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"



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