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HNB sign exclusive partnership with Trinity College Kandy OBA

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(from Left), HNB, Head of Cards, Gauthami Niranjan, HNB Head of Network Management and Business Development, Supun Dias , HNB Chief Credit Officer, Nirosh Perera , HNB Deputy General Manager- Retail & SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne, Trinity College Kandy ,Principle Rev. Fr. Araliya Jayasundara , Trinity College Kandy –OBA, President, Senaka Alawattegama and President – TCK OBA, Kegalle Branch, President Elect – TCK OBA, Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province, Hon. Tikiri Kobbekaduwe

Expanding its support to Sri Lanka’s most prestigious educational institutions, HNB announced another landmark partnership with the Trinity College Kandy Old Boy’s Association (OBA).

As the first step, HNB launched the Affinity Card of the Trinity College Kandy Main OBA which is a customized Credit Card that will offer OBA members a host of exclusive benefits and discounts including flexible payment options for Trinity College Kandy admission and school fees including either a three, six or twelve month installment payment solution, special discounts on purchases across HNB’s merchant partner network specially from the Old Trinitians’ Sports Club (OTSC), free SMS alerts on all transactions, and free health, life and overseas travel insurance coverage. Cardholders are also entitled to a free supplementary card, as well as a total waiver on all bank joining fees and first-year annual fees.

Additionally, HNB will also be serving as the banking partner for the 150th anniversary of Trinity College Kandy, and participate in a series of fundraisers organized by the OBA.

HNB Deputy General Manager- Retail & SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne, HNB Chief Credit Officer, Nirosh Perera, HNB Head of Network Management and Business Development, Supun Dias, HNB, Head of Cards, Gauthami Niranjan and Trinity College Kandy, Principle Rev. Fr. Araliya Jayasundara, Trinity College Kandy –OBA, President, Senaka Alawattegama, President – TCK OBA, Kegalle Branch, President Elect – TCK OBA, Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province