Wednesday, 12 November 2014 01:02
The South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) has announced a multi-year performance-based sponsorship of CR&FC Rugby commencing from the 2014/15 season.
SAGT - the first private container terminal operator in Sri Lanka - commenced operations in 1999, propelling the Port of Colombo as a gateway hub to South Asia for global trade.
Officials of SAGT and CR&FC at the sponsorship ceremony from left: CR&FC rugby team captain Ashan de Costa, Thusha Weerasorriya, Ransiri Sahabandu, SAGT CEO Erwin Haaze, CR&FC President Christopher Jordashe, SAGT CCO Ted Hiran Muttiah and SAGT CFO Channa Gunasekera
Today the terminal is one of three operators in the Port of Colombo and continues to offer the international container shipping community a competitive world-class service.
SAGT is committed to the expansion aspirations of the supply chain community in Sri Lanka, working collaboratively with stakeholders of the Port of Colombo.
In announcing the partnership, SAGTâ€™s Chief Commercial Officer Ted Muttiah drew parallels between the driving ethos of high-performance organisations and the mental techniques of elite athletes striving to be at their best.
â€śHigh achievers tend to create opportunities. They start out with a dream about where they want to go then they set up a framework within which to do that,â€ť he said.
He added: â€śThose motivated to succeed will see any setback as a stepping stone to success. So too in business.â€ť
SAGT is pleased to partner with CR&FC â€“ one of the pioneer rugby clubs in Sri Lanka. Its membership is a vibrant cross-stitch tapestry of Sri Lankan society and industry. Through this partnership it expects the clubâ€™s rugby fortunes to be revived to those of its former glory days. Importantly it must continue to provide a strong platform for emerging rugby talent to enhance the strength of the national team, which presently enjoys a place in tier one of the Asian 5-Natons regional rankings.
It is expected that grassroots interest in rugby will surge to new heights in the country with the rugby World Cup in 2015.