa Abeywardane, CCC Treasurer M Ratnaharan and a large number of media personnel were present at the occasion.

CCC General Secretary Rohantha de Fonseka delivered the vote of thanks.

 

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