From left: Senior Olympian Sumith Liyanage, Sri Lanka Olympians Secretary Damayanthi Darsha, Sri Lanka Olympians President Sriyani Kulawansa, Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Dullas Alahapperuma, Allianz Insurance Lanka Chief Executive Officer Gany Subramaniam, Allianz Insurance Lanka Chief Marketing Officer Mangala Bandara, Ministry of Sports Secretary K.D.S. Ruwanchandra and Department of Sports Development Sri Lanka Director General Amal Edirisooriya
Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd. (Allianz Lanka) announced its partnership with Sri Lanka Olympians (SLO) to extend a host of benefits to the nation’s Olympians.
The two parties entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard at a formal ceremony held under the auspices of the Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Dullas Alahapperuma at the Sports Ministry premises. Several Sri Lankan Olympians, Ministry officials and representatives from Sri Lanka Olympians and Allianz Lanka were present at this event.
Saluting Sri Lanka’s Olympians, Allianz Lanka has offered to provide them with a medical cover and personal accident cover for their protection.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of Education Sports and Youth Affairs Dullas Alahapperuma said, “I would like to commend Allianz Lanka and SLO for coming together in support of our Olympic stars. Initiatives such as this will go hand in hand with the Government’s programs for our sportspeople. Let us all stand united behind our sporting heroes as they strive to bring greater glory to the nation.”
“At SLO, one of our primary goals is to unite Sri Lanka’s Olympians, represent them and serve their needs throughout their lives. We would like to thank Allianz Lanka for partnering with us on this mission of supporting them. Providing financial assistance to our Olympians during their hour of need, this initiative is sure to prove invaluable to these heroes who are the pride of the nation,” said Sri Lanka Olympians President Sriyani Kulawansa.
“Sri Lanka’s Olympians are a symbol of the nation’s challenger mentality and its passion for excellence. We are honoured to partner with SLO and extend a wide range of insurance covers to these heroes who continue to inspire us all,” said Allianz Insurance Lanka Chief Executive Officer Gany Subramaniam. “This initiative is part of our ongoing global and local partnerships with a diverse array of teams, organisations, cultural figures, sporting venues, and educational programs that seek to promote sports and showcase stories of human achievement through sport and innovation.”