Sponsorships

sponsorships

2013

August

Havoline Brand Ambassador Clinches “Best Driver” Title at Gunner Super Cross

arvinda picHavoline Brand Ambassador and Championship racing veteran Aravinda Premadasa clinched the ‘Best Driver’ title at the 8th Gunner Super Cross racing event which was recently held in association with the Sri Lanka Autosports Drivers Association (SLADA) in Minneriya.

 

The most looked forward to 3500cc event, which is also considered as the fastest event for cars had several former champions contesting for the category main title. Aravinda clinched the ‘Best Driver Trophy’ at the event for the second consecutive year after defending the same title in 2012 as well.

 

“Aravinda’s remarkable track record makes him a formidable opponent in Championship racing. He has been the brand ambassador for Havoline since 2003. This winning collaboration showcases the trusted quality and reliability of our high-performance brands” commented Mr.Kishu Gomes, Managing Director/CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC.

 

Havoline is Chevron’s world renowned lubricant brand for petrol engines.  Aravinda has been associated with Caltex since 1997 being a pioneer member of ‘Team Caltex’ that participated in the Kandy Road Race, the Eliyakanda Hill Climb and the Pannala Gravel Race that year, and has won several main titles in SLGT 3500cc events, including the main Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR) Champion trophy.


“Havoline has been with me at the frontline of Championship racing for nearly two decades, which has also been the epitome of my racing career. My trust in Havoline to give me the best performance during a race gives me the confidence I need to challenge my limits and deliver a winning performance” commented racing pro Aravinda Premadasa.


With over 23 years of experience in the field of motor racing both in Sri Lanka and overseas, Aravinda has accumulated innumerable wins in gravel, tarmac, circuit and hill climb events. His remarkable track record of wins for Foxhill Super Cross, Radella Hill Climb, Magastota Hill Climb and the Tissamaharama Track events makes him a formidable opponent in championship racing. He has also retained the Gajaba Supercross Championship trophy for 7 consecutive years (2001-2007), and won the prestigious SLARDAR Championship for 3 consecutive years (2003-2005).


He has also been recognized as the only competitor to win the Super Fox, Gajaba Trophy and the SLARDAR Championship consecutively on more than one occasion. He was the winner of the President’s Trophy 2006 at the Tissa Auto Drome. He was also the winner of the Foxhill Super Fox in 1997, 1999, 2001, thereafter from 2004 to 2010 consecutively. Becoming the Champion Driver for the Gajaba Super Cross in 2012 was his most recent win.  

Over his racing tenure, Aravinda has also displayed his skill on international tracks in both go-kart and formula events in Singapore, Dubai, London, India and Sweden.

 

2012

March

Stars of Rugby recognized at the Caltex Rugby Awards Night

_MG_25501The Rugby Stars of Season 2011 were awarded for spectacular performance, at the glittering 'A-Division Interclub' Rugby Awards night, held on the 8th of March 2012, at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.

 

The Kandy team  was presented the coveted award as the Most popular rugby club of the season , with CR&FCs Captain Dushan Lewke taking away the  Most Popular Rugby Player of the Season Award, having received the most number of votes by fans during the competition.

 

10 other awards were also presented during the ceremony to teams and players who showcased a winning performance during the previous season.

Outstanding Players Yoshitha Rajapaksa (Navy SC), Heshan Kalhara (Kandy), Sajith Saranga (Kandy SC),  Anuruddha Wilwara (Havies) & Fazil Marija (Kandy SC) were amongst them.

 
Caltex has been the official partner of the 'A' Division inter-club Rugby League and Knockout tournaments since the year 2000, making it one of the longest sports partnerships in the history of Sri Lanka

April

Caltex has shouldered Rugby through toughest times

We wish to announce our decision to walk away from the sponsorship of the two domestic Rugby tournaments in Sri Lanka; the 'A' Division inter-club Rugby League and the Knock-out having been with the game for 13 long years creating history as the longest sports sponsorship in Sri Lanka between a business organization and a sports body. We are happy that our Rs.450 million investment over this period has benefited the game immensely.

