Ms. Geethika Lalani Guunawardena Best Player from the women’s team receives her award from Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma (Minister of Transport. Also in picture Mr. Kishu Gomes (Managing Director/CEO, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC)
May 15, 2008 : Today, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC felicitates the Railway volleyball teams for clinching the title of National Champions in both in the women’s and men’s categories at the recently concluded 2008 National Volleyball tournament.
The Railway volleyball men’s team took on the Sri Lanka Ports Authority defending their position in a three set straight win and for the Railway volleyball women’s team it was clean sailing against the Sri Lanka Air force.
At the felicitation ceremony, Chevron also made special presentations to Melan Jayawardena who received the title of Best Player in the Men’s category and Geethika Lalani Guunawardena who was categorised as the Best Player from the women’s team at the National volleyball championship.
“We are indeed proud to be associated with the Railways Volleyball team” says Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director / CEO for Chevron in Sri Lanka. “They are a team that exemplifies true sportsmanship and this accomplishment is a great achievement for both them and us.”
Chevron Sri Lanka came forward in 2008 to support the Railway Volleyball team. Through this sponsorship the railway authority will work towards leveraging the individual competencies and capabilities of their players for the further develop the team. The organization has also ensured the necessary equipment is made available to the team through this sponsorship.
Sponsorships are part of Chevron’s way of doing business. Through sponsorship of sports, the organization is able to provide the right mix for the brand to leverage its power, energy & strength and at the same time symbolising the traits of the game. Over the last ten years, Chevron in Sri Lanka has been associated with Motor Racing, Prokarting, Club Cricket, Indoor Cricket, Rugby, Sailing, Boxing, and Volleyball and today the organization continues to sponsor Rugby at a national level and Boxing and Volleyball at a school level. In addition Chevron also supports the Deaf Schools in the country in their sports endeavours partnering them in cricket, volleyball and netball. For Chevron, sponsorships are among the key marketing tools used to reach out and communicate with its various customers.