Life insurance promoters demonstrated their skills in sports when the 12th annual sports festival of Ceylinco Life concluded recently at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Diyagama, Homagama.
The track and field events of the festival were worked out at the stadium after the life insurance leader’s cricket, volleyball and netball tournaments were completed a few days before the main event.
Ceylinco Life staff and sales teams from every district of Sri Lanka competed for track and field honours in eight groups at the event. Ceylinco Life Managing Director and CEO Mr R. Renganathan was the Chief Guest and the meet was declared open by the Company’s Director and Deputy CEO Mr Thushara Ranasinghe.
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, high jump, long jump, shot put, discus throw 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 TV group emerged champions for 2018. Teams from the ‘JJ’ group repeated their achievements of last year, winning the volleyball and the netball tournaments, while the ‘WW’ and ‘PB’ groups won the Men’s and the Women’s cricket tournaments. The Best Champions of the overall meet were Mr. S.P.C.M. Senanayake of the TV group in the Male category with Ms D.M.D.K.K. Lakmali and Ms. F.N.P. Peiris of the TV group being joint winners in the Female category.