 

Caltex has been the official partner of the 'A' Division inter-club Rugby League and Knockout tournaments since the year 2000. As you are well aware, we came forward to help the game at a time when SLRFU was desperate to find a sponsor and in dire state for funds to keep the game alive. As the committed official sponsor, Caltex supported the efforts of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) and its successive committees over the past 13 years to revive, enhance and grow the game, making it one of the longest sports partnerships in the history of Sri Lanka. This bears ample testimony to the fact that for us at Caltex it's more a passion than a sponsorship.

 

Our association with rugby has helped build equity for the game and create & sustain the momentum of the sport in the country to achieve the desired goal. Despite the many obstacles and challenges we faced, testing our commitment time and time again, we believe that our collective accountability towards the game together with all stakeholders, extreme loyalty and resilience as a partner during good and bad times under testing economic conditions in the country over this horizon, contributed significantly to reach the momentum it has created in the sporting arena of this country.

 

We shall divert the funds from Rugby sponsorship to do more social responsibility activities to help the people who need support to brighten their future and for environmental sustainability. We will also invest more marketing funds in the two export markets to bring in more foreign currency into the country to prop the country's economic growth.

 

We take this opportunity to wish the new committee, preceding committee and council and other stakeholders of the game best of luck with their endeavors to develop the game and hope the game of Rugby will grow from strength to strength.

2011

February

Caltex signs another multi-year sponsorship agreement for Caltex League and Knockout

rugby_renewalKishu Gomes, MD/CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC exchanging the agreement with the President of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union Roshan Goonathilleke

 

Caltex makes history signing one of the longest sports partnerships in Sri Lanka

On the 23rd of February 2011 the Company announced that it renewed the sponsorship agreement for three more years with the rugby union, making it one of the longest sports partnerships in the history of Sri Lanka. With the extension of the rugby sponsorship, Caltex makes history with 14 years of rugby sponsorship in Sri Lanka.

As the Official sponsor of the League and Clifford Cup, the company has invested over Rs.400 million to develop the game of Rugby in the country over the past eleven years, reiterating its commitment to take the interclub 'A' Division rugby tournaments to the next level.

Caltex has played the role model of a true corporate citizen, honouring their commitment for Sri Lanka rugby.

2010

January

Aravinda Premadasa races another year as Havoline Brand Ambassador

aravindaChevron Lubricants Lanka PLC has announced the contract extension with renowned Motor Car racing champion Aravinda Premadasa as Brand Ambassador for Caltex Havoline.

 

Aravinda has been associated with Caltex since 1997 being a pioneer member of ‘Team Caltex’ that participated in the Kandy Road Race, the Eliyakanda Hill Climb and the Pannala Gravel Race that year.

 

“Caltex Havoline is a trusted brand with a proven ability to deliver. The brand stands for commitment towards the highest quality and reliability in technology, innovation and excellence in performance. And these very same qualities are epitomized by Aravinda Premadasa, whose experience in racing has made him amongst the top racers in Sri Lanka. We are indeed very proud and privileged to extend our partnership with him as our Brand Ambassador for another consecutive year” said Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director/ CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC.

 

Aravinda Premadasa commenced his motor racing career at a very young age, initially winning the Rover Go Kart Championships at the age of 7. Aravinda has since gone on to greater acclaim both locally and internationally. As a student of the Jim Russells Racing School he was awarded the Most Promising Overseas Driver title in 1995.

 

“Racing is a sport where every second counts. Speed, focus and skill alone cannot win a race. As a professional, I depend on my engine to sustain through the race. I put my trust in Havoline, because it protects my engine even during the most extreme temperatures. It is a brand I can depend on for guaranteed performance and I am happy to endorse what I believe in” says racing car expert Aravinda, son of veteran race champion Suranjith Premadasa one of the most renowned individuals within the Sri Lankan racing circuit.

