Ritzbury, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 chocolate and a product of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL), which is committed to inspiring future sporting stars and encouraging young athletes, will continue its sponsorship of the Sir John Tarbet School Athletic Junior Championship 2017 for the fifth consecutive year.
The Junior Championship finals will be held from 8-10 November at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Diyagama. Athletes who qualified through the three preliminary championships held in Polonnaruwa, Hanwella and Nawalapitiya, covering all the provinces, will participate in the finals.
Participants and sporting enthusiasts eagerly await the finals for the crowning of the new boys and girls school champions. At last year’s championship finals, St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena retained the boys’ overall title while Ladies’ College clinched the girls’ overall title. The runners-up were St. Joseph’s College, Colombo and St. Bridget’s Convent, Colombo respectively.
CBL Foods International Ltd. Marketing Manager Nilupul de Silva explained: “Ritzbury is proud and honoured to be a part of the oldest and most prestigious schools’ athletic championship and will continue our support and dedication to help and guide budding young athletes who will one day bring pride to our country.”
Sri Lanka Schools Athletic Association (SLSAA) President N.A.D.R. Hemantha, praising CBL for their support of the event, said: “Ritzbury’s continuous support has uplifted the championship and enriched the nation’s sports, contributing meaningfully to building future athletic stars for the benefit of the country. Ritzbury’s commitment, dedication and advisory role have ensured a positive role and are undoubtedly appreciated by all those who value sports.”
Ritzbury has earned a reputation as a strong supporter of sports in Sri Lanka and has associated itself with the Junior National Squash Championship, the Inter-International Schools Athletic Meet and the Mercantile Athletic Meet, in addition to its focus on the Sir John Tarbat School Athletic Championship.