From left: Brand Manager Browns Battery Division Samith Kulasinghe, LOLC Micro Credit Limited Director/Chief Executive Officer Ravi Tissera, Browns Group Senior Vice President Group HR Paduma Subasinghe, Browns Battery Division Deputy General Manager Ajith de Silva, S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia Warden Reverent Marc Billimoria, S. Thomas’ Rugby team Captain Pandula de Silva, S. Thomas’ Rugby team Vice Captain Malinda Deshapriya, S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia Director of Sports Sisira de Silva, Teacher in-Charge Niroshala Manuel and Rugby Coordinator Lakmaal De Zoysa
Browns Exide, a market leader in automotive batteries in Sri Lanka, has come forward as principal sponsors of the S. Thomas’ College Rugby Season this year. Exide takes this opportunity as an endeavour in supporting and strengthening the sport Rugby among the youth in Sri Lanka. As the principal sponsors of S. Thomas’ College Rugby, Exide will have branding rights of the Jerseys of the College rugby teams during all tournaments. To signify with the sponsorship, the Jersey Handover ceremony was held on the 17th of March 2016. S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia, established in 1851, is one of the oldest and prestigious colleges in Sri Lanka. Rooted in deep history, tradition, values and integrity the institution has come a long way in the field of sports and holds steadfast to its reputation of producing true gentleman imbibed with the legendary Thomian Spirit.
Sharing his sentiments, Ajith De Silva, Deputy General Manager of the Browns Battery Division stated, “Rugby has now grown to be a sport wellloved by Sri Lankans and we are honoured to have had the opportunity in playing a key role in enhancing the game Rugby in Sri Lanka. It is a sport that strengthens sportsmanship and camaraderie. We are glad to join hands with an enthusiastic team of brilliant sportsmen and we hope this partnership help the game of Rugby at S. Thomas’ College.”