 

With over 20 years experience in the field of motor racing both in Sri Lanka and overseas, Aravinda has accumulated innumerable wins in gravel, tarmac, circuit and hill climb events. The 2008 Foxhill Super cross, Radella Hill climb, Magastota Hill Climb and the Tissamaharama Track event were the most recent wins for Aravinda. He has also retained the Gajaba Supercross Championship trophy for 5 consecutive years (2001-2005), and won the prestigious SLARDAR Championship for 3 consecutive years (2003-2005). He has also been recognised as the only competitor to win the Super Fox, Gajaba Trophy and the SLARDAR Championship consecutively on more than one occasion. He was the winner of the President’s Trophy 2006 at the Tissa Auto Drome.


Over his racing tenure, Aravinda has also displayed his skill on international tracks in both go-kart and formula events in Singapore, Dubai, London, India and Sweden.

Rugby Season Launch Press Conference – 2010

caltexAllChevron Lubricants Lanka PLC marked the 11th consecutive year in their sponsorship of the Caltex ‘A’ Division League and the Caltex knockout tournaments by committing to sponsor this year’s tournaments as well. At a ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC pledged their commitment to the SLRFU, for another year running, celebrating 11 years in this fruitful partnership in support of Sri Lanka rugby.

 

In 2000, Caltex began its partnership with the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) in support of the two tournaments.

 

“It’s a well known fact that the money spent on sports is an investment for the future of a country. It helps produce people with the right attitude and skills. We need our workforce to be stronger and more efficient to take on the global challenges” says Mr. Kishu Gomes.
“In terms of strategic importance of Sports, we have many examples to take from developed countries. Starting from Greece to China – Where Olympics was born to where it was held last – All powerful and emerging economies around the world have had the right focus behind sports” he continued.

 

The 2010 Caltex "A" division League will kick off when CH & FC hosts Army on 30th April at Maitland Crescent while on the same day CR & FC will take on the Police SC at Longdon Place. There will be a total of 8 teams completing in the A Division for this year. Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC feels confident that the competitiveness of the tournament can be elevated to a higher level this season.

 

Similar to previous years, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC will continue to promote the game further through a number of initiatives such as distribution of season fixture cards, club co-branded merchandise and other street and media campaigns. Key matches of the tournament will be given live TV coverage.

 

Mr. Gomes makes a special request to all the clubs competing in the Caltex sponsored tournaments to unite for the betterment of the sport. “We must leave behind differences and look at the future with a positive frame of mind and dedicate ourselves to supporting the game. Let us keep Sri Lankan rugby on top and make sure that every decision taken by each and every one of us is aligned to that vision"

 

March

President Felicitaded The Rugby Stars at the Caltex Rugby Awards.

presidentThursday, 18th March 2010: For the first time in the history of the sport, Rugby Stars were felicitated by His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa when he graced the “Caltex-Observer Touchdown” Rugby Awards organised by Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC.

 

Event held on the 26th of March 2010, presentations were made to the Most Popular Ruggerite for 2009 and the Most Popular Rugby Club for 2009. The selections were made through the competition which was jointly held with the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited during the months of May to September last year where readers were encouraged to vote for their preferred club and ruggerite through coupons that appeared in the newspapers.

 

Additionally, awards were also presented to winners in six other categories based on selections made by the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union. The categories were for the Best Captain, Best Forward, Best Three Quarter, Most Promising Young Player, Best Player and Best Team.

 

Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC has long supported the game of rugby in Sri Lanka. As the sponsors of the ‘Caltex Inter Club League’ and the ‘Caltex Clifford Cup Knockout tournaments’, the organisation has been one of the key driving forces behind the success & development of the game over the last decade.

 

As stated by Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director & CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC. “Caltex has been the principal sponsor of national rugby since 1999; and has been able to popularize the game and make it grow both as a spectator sport, whilst increasing team participation.”

 

“Activities such as the Caltex Observer Touchdown Rugby Quiz’ are initiatives by the organisation to generate further interest in the game and provide sports fans further opportunities to be involved with the game” added Mr. Gomes.

