AUGUST 22, 2006 : The Galle RFC clinched the converted CALTEX trophy in grand style by beating the formidable Old Aloysius RFC 10 points (two tries) to nil staged at the Aloysius grounds Kandawatte, Galle on the 19th August in front of a capacity crowd.
This tournament was sponsored for the first time by Caltex Lubricants Lanka Limited with 16 teams from the Southern region participating at this event demonstrating their capabilities and dedication towards the sport. Speaking to Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director / CEO of Caltex Lubricants Lanka Limited, “We are committed to developing sports in this country and have done so over the last 10 years. We have also supported the game of Rugby for 6 years now and have signed up with the Union to continue our support until 2010. On our own, we have also dedicated ourselves to helping the rural penetration of the game so as to popularize it for its future development.”
This colourful tournament was declared opened by the hoisting of the National Flag by the President Football federation of Sri Lanka and The Manager of Hatton National Bank Galle. The Chief Guest on this occasion was Mr. Imal Fonseka, General Manager, Sales and Marketing of Caltex Lubricants Lanka Limited
This sevens tournament in Ruhunu was successful due to the team work headed by Kumar Abeywardana (President, Ruhunu Rugby Union) with his team which comprised of Sarath Ranaweera (Tournament Director), Tony Amith (Technical Director), S.A Wimalasena (Tournament Conveyor / Secretary) and a host of other very energetic and dedicated members.