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Peterite rugby pay tribute to sponsors

Rev, Fr Rohitha Rodrigo Rector of St. Peter’s college handing over the jursey to secretary of Rugby Foundation in the presence of Kotmale representatives.
Rev, Fr Rohitha Rodrigo Rector of St. Peter’s college handing over the jursey to secretary of Rugby Foundation in the presence of Kotmale representatives.

St. Peter’s College, an Educational Institute which is nearing 100 years by year 2022 and completing 88 years of playing the game of Rugby, held a felicitation ceremony for the sponsors who are backing them for the 2020 season recently at Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

It was a gala evening with two ‘Gold’ sponsors namely ‘Kotmale’ and Trip A Deal a leading tour operator from Australia represented in Sri Lanka by the country’s leading travel and hospitality partners Aitken Spence Travels Ltd. Then, there was a ‘Silver’ Sponsor too EFL 3PL who are the logistics arm of Expolonka PLC supporting the Peterites to be on top of the premier Rugby playing schools in the Island. In Peterite Rugby, the ‘Principal Sponsor’ is Themiya De Mel who had been the ‘God father’ of the College.

If you take ‘Kotmale’ a leading Diary based company in Sri Lanka headed by Mr. Page and Co-ordinated by Maljini Jayasekara, they have been with Peterite Rugby for the last three years and ‘Kotmale’ have renewed their sponsorship package this year for further three years having great confidence with the brand of Rugby dished out by the Peterites.

Age old, leading commercial organization in Sri Lanka, Aitken Spence Travels Ltd, led by their Managing Director, Nalin Jayasunadara on behalf of their partner Trip A Deal in Australia has come forward with a ‘Gold’ sponsorship.

Sammy Akbar, Director of EFL 3PL have made a partnership with Peterite Rugby, with the great idea of helping to groom a new breed of professionals into the corporate world.

In addition to these sponsorships, there had been numerous old boys dedicated to their Alma – Mater who had been supporting Peterite Ruby from time to time.

It was fascinating to view the ‘Peterite Rugby Since 1932’ a clip which featured the very first Peterite Rugby team (SPC being one of the four schools to commence game of Rugby even prior to world war II), which was followed by a brief speech given by the College Rector (Host of the event) Rev. Fr. Rohitha Rodrigo thanking all the sponsors and finally handing over some tokens of appreciation to the sponsors.

All in all, it was a fitting tribute paid by St. Peter’s College Rugby on the initative of the Rector Rev. Fr. Rohitha Rodrigo with the necessary back stage support of the dynamic Peterite Rugby Foundation to those who “lend a Heart and lend a hand” as the starting phrase of the College anthem.

Wish Peterite Rugby all the very best for a another successful season.

- Ayantha Panditharatne


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