JAT Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd Managing Director Aelian Gunawardene with the coveted JAT Paints Cup flanked by the captains of the Sri Lanka and Australia cricket teams
JAT Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s premier organisations in the furnishing and finishing industry with an impressive portfolio of products, has stepped in as title sponsor of the Sri Lanka vs. Australia Test and Co-sponsors of both the ODI and T20 matches.
Up for grabs during the series will be the coveted JAT Paints Cup. The 10-match tournament began on July 26 with the first Test match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. The second Test match took place at the Galle International Stadium from August 4 to 8 while the third Test match is scheduled to take place at the Sinhalese Sports Club Grounds between August 13 and 17.
“We’re very honoured to come on board and power the ongoing Sri Lanka vs. Australia 2016 series. This series was also significant in that we won a Test match with Australia after 17 years. Kusal Mendis also went on to set a record as being the youngest Sri Lankan to score a century against Australia. We are deeply proud to support our cricket team and wish our boys all the best for the matches to come,” said JAT Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd Managing Director Aelian Gunawardene. “Cricket is the most loved sport in this country, drawing tens of thousands of spectators and is parallely watched by hundreds of thousands of viewers throughout the island. As a prestigious local company that has expanded its reach to many countries in the region we are proud to be involved with cricket and strengthen our support towards the sport. As pioneers in the industry we have always looked towards expanding our width and depth in the region and we have identified cricket as a key medium to help us reach these international markets,” he added.
JAT Holdings is also the Co-sponsors for five ODI matches that will run from August 21 to September 4. There will be two T20 matches, also co-sponsored by JAT Holdings. The first will be at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and the other at R. Premadasa Stadium on September 9.
JAT Holdings also sponsors other sporting events such as golf and hockey and has in the past, demonstrated a very keen interest in supporting sporting events at both local and international level.
JAT Holdings boasts an impressive portfolio of products across a wide range of leading international brands including SAYERLACK wood coatings of Italy, Herman Miller office solutions of US, Crown and Permoglaze decorative interior and exterior wall paints of UK, BormaWachs maintenance range of Italy, Norton Abrasives (Saint Gobain) of France and Brush Master Paint brushes. The company believes in a philosophy of teamwork and corporate citizenship, reflected in its commitment to perfection and its zero tolerance of errors and accidents, as well as its investment in providing international exposure and training to its technicians.