CIMA Sri Lanka’s member engagement event, held for the third consecutive year, saw the enthusiastic participation of CIMA members, students and other professionals in the highly enjoyable Tour de Colombo.
Team HNB Assurance emerged as the winners this year, with team members being rewarded with free air tickets to Malaysia. The second place was awarded to Team Flash and Team Bottoms Up finished in the third place, receiving a free hotel stay at Cinnamon Grand and Adidas gift vouchers for team
Amongst the other participating teams were professionals from CIC Group, Hirdaramani, MAS, NDB, Lankem, Hela Clothing, Vidullanka and Wisdom
CIMA’s mission is to help people and business to succeed, with CIMA members and students possessing the critical knowledge and skills that employers are looking for and be ready to work in any business – from multinationals to start-ups, public or private sectors, all around the world. Supporting this tenet, Tour de Colombo provides a platform to showcase strategic thinking, people and leadership skills, whilst simultaneously fostering a sense of team work and camaraderie within Sri Lanka’s large student and membership fraternity. This year, 29 teams entered the competition, with participants undertaking mind-challenging puzzles and physical endeavours in several locations around Colombo.Elaborating further on the success of Tour de Colombo, CIMA Sri Lanka Board Vice Chairman Mahesha Amarasuriya stated, “Tour de Colombo is one of the key events in the CIMA member calendar, where CIMA members get the opportunity of developing their team working skills whilst enjoying themselves. The unique feature of this event was that it required more of planning and strategizing than physical fitness. I am happy that the participation included Gen Y members, new millennials to all those who were young at heart and it was clearly evident that the participants enjoyed themselves in the spirit of friendship and camaraderie.”
CIMA Sri Lanka Board Member and Tour de Colombo Project Chair Nishantha Weerakoon praised this year’s event: “I was thrilled by the enthusiasm and passion shown by the participants. We got good and positive feedback on the success of this event from CIMA members and students, who used this event to network and build camaraderie. I am very grateful to everyone who supported us and gave the necessary guidance and support. The success of this event was all thanks to the participants, sponsors and we hope to continue with this event every year and look forward to everyone’s support in the
CIMA Tour de Colombo 2016 also received the support of ANC Education, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, Adidas, RebMech and Daily FT.