From left: Dialog Axiata Plc Group Marketing Brand and Media General Manager Harsha Samaranayake, Dialog Axiata Plc Group Chief Marketing Officer Amali Nanayakkara, Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation President Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation Secretary A.S. Nalaka
One of Sri Lanka’s most followed sporting events, the President’s Gold Cup Championship, powered by Dialog Axiata Plc, will spike off this September with the participation of over 2,500 teams and 40,000 players, in the largest sports tournament held in the island.
The President’s God Cup competition, which has a history spanning more than two decades, is sponsored by Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider Dialog Axiata for the 12th consecutive year, underscoring the company’s commitment to the development of the country’s national sport.
The President’s Gold Cup is hosted by the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and is worked off island-wide over a period of four months, attracting teams from over 300 Grama Seva divisions islandwide. The matches will then subsequently be worked off at the district and national levels.
“The President Gold Cup is one of the most wildly followed tournaments in Sri Lanka with participation from all the provinces in the country. The intensity of the competition sets the stage to attract the best talent from the peripheries to compete and excel at a national and international level,” said Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.
“As an active supporter of sports in Sri Lankan, we wish to express our appreciation to Dialog for once again stepping in to promote the growth of volleyball in Sri Lanka,” he added.
“Dialog is pleased to extend its partnership with the national sport of Sri Lanka for the 12th year. I wish all teams the very best at this year’s President’s Gold Cup and the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation for a successful tournament,” said Dialog Axiata Plc Group Chief Marketing Officer Amali Nanayakkara.
Dialog Axiata Plc is the official sponsor of the national cricket and rugby teams and is also closely associated with school cricket, club rugby, club football and the Para Games.