June

Chevron Partners Deaf School Sports for the 9th Consecutive Year

deafschoolChevron comes forward for the 9th consecutive year as the sports partner to the deaf schools in the country. Having worked very closely with the differently-abled students since 2002, Chevron together with the Deaf Schools’ Past Pupils’ Association has been effective in promoting the right attitude and mindset amongst all the players; instilling the confidence required to believe in ones self and achieving success.

 

The Deaf Schools’ Six-a-side Softball Cricket and Netball tournaments will take place on Saturday, the 5th of June at the Shalika Grounds, Narahenpita. The Deaf Schools’ Volleyball Tournaments (Boys’ and Girls’) will be played on the 19th at the grounds located in the School for the Deaf in Ratmalana. The tournaments will commence at 8.30 a.m. on both days.

 

To support the deaf schools’ sports activities is underpinned by Chevron’s commitment towards creating opportunities that will help boost the level of confidence and perseverance in the students; instilling the right attitude which will help them challenge themselves for greater performance in the sport, and in their lives.

 

The defending champions, the School for the Deaf in Ratmanala, are the favourites to win the ‘Caltex Trophies’ in cricket and netball. Last year’s champions, Rohana Special School, Matara, hope to win volleyball (Boys’) title yet again, while champions Sivarajah Deaf and Blind School, Mahawewa may go to win the volleyball (Girls’) title.


The other participants are Islamic Center for the Physically Handicapped, Thihariya; Yasodara Deaf and Blind School, Balangdoa; Sri Sudarshi Deaf and Blind School, Bandarawela; Sayan Deaf School, Matale; The School for the Deaf and Blind, Tangalle; Sandagala Special School, Kurunegala, and Senkadagala School for the Deaf in Kandy.

July

Caltex unveils new trophy for the Caltex Clifford Cup Knockout Tournament 2010

clifford500Mr.Kishu Gomes, Managing Director/CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC handing over the new trophy to be awarded to the winners of the Caltex interclub Knock-out Tournament to the President of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonathilleke

 

 

 

 

 

Match draw:

Quarter finals
July 16th Airforce Vs Police at Londgon Place @ 4.45 pm
July 17th CR & FC Vs CH & FC at Royal Grounds @ 4.30 pm
July 18th Navy Vs Army at Londgon Place @ 4.30 pm

Semi finals
July 24th Kandy Vs Airforce at Bogambara @ 4.30 pm
July 24th CR & FC Vs Navy SC at Royal Grounds @ 4.30 pm

Final
August 1st at Bogambara Stadium, Kandy @ 4.30 pm

August

Kandy SC wins the Caltex Clifford Cup

cliffordcuplargeKandy Sports Club skipper Fazil Marija receiving the Caltex Clifford Cup Champions trophy from His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was the Chief Guest at the Caltex Inter-club Knockout Tournament for the Clifford Cup 2010. The finals was held on the 1st of August 2010. Kandy Sports Club clinched the rugby double by beating the challengers Navy Sports Club by 26 points (four tries, two penalties) to 11 (one try, one drop goal, one penalty). At half-time Kandy was in the lead by16-6.

 

The match was played before a record crowd of over 20,000 fans at the Bogambara Stadium, in Kandy. Also in the picture are Mr.Kishu Gomes, Managing Director & CEO and Mr.Bertram Paul, GM –Sales & Marketing of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC. 

 
The Clifford Cup Tournament has been sponsored by Caltex for 12 consecutive years.

2009

May

A decade of Rugby sponsorship by Caltex

rugby2009SponsorChevron Lubricants Lanka PLC marketers of Caltex branded lubricants marked a decade in their sponsorship of the Caltex ‘A’ Division League and the Caltex knockout tournaments by committing to sponsor this year’s tournaments as well. At a ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC pledged their commitment to the SLRFU, for another year running, celebrating ten years in this fruitful partnership in support of Sri Lanka rugby.

 

In 2000, Caltex began its partnership with the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) in support of the two tournaments.

 

“Sponsorship for us has indeed been rewarding. Over the last nine years we have seen the game of rugby grow and develop adding value to both the sport and in turn to the organization by complementing our brand personality of Power, Energy and speed” says Mr. Kishu Gomes.

