Mr. Kishu Gomes (Managing Director/CEO, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC) renewing the agreement with Mr. Shivantha Vivekanda (President, Deaf School Past Pupils’ Association). Also present Ms. Marie Wijeratne (Principal, School for the Deaf Ratmalana) and Mr. Imal Fonseka (Director/General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC)
January 30, 2008 : Today, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC will renew its agreement with the Deaf School Past Pupils’ Association, Ratmalana for a further 3 years as their official sports partner in netball, volleyball and softball cricket.
“We are indeed proud that we have been able to come forward yet again as the sports partner to the deaf school in the country” says Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director / CEO for Chevron in Sri Lanka. “We have worked very closely with the differently-abled students since 2002 in developing their sporting competencies through netball, volleyball and cricket to groom and growth their personalities in the sports arena which we hope they will help leverage these capabilities in the outside world.”
The association between Chevron and the Deaf Schools initially began with the sponsorship of the Deaf Schools Netball Tournament in 2002. With this sponsorship it became increasing apparent for the need to promote sports amongst the differently-abled children to groom them into proficient individuals capable on taking on challenges in the future.
“Sports for the differently- abled presents opportunities to develop athletic skills and enables them to experience the thrills of competition. These experiences also help mould them into more confident individuals capable of achieving greater things in life” says Mr. Gomes
Through this agreement chevron will continue to support the Deaf School Past Pupils’ Associations’ annual Netball, Volleyball and softball cricket tournaments where close to 25 deaf schools in the country demonstrate their sporting ability.
The President and Committee of the Deaf School Past Pupils’ Association is the dynamic force behind the deaf schools sports activities in the country. Over the years they have worked not only to grow and develop these children but to instil a sense of unity amongst them. With the renewal of this agreement with Chevron, the Association will continue to work towards creating harmony among these schools through sports.