The prestigious Environmental Resources PLC (ERI) and Ceylon Leather Products PLC (CLPL) are the proud sponsors of the Gunner Supercross – one of the key events in Sri Lanka’s motor sports calendar.
It is the capstone race for Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR) championship and the only such event to be held in historic Polonnaruwa-Thamankaduwa region.
Organized by the Sri Lanka Army’s Artillery Regiment (popularly known as the Gunners) in association with the SLARDAR, the 5th Gunner Supercross will be held on Sunday 24th October 2010 at the Sri Lanka Army’s Artillery Complex in Minneriya. Minneriya racing circuit is a uniquely constructed gravel track promising an aura of excitement combined with the spills and thrills of motor racing.
“We are pleased to be the main sponsors of the 5th Gunner Supercross as the proceeds will be utilized towards the noble cause of uplifting the welfare standards of the families of the brave men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for the motherland and those injured during the war” said Lalith Heengama-Chairman of Environmental Resources Investment PLC and Ceylon Leather Products PLC. “It is our bounden duty as countrymen to look after the brave and valiant men, women and their families who helped to protect our country from terrorism” he continued.
"Gunners have been in the forefront during Sri Lanka Army's Humanitarian Operations against ruthless terrorists. The Gunner Supercross is a major fund raiser towards their welfare. We are pleased that we have been able to attract two prestigious corporate entities in the stature of Environmental Resources Investment PLC and Ceylon Leather Products PLC to be the main sponsors of this exciting motor sports event held for the benefit of the war heroes and their families. We thank ERI and CLPL for coming forward to sponsor this important event, and look forward to working with them in the future as well” said Major General Jagath Rambukpotha, the Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Artillery.
The proceeds of the 5th Gunner Supercross will be utilized to uplift the standard of welfare of those who made the supreme sacrifice for the motherland and endured injuries in the battlefield, their families, the serving members of the Artillery Regiment and valiant members departed due to other causes attributable to military service. The proceeds generated will also be utilized to engage in social welfare projects to uplift the living standards of the residents of Thamankaduwa region in the North Central Province.
Environmental Resources PLC (ERI) is a prestigious investment holding company. ERI strives to be a socially responsible business entity which firmly believes in the positive and far-reaching effects of good governance policies, and provides financial management, strategic guidance and strong management discipline to help re-structure companies and make good companies even better.
Ceylon Leather Products PLC (CLPL) – an award winning leather products company - is a member of the prestigious ERI family and is engaged in the production and sale of genuine high quality finished leather products.