 

The 2009 Caltex "A" division League will kick off when CH & FC hosts the Police SC on 15 May at Maitland Crescent while on the same day Kandy SC will take on the Sailors at Welisara. There will be a total of 8 teams completing in the A Division for this year which includes the Navy SC team who have rejoined the ‘A’ division league after a lapse of 3 years. With these changes Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC feels confident that the competitiveness of the tournament can be elevated to a higher level this season.

 

As per the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union, the tournament structure for the 2009 season will remain unchanged. However the SLRFU officials will introduce additional rules and regulations into the tournament that will further help to enhance the competitiveness of the game.

 

Similar to previous years, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC will continue to promote the game further through a number of initiatives such as distribution of season fixture cards, club co-branded merchandise sales and street and media campaigns. Key matches of the tournament will be given live TV coverage.

 

Despite the economic downturn in the Sri Lankan economy, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC is confident that the 2009 season will be equally successful and exciting as in the past.

 

“Although the country is facing a difficult time, and the Sri Lankan economy is plummeting, we have ensured the SLRFU of our continued sponsorship through 2009 of the A Division league and knockout tournaments” says Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director / CEO – Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC. “However, with signs of permanent peace on the horizon, we feel confident that the economy will pick up and thus we do not see any reason to withhold our sponsorship of rugby for this year”.

 

Chevron Lanka Lubricants PLC is the official sponsors of the Caltex ‘A” Division League and the Caltex Clifford Cup Knockout tournaments up to 2010. Over the year’s organization has been pleased with the momentum the sport has gathered. Mr. Gomes said “In the past the SLRFU has been able to rally everyone around them to achieve the desired results. We are confident of the same commitment from the officials of the SLRFU in 2009 as well."

 

Mr. Gomes also makes a special request to all the clubs competing in the Caltex sponsored tournaments to unite for the betterment of the sport. “We must leave behind differences and look at the future with a positive frame of mind and dedicate ourselves to supporting the game. Let us keep Sri Lankan rugby on top and make sure that every decision taken by each and every one of us is aligned to that vision”

2008

January

Chevron Sri Lanka renews its commitment as a deaf school sports partner

renewMr. 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.

February

Caltex and CGR Team up in new Sports Initiative

caltexvolleyballMr. Kishu Gomes (Managing Director/CEO, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC) presenting the sponsorship to Mr. Nihal Somaweera (Secretary, Ministry of Transport). Also in picture Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma (Minister of Transport) and Dr. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan (GM Railways)


February 26, 2008 : Caltex, a leader in lubricants and marketed by Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC has come forward to sponsor the Ceylon Government Railways (CGR) volleyball team for 2008. Entering into this new agreement with the Ministry of Transport, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC will sponsor both the men and women’s volleyball teams of the Sri Lanka Railways.

 

"We are extremely proud to be associated with the GCR Volleyball team – a team that exemplifies true sportsmanship” says Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director/CEO for Chevron in Sri Lanka. “We look forward to partnering them on their journey to defend their title in the coming year.”

 

The members of the CGR Volleyball team have performed outstandingly in their individual capacity both at a national and international level. Their achievements range from representing Sri Lanka in the Junior National Team, to their participating in the SAAF games in 2006 and the Commonwealth Games in 2007. Amongst the squad 7 represent Sri Lanka in the women’s national team while 5 are representatives of the men’s national team. Additionally, 2 female members of the team have performed exceptionally in beach volleyball with numerous accolades and awards to their name.

 

Through this sponsorship Chevron will aim at leveraging the individual competencies and capabilities of the players for the further develop the team. The organization will also ensure the necessary equipment is made available to the team through this sponsorship. “Our aim is to support these individuals who have shown immense fortitude in the sport of volleyball” says Mr. Kishu Gomes. “This will allow them to develop their individual capabilities and maximising their potential to the fullest.”

 

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.

April

Caltex sponsored CGR team Clich National Title

munchi1The Railway Volleyball Men’s Team

 

April 1, 2008 : The Railway volleyball team sponsored by Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC has clinched the National Volleyball Trophy for 2008 both in the women’s and men’s categories at the recently concluded tournament.

