Official Launch of the Josephian Vehicle Parade | Daily News


Official Launch of the Josephian Vehicle Parade

With a proud history of over 100 years, St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10, continue to be at the forefront in both education and sports, nurturing thousands of youngsters to become great leaders and role models in Sri Lanka and all over the world.

The annual Joe-Pete one day encounter is one of the most sought after events in the Josephian event calendar that will be played this year for the 45th time at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) on March 23. The history of the fierce rivalry between the two leading Catholic schools in the country itself creates major excitement, and the Josephian vehicle parade that coincides to escort the Josephian cricket team brings the right tempo for all the diehard Josephian fans to enjoy and embrace this event.

For the past seven years, the Vehicle Parade has been organized with great enthusiasm and pride. In the beginning only around 150 vehicles took part in the event but during the last few years however, it has become a statuesque event with over 750 vehicles and more than 2500 participants.

This year, the parade will start at 7 am, from the College premises in Colombo-10 and proceed to the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Maitland Crescent.

Lahiru Munasinghe, President of the batch of 2006 and the Head of the organizing committee of the Parade 2019, joined us to share his thoughts on the event. “The vehicle parade has become one of the most significant events in the college calendar and organized every year by the batch of 2006. As the President of the founding batch of the vehicle parade event, I’m delighted to organize this year’s event with a new outlook”.

“I remember our first vehicle parade which was done on a small scale. However, since 2011, the past Presidents have gradually added more glamour to this extravagant event. Now it’s one of the most thrilling, exciting and disciplined parades in Colombo”.

“The Organising Committee wishes to extend a warm welcome to all Josephians who will join the vehicle parade and to keep this well-established tradition going strong, cheering our team to victory.”

The Josephian Vehicle Parade is sponsored by Sunday Times as the print media partner, Sun FM; Electronic media partner, Milo and Maggi; breakfast partner, Lavenro Garden Luxury Hotel as hospitality partner and LB finance as the main finance partner.

As silver sponsors, Debug Digital Centre (Pvt) Ltd, Winfield Associates (Pvt) Ltd, Wayamba Advertising (Pvt) Ltd, Show Creation (Pvt) Ltd, Siyadco Advertising (Pvt) Ltd, Peterson Advertising Pvt Ltd, Jetex Pvt Ltd, Rathnalim Hardware, Helios P2P Private Limited, Elephant House, Mass One BTL (Pvt) Ltd, CND Advertising (Pvt) Ltd, IBSF Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Nature Industries & Distributors (PVT) Ltd have joined hands with the school.

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