August, 11, 2017
Team Janashakthi Insurance PLC emerged champions at the “Hema Wijeratne” Challenge Trophy 2017 held at the Colombo Colts Cricket Ground recently. 19 teams, including a joint team from the Sri Lanka Insurance Brokers’ Association, took part in this annual Inter-Insurance Company Six-a-side cricket tournament organized by the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute (SLII).
The victorious Janashakthi team registered 67 for no loss against Softlogic Life in the finals, sealing the match with the highest total scored by an individual team in the tournament, while limiting the opposing team to 21/2. Sameera Fernando from Janashakthi was adjudged the ‘Best Batsman of the Tournament’ and the ‘Man of the Final’ while the team’s Ranga Dias was crowned ‘Player of the Tournament’.
Organized as part of the SLII’s vision to create a social forum for its members, this year’s event was a great success with the active involvement of senior representatives from the industry. True to the spirit of sportsmanship, the athletes used this unique opportunity to fraternize and forge bonds with one another, despite being rivals in the business world.
Caption: The Janashakthi Insurance team celebrate their victory at the recently held Hema Wijeratne Challenge Trophy 2017.