 

The Railway volleyball men’s team took on the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and the women’s team took on the Sri Lanka Air Force in the finals held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium recently.

 

In the men’s final, Sri Lanka Railways defended their position in a three set straight win against the Ports Authority, while it was clean sailing for the women’s team against the Sri Lanka Air force.

 

“We are indeed proud to be associated with the Railways Volleyball team” says Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director / CEO for Chevron in Sri Lanka. “As their sponsor it is rewarding to witness the commitment the teams have shown towards the sport.”

 

Chevron Sri Lanka came forward in 2008 to support the railway’s volleyball team. Through this sponsorship CGR will work towards leveraging the individual competencies and capabilities of the 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.

May

Chevron felicitates National Volleyball Champions

felicgiMs. 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.

2007

May

2nd Caltex Ruhunu Rugby Sevens at Rathgama

May 9, 2007 : Caltex sponsored Ruhunu Rugby Sevens kicks off for the second consecutive year on the 12th May 2007 at the Ratgama grounds with 24 teams from the South competing for this title.

 

The Caltex Ruhunu Rugby Sevens which commenced last year with 16 teams from the South competing for the title has witnessed considerable developments over the year. Encouraged by the overwhelming response to the 2007 tournament, Caltex and Ruhunu Rugby Union are committed to continue this tournament annually and introduce elaborate plans to carry the game forward. Caltex firmly believes that popularising of the game in the provinces is essential for the development of the sport.

 

Rugby in Galle has witnessed significant growth with Galle RFU making its entrance in to the ‘A division’ of the Caltex Interclub Rugby League Tournament in 2006. Clinching the Bowl at the Caltex Knock out Tournament last year, Galle RFU has received great admiration by rugby enthusiasts for their determination towards the sport. The game of Rugby has also become increasingly popular amongst schools in Galle with increasing spectator interests.

 

Caltex has been commitment to developing sports in the country over the last 10 years through their sponsorships of Motor Sports, Boxing, Indoor Cricket, volleyball and Rugby. The organization has also supported the differently-abled children in their sporting endeavours through the deaf schools association in the country.

 

Sponsorships are part of Caltex’s way of doing business. Through sponsorships 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 symbolises the traits of the game. Sponsorships are among the key marketing tools used to reach out and communicate with various customers.

November

Chevron Recognises the Stars of Rugby

November 21, 2007 : Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC paid tribute to the stars of rugby at the ‘Caltex Observer Touchdown Rugby Awards 2007’ held at the Galle Face Hotel in November.

 

At this function, presentations were made to the Most Popular Ruggerite for 2007, Sanjeewa Jayasinghe and the Most Popular Rugby Club for 2007 – Kandy Sports Club. This selection took place through a competition which was jointly held with the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited during the months from May to August and appeared in the newspapers where readers were encouraged to votes for their preferred club and ruggerite.

 

Awards were also given to Jeewa Galgamuwa for the ‘Best Captain’, Fazil Marijah for the ‘Best Player’, Senaka Bandara for the ‘Best Forward’, Pradeep Liyanage for the ‘Best Three Quarter’ and Lasintha de Costa for the ‘Most Promising Young Ruggerite’. The presentations were made based on their performance at the Caltex Interclub League and Knockout Tournaments and were adjudged by a National Selectors Committee appointed by the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union. According to the Selection Committee, these nominations were made based on their performance at this year’s Caltex sponsored tournaments. Kandy Sports Club was also awarded the ‘Best Team’ title during this event.

 

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc has long supported the game of rugby in Sri Lanka. As the sponsors of the inter club league and knock out tournaments, the organization has proudly watched the game grow and develop over the years.

 

“When we took over the sponsorship in 2000, our management had a dream. It was to popularize the game and make it grow both as a spectator sport and increase team participation” says Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing director / CEO for Chevron in Sri Lanka.

 

Committed to carrying the game forward till 2010, chevron will continue to support the SLRFU in its future endeavours of further strengthening and growing the game.

