Friday, 2 August 2013 00:00
The Council for Business with Britain (CBB) Sixes will take place on Saturday, 3 August 2013 at the P. Saravanamuttu cricket grounds, in Colombo. The CBB Sixes, an annual event in the corporate calendar is a tournament comprising three of the most widely played sports; Cricket, Badminton and Netball, with the participation of many leading companies in Sri Lanka. This will be an action packed day for all CBB members with many sporting activities.
The main aim of the event is to support the English Language Teacher Training Project (CBB-ELT Project), a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of the CBB, commenced in 2005, that has benefited over 1000 teachers, to date.
This year’s event will feature 40 cricket, 10 Badminton and 8 Netball teams from multinational and local corporates who are all members of the CBB. The CBB Sixes sponsored by HSBC for the 8th year, will be co- sponsored by De la Rue Currency and Security Print (Pvt) Ltd., Coats Thread Exports (Pvt) Ltd., Mackwoods Ltd., Mercantile Investments and Finance PLC and Finlays Colombo PLC.
The CBB was formed in the year 2000 and exists to promote two-way trade between Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom and to maintain and foster a harmonious business relationship between the two countries. The CBB has a membership of approximately 150 companies and is headed by a multinational committee with the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka as its Patron. The CBB is affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.