Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00
Proving their prowess in the field of cricket, Maliban, the pioneering biscuit manufacturer won the Mercantile Twenty-Twenty League Softball Cricket Championship 2014. The Maliban team won the tournament competing against Nations Trust Bank in the finals.
The tournament conducted by the Mercantile Softball Cricket Association, with the participation of 17 teams, was held at the Ceylon German Technical Institute ground.
First row from left: Lahiru Charith (HR Executive), Suranjith Madushanka, Dilan Chathuranga (Vice Captain), Tharindu Siriwardena (Captain), A.G.R. Samaraweera (Chairman), Lahiru Dushantha, Oshan Rasangika, R.A.S. Namal, Amila Prasad, A.M.D. Nuwan. Second row from left: Kumudu Nandika, G.D.P. Sameera, A.S. Lakmal, Gayan Lakshan, M.D. Sandaruwan, Tharindu Dayan, Chamara Rathnayaka, Nirmal Udayanga
The final match set off with Maliban winning the toss and opting to bat first. Competing with team spirit to build up their score, Lahiru Dushantha scored 28 runs while both Amila Amaranath and R.A.S. Namal scored 16 runs each. At the end of 20 overs, Maliban was able to reach 119 runs.
In their run chase against Maliban, the NTB’s final wicket fell at 19.1 overs, falling short with a score of only 114. In a display of excellent skill and technique, Tharindu Siriwardena was able to get three wickets for 13 runs and Oshan Rasangika took two wickets for 11 runs.
Their efforts successfully enabled the Maliban team to limit the NTB score to 114 and emerge as the winners of the Mercantile Twenty-Twenty League Softball Cricket Championship 2014.
Tharindu Siriwardena won the Man of the Series Award, while Man of the Final Match Award was presented to Lahiru Dushantha.
Maliban’s team of champions who participated at the tournament included, Tharindu Siriwardena (Captain), Dilan Chathuranga (Vice Captain), Suranjith Madushanka, Lahiru Dushantha, Oshan Rasangika, R.A.S. Namal, Amila Prasad, A.M.D. Nuwan, Kumudu Nandika, G.D.P. Sameera, A.S. Lakmal, Gayan Lakshan, M.D. Sandaruwan, Tharindu Dayan, Chamara Rathnayaka and Nirmal Udayanga.
Maliban believes in providing opportunities to their staff to engage in sports that promote team spirit, personality development and togetherness of the team. Hence, members of the staff are always encouraged to take part in such activities.
Founded in 1954 by Chairman, late A.G. Hinniappuhamy, Maliban has gone far in the industry, dominating the biscuit manufacturing field in Sri Lanka. As a company with an exemplary history and excellent service of six decades, Maliban’s determination to uphold the highest quality standards in production is one of the main reasons as to why Maliban has been able to remain in their position as the best in terms of biscuit manufacturing in Sri Lanka.
As a testament to their excellence, the company has won many accolades both locally and internationally, which include the National Quality award in 1996 and 2012, Export Gold Award 2006 and Global Performance Excellence Award in 2011. The company was also accredited with the ISO 9001:2008, 1400:2004 and 22000:2005 for quality environment and food management systems respectively.