 

According to Mr. Gomes, “sponsorship has indeed been rewarding for us. Over the last seven years, we have seen significant development in the game of rugby which have added value to both the sport and in turn to the organization by complementing our brand personality of Power, Energy and Speed”.

 

This year the organization also came forward to support the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union to revive the President’s Trophy Knock-out Rugby Tournament after a lapse of nine years.

2006

January

Caltex Introduces New Award for Interclub Knockout Tournament

award“Caltex Golden Star” Award for interclub knockout tournament

 

Today, Caltex marks a milestone in the history of Sri Lankan Rugby as they unveil the “Caltex Golden Star” award for the victors of the interclub knockout tournament. This award is deemed to recognise the exceptional talent in the field of rugby and reward team spirit and unity that is so closely associated with the game. The “Caltex Golden Star” is a two and a half foot trophy completed out of solid brass. Positioned at its apex is a brass rugby ball with the engravings of a star to pay tribute to the title holders of the season. With the launching of this award for the 2006 knockout finals, the organization together with the SLRFU will witness its succession over the years by the victors of the knockout tournament

 

Caltex is a name synonymous with interclub rugby. As the sponsor of the interclub league and knockout tournaments since 2000 and the under 23 rugby tournament introduced this season, the organization has pledged its support to the SLRFU to carry the game forward till 2010 – ten consecutive years of sponsorship. The renewal of this agreement by Caltex in February this year witnessed the introduction of elaborate plans by the Union as a means to enhance and grow the game.

 

At Caltex, sponsorships are among the key marketing tools used to reach out and communicate with various customers. Through sponsorships, Caltex is able to associate with well-known property that shares the same values and characteristics that aspire the brand. Sponsorships are part of Caltex’s way of doing business. According to Shehan Perera, Group Brand Manager “Through sponsorships of sports such as rugby, the organization is able to provide the right mix for the brand to leverage its power, energy & strength and at the same time symbolises the traits of the game.”

December

Caltex Recognises the Stars of Rugby

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Mr. Kishu Gomes (Managing Director/CEO) Caltex Lubricants Lanka Limited presenting the award to Dushanth Lewke – Most Popular Ruggerite

 

December 06, 2006 : Caltex Lubricants Lanka Limited paid tribute to the stars of rugby at a function held at the North Lawn of the Taj Samudra, today.

 

At the Caltex Observer Touchdown Rugby Awards, presentations were made to the Most Popular Ruggerite, Dushanth Lewke and the Most Popular Rugby Club – Kandy Sports Club. This selection took place through a competition which appeared in the newspapers during the months from May to August where readers were encouraged to votes for their preferred club and ruggerite.

 

Also at this ceremony, Kandy Sports Club was also awarded the best team for 2006 based on their performance at the Caltex Inter Club League and Knockout Tournaments.

 

They were judged the best team by the National Selection Committee who says that their decision this year’s was based on the performance the team displayed during the Caltex rugby season.

 

The association between Caltex and the SLRFU commenced in 1999, and subsequently, through this partnership the organization took up the sponsorship of the Inter Club League and Knockout tournaments. Caltex who have been the sponsors since 2000 says they are committed to the up-liftment of the sport. “We have been with the game of Rugby for 6 years and have signed up with the SLRFU to continue our support until 2010. We have dedicated ourselves to help the rural penetration and popularization of this game which is essential for its development.” says Kishu Gomes, CEO / Managing Director of Caltex in Sri Lanka.

 

There were also awards given to Pavithra Fernando for the ‘Best Captain’, Chamara Vithanage for the ‘Best Player’, Danushka Boteju for the ‘Best Forward’, Mohamed Sheriff for the ‘Best Three Quarter’ and Madeesha Silva for the ‘Most Promising Young Ruggerite’.

 

Caltex says in their commitment to popularise the sport in the provinces they have introduced the Caltex Interprovincial Tournament which took place during the months of September and October this year with teams from the Southern, Western, Central Provinces and the defence forces competing in this tournament. The champion’s trophy was also awarded today to the Central Province team who won the Caltex Inter Provincial Tournament at the finals in October.

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