Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa and Vidya Sivaraja of Fonterra Brands Lanka at the token presentation with Sri Lankan athletes at the launch of the partnership
Picture by Pradeep Dilrukshana
By Susil Premalal
The Sports Ministry has joined hands with Anchor to nourish high-performance athletes who aspire to represent Sri Lanka on the international arena.
Initiated by the Sports Ministry in conjunction with the National Sports Council, the partnership is a long-term approach to develop high-performance athletes.
For the first time in history, 59 National Tier 1 athletes have been contracted on a professional basis and will be developed to succeed in international sporting games including the Olympics, Paralympic Games, Commonwealth and Asian Games.
Anchor will enable the Sports Ministry to provide each of these athletes with nutrition packs throughout their
“It is important that we encourage a varied discipline of sports within our country and promote our diverse range of talented athletes. This programme ensures that multiple sports and athletes with great potential are strengthened in each field,” said Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa at the signing of the partnership MOU.
Managing Director of Fonterra Brands Lanka and Indian sub-continent Vidya Sivaraja stated: “We are grateful to have the opportunity to be part of this progressive, historic initiative commence by Hon. Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa to champion the development of sport in Sri Lanka as a national imperative. We look forward to working alongside the ministry to uplift our nation’s talented athletes.”
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