Kompass Consultancy sponsors official attire of the SL Special Olympics contingent ahead of Summer G

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Representative of Kompass Consultancy Dubai Nishantha Herath (second from left) handing over the official attire of the Sri Lankan Special Olympic Contingent to Chairman Special Olympics Serendib (Sri Lanka) Dr. Nimal Kariyawasam at the CCC grounds in Colombo. Sports Coordinator Special Olympics Serendib (Sri Lanka) Dulani Vitharana (third from right) and three athletes of the Sri Lankan contingent (from left) Agbo Jayawardana, Diliki Fernando, Tilan Vitharana) were also present.

(From left) Sri Lankan athletes Agbo Jayawardana (100m, 200m) Diliki Fernando (100m) Tilan Vitharana (badminton)


By Hishan Welmilla

Kompass Consultancy, a Dubai-based consultancy company, has come forward to sponsor the official attire of the Sri Lankan Special Olympic contingent to the Summer Games 2015 to be held in Los Angeles, California from 25 July to 2 August.

Sri Lanka will field seven athletes in two sports – Badminton and Athletics – at the games while the contingent will also include three coaches as well as three officials.

“We are delighted to be involved with the Sri Lankan Special Olympics Team as they continue to promote performance excellence. Kompass works with students, athletes and corporate professionals around the globe to achieve long-lasting results. Working with Kompass helps to inspire your discovery,” said Co-founder and Managing Partner at Kompass Consultancy Gaj Ravichandra.

Ravichandra, a renowned registered psychologist with over 15 years of global experience, has worked with organisations to formulate and deliver on talent solutions that enhance individual and organisational capability. He has supported organisations across multiple industries and cultures to identify, select, develop and retain talent. As a peak performance coach, Gaj assists individuals, sporting teams and educational institutions to enhance and maximise their potential and performance.

“A debt of gratitude is in order to Ravichandra and his partners Joanna Dawson and Leila Rezaiguia for their generosity and for Nishantha Herath and Hishan Welmilla for coordinating the grant as this invaluable sponsorship has eased the financial burden on Special Olympics Serendib (Sri Lanka) in sending the team to this event for athletes with intellectual disabilities,” said Chairman of Special Olympics Serendib Dr. Nimal Kariyawasam.

“Sri Lanka has been performing exceptionally well at previous special Olympiads with our athletes  winning  11 golds, five silvers and a bronze medal at the World Games in Greece in 2011. In 2013, at the Sydney Olympiad, our team won five golds, four silvers and eight bronze medals. We expect our athletes to do our country proud this time as well,” added Dr. Kariyawasam.

The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 70,000 events a year.

Kompass Consultancy provides programs that support learning, development and career planning for leaders and managers at all levels, enhancing organisational and individual performances and effectiveness.  It is also an innovative consultancy brand aimed at creating elevated levels of performance in athletes and sports people.