Dialog powers National Para Athletics Championships 2019

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Dialog Axiata Senior General Manager (Brand and Media) Harsha Samaranayake hands over the sponsorship cheque to NPC President Maj. Gen. Rajitha Ampemohotti. Also 

pictured (from left) NPC VP and Head of Athletics Lt. Col. Deepal Herath, Department of Sports Development Sports Director I.P. Wijerathna, and NPC Hony. Secretary Col. Dhanajaya Aludeniya  

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider has equivalently stepped forward to support the National Para Championship 2019, organised under the aegis of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Sri Lanka, the official governing body of disabled sports in the island, to be held on the 5th and 6th of September at the Sugathadasa International Stadium Colombo.

The premier athletic championship organised in Sri Lanka for Para athletes will bring together over 800 athletes representing more than 45 sports clubs affiliated to NPC from different provinces of the country. 

The NPC provides opportunities for three disability groups, namely men and women with visual impairments, physical impairments and intellectual disabilities to showcase their talents. 

It also gives NPC the opportunity to identify athletes who have the potential to participate in international sporting events including the upcoming World Para Athletics Championships to be held in Dubai in November 2019.There will be more than 190 track and field events conducted for the three aforementioned disability groups under different functional categories giving a diverse outlook to the event.The National Para Athletics Championship 2019 is organised under the patronage of the Ministry of Sports, NPC and Dialog Axiata PLC, a longstanding partner in sports for the disabled in Sri Lanka.

Dialog is the proud sponsor of the National Paralympics Committee and the Sri Lanka Army Para Games Committee from 2015 to 2019, and has a long history with Paralympic sports in Sri Lanka when the Company first sponsored the Sri Lanka Paralympic contingent in the year 2000, followed by 2004 and 2008, including sponsorship of the National Sports Festival for the Disabled.

Dialog was also the proud sponsor of the Army Para Games from 2015, which empowers disabled serviceman to compete for top honours in 14 disciplines, which included athletics, archery, badminton, cycling, shooting, table tennis, power lifting, wheelchair marathon, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, swimming, wheelchair volleyball, beach volleyball and seven-a-side softball cricket.

Dialog Axiata and is also the proud sponsor of the Sri Lankan National Cricket, Volleyball and Net Ball teams. 

The Company also has close association with the President’s Gold Cup volleyball, national junior and senior netball tourneys, Premier football and schools’ cricket.