(From left): Amali Nanayakkara (Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata), Anuradha Wijekoon (Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports), Shammi Silva (President, SLC), Namal Rajapaksa (Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports), Supun Weerasinghe (Group Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata) Ashley de Silva (Chief Executive Officer, SLC), Chryshantha Kapuwatte (Assistant Secretary, SLC)
By Amindha de Alwis
Dialog Axiata PLC will continue its long-standing partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) as the Official National Team Sponsor of Sri Lanka Cricket until 2023.
Dialog Axiata joined hands with SLC as the official sponsor of the National Team on June 1, 2013 and this latest extension will carry the partnership onwards till September 2023.
Through the sponsorship, Dialog Axiata will help facilitate the growth of both Men’s and Women’s National Cricket Teams across all formats of the game. Meanwhile, Minster of Youth Affairs and Sports, Namal Rajapaksa, stated: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dialog Axiata, who has been a strong, encouraging and long-term partner of Sri Lanka sports and whose tireless efforts have enabled the development of Sri Lanka sports over the years.”
“We truly believe that this partnership will enable more opportunities in the future for talented youth in Sri Lanka to shine in the National and international arena.”
“As the official National Team sponsor of Sri Lanka Cricket’, it is with great pride that we extend this decade long commitment with Sri Lanka Cricket,” Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC conveyed.
Dialog Axiata holds sponsorship ties with the National Cricket, Rugby, Volleyball and Netball teams and also has a close association with the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and Senior Netball Tourneys, Inter-Club Rugby, Premier Football, Inter-Schools Cricket, Junior Volleyball and Paralympic Sports - powering the Army Para Games, National Para Games and the Sri Lankan contingent to the Olympic Games and World Paralympic Games.