Sri Lanka Athletics changes dates for youth selection process – the Island

Reaffirming his commitment to promoting the sport in the country, David Pieris Group of Companies (DPGC) has extended its sponsorship of the Mercantile ‘E’ Division cricket tournament for the 19th consecutive year. This is the second longest sponsorship in the history of the Mercantile Cricket Association (MCA) tournament.

The official sponsorship presentation took place at the MCA on Wednesday with the participation of David Pieris Motor Company (Private) Limited Director and Chief Operating Officer Naalaka Madugalle, Director, Romany Parakrama, Chief Marketing Communications Officer Nadi B. Dharmasiri, Chief Marketing Officer of Assetline Leasing Company Limited Ajantha Premasiri, Chairman of MCA Nalin Wickremasinghe, Member of the Executive Committee of MCA and Secretary of the Lakmal de Silva Tournament Committee, media and guests.

The tournament which started recently saw LOLC, Fairfirst Insurance, Brandix Essentials, Ceylinco Insurance, Expolanka Holdings, John Keells ‘B’, Virtusa and Stafford Motors register victories last weekend.

Commercial Credit, Amana Takaful, Janashakthi Insurance, Commercial Leasing & Finance, Trelleborg Lanka, Softlogic Finance, MBSL Insurance and Union Assurance are the other teams vying for the success of this tournament.

The David Pieris Group has always been a strong supporter of sport, not only encouraging its employees to participate, but also supporting sport in the commercial sector. They greatly value the skills and values ​​that sport, and particularly team sports, instills in employees. The sense of competition, the importance of teamwork, the use of individual skills for collective success, the ability to think on one’s feet, strategic and tactical play, conforming to the captain’s plan and delivering what is required – all of them are essential to success in today’s corporate world.

The MCA and its league tournaments continue to create and deliver great value. It provides a platform and an opportunity for men and women who love the sport to continue playing even after leaving school and entering the corporate world.

Currently, David Pieris Group teams compete in commercial cricket, track and field, volleyball, hockey, basketball, netball and badminton. Team “A” of the David Pieris group played in the semi-finals of the Mercantile “D” division last year and the “B” team plays in the “F” division.

With a history stretching back four decades, David Pieris Group is today one of Sri Lanka’s largest and financially stable conglomerates and to date has provided direct and indirect employment opportunities to more than four million Sri Lankans.

The Group comprises eighteen companies in diverse sectors, including automotive products and services, financial services, logistics, information technology (IT), investment property, shopping, entertainment and export. organic farming.

Martin E. Berry