Sporting prowess came to the fore recently when 3,200 employees and sales officers of Ceylinco Life took to the field at the 2017 edition of the company’s sports festival.
The athletics segment of the festival was worked out at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Diyagama, after the life insurance leader’s cricket, volleyball and netball tournaments were concluded a few days before the main event.
The 11th in the series of Ceylinco Life Sports Festivals conducted for staff and sales teams from every district of Sri Lanka, this year’s event saw competitors from eight groups vying for track and field honours.
The competitive fare included 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m races for men and women, 100 x 4 and 400 x 4 relays, a 800m walking race, as well as a tug-o-war and a 100 x 4 relay for heads of branches.
At the end of a day of spirited competition, the ‘JJ’ and ‘RU’ groups shared honours as joint champions for 2017. Teams from the ‘JJ’ group won the volleyball and the netball tournaments, while the ‘ST’ and ‘LB’ groups won the Men’s and the Women’s cricket tournaments. The Best Athletes at the meet were Mr S. P. C. M. Senanayaka of the ‘TV’ group and Ms Hiruni Udayamali of the ‘RU’ group.
Ceylinco Life Managing Director Mr R. Renganathan was the Chief Guest at the Sports Festival, which was formally proclaimed open by the company’s Director/Deputy CEO Mr Thushara Ranasinghe.
Pictured here are Ceylinco Life’s Best Athletes for 2017 S. P. C. M. Senanayaka (above) and Hiruni Udayamali (below) receiving their trophies from the company’s Managing Director Mr R. Renganathan.