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Bank of Ceylon conducts inter-Province Athletic Meet

The winners of the BOC athletic meet.
The winners of the BOC athletic meet.

BOC’s Athletic meet conducted in line with its 80th anniversary, held to encourage sportsmanship among bank staff, concluded recently at the Sugathadasa Stadium Colombo. This year the Bank’s Sports Club arranged its annual Athletic Meet with a special note to the bank’s anniversary with a series of exciting events.

The event was declared opened by Bank of Ceylon’s Chairman President’s Counsel Ronald C. Perera who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, and Acting General Manager Russell Fonseka attended the event as the Guest of Honour by invitation of the Sports Club President, Deputy General Manager International Treasury and Investments Sugath Gunasekara.

The meet was officiated by Vice-Presidents of the Sports Club - CRO Nimal Fernando, DGM Sales and Channel Management C. Amarasinghe, DGM Retail Banking E.M. Jayarathne, AGM Offshore Banking Division G.A. Jayashantha and AGM Western Province South Priyal Silva. Members of the of the Corporate and Executive Management, office-bearers of the Bank’s Sports club, Secretary PHU Imalsha, Treasurer S.K. Saluka, Athletic Secretary Champa Silva, squads representing ten provinces who took part in the meet and many other BOC staff members were present at the event.

The closing ceremony and the award presentation was made colourful by a band display conducted by the official Western Band of SL Navy. The event saw participation of over 2,500 BOC staff members across the island including 1,000 athletes representing all 10 provinces and five other Head Office and Business Divisions.

The organisers said that this year’s Athletic Meet has been the biggest event so far, with the inclusion of over 100 track and field events and large crowd of participants.

BOC Head Office team emerged as champions whilst Central Province Team were runners-up.

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