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Munchee sponsors National Volleyball Championship for 11th consecutive year


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Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL) Group Director Rasith Wickramasingha symbolically presenting the Munchee sponsorship for the National Volleyball Championship 2018 to Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation President Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya. Also present are Nalin B. Karunaratne - CEO, Ceylon Biscuits Ltd; Surani Sahabandu - General Manager Marketing; I.M. Khan - Director/Group General Manager, Sales, Ceylon Biscuits Ltd; A.S. Nalaka - Secretary, Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and Danapala Jayapathma - Tournament Secretary 

 

In a bid to rekindle the spirit of Sri Lanka’s national sport, Munchee has once again stepped forward to sponsor the National Volleyball Championship 2018. 

Munchee, the flagship brand of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL), will be sponsoring the championship for the 11th consecutive year. Organised by the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation (SLVF), the tournament will kick off on 1 October, leading to the grand finale on 16 December. With a strong commitment towards uplifting the national sport, Munchee has continuously helped to popularise the sport while providing a national platform to groom talented players from across the island. 

The National Volleyball Championship is held as Novice and Super League tournaments where it’s divided into the men’s and women’s categories. The tournament will be held in two phases – the District and National levels - and the final matches will take place on 16 December at the Maharagama Youth Services Council Indoor Stadium.

SLVF will also hold a number of exclusive matches at outdoor venues in the Gampaha, Puttalam Madampe, Ruwanwella and Horana districts. The crème of Sri Lanka’s Volleyball players – the top eight men’s teams and top 6 women’s teams - will vie for the coveted titles at these venues. This will provide a unique opportunity for volleyball fans from all parts of the country to savour the exciting games to their hearts’ content. Organisers expect participation of 2,500 to 3,000 teams this year.

President of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya noted: “Munchee has extended commendable support towards uplifting the country’s national sport volleyball for 11 consecutive years. As a leading company in the private sector, Munchee’s support towards the national cause and also becoming a strength to young and upcoming talent from all parts of the country including rural areas, is truly noteworthy.”

Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Nalin Karunaratne said: “Munchee is a household name, much loved by the masses and it is only natural that we come forward to support a sport that is played by the masses. By sponsoring the National Volleyball Championship, the biggest and the most sought after tournament in the country, we at Munchee aim to further strengthen and elevate volleyball to the next level and we are proud to be the sponsor of this national event for the last 11 years.” 

Karunaratne added: “As a company synonymous with innovation, once again we will collaborate with the federation to nurture the talents and skills of our local players and help them become formidable contenders on international platforms. This year too Munchee – CBL’s flagship brand – has stepped forward to sponsor the National Volleyball Championship, in a gesture to rekindle the spirit of sport among young players as well as their hundreds and thousands of fans.”

As a brand that’s truly passionate about sports, Munchee not only strengthens volleyball but also supports a number of sporting activities including cricket, football, squash and athletics. 


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