Standing from left: Melani Asirvatham - LAUGFS Gas Plc, Asitha De Costa - Team Manager, LAUGFS Sports Club, Ranga Ranathunga - Team Coach, Indika Gunawardena - LAUGFS Holdings Ltd., Mahesh Weerasena - LAUGFS Petroleum Ltd., Nalin Dissanayake - LAUGFS Eco Sri Ltd., Niluka Bandara - LAUGFS Holdings Ltd.
Seated from left: Nirmal Ranathunga - LAUGFS Gas Plc, Roshantha De Silva - Team Captain, LAUGFS Holdings Ltd., Nushra Musafar - LAUGFS Holdings Ltd.
A mere year after entering the mercantile badminton arena, LAUGFS has already begun its steady rise to glory, emerging division champions as well as clinching the title of best player of the division, at the 32nd Mercantile Badminton Association’s Inter-Firm Team Badminton Championships 2015.
The men’s team of LAUGFS emerged winners of the Mahesh Makalandawa and Samantha Jayawardena Challenge Trophy, in the divisional finals against MAS Holdings, while team member Nirmal Ranatunga secured the title of Best Player of the Division. This triumph also qualifies for the next divisional level in the 2016 championship.
The winning team consisted of Mahesh Weerasena of LAUGFS Petroleum, Indika Gunawardena and Roshantha De Silva of Group IT/LAUGFS Holdings, Nalin Dissanayake of LAUGFS Eco Sri and Nirmal Ranathunga of LAUGFS Gas Plc.
The women’s team, which also participated in the tournament, was represented by Nushra Musafar, Niluka Bandara and Melani Asirvatham.
Badminton is one of the many recreational activities organised by LAUGFS to promote a healthy and balanced work life for its employees through the LAUGFS Sports Club, which consists of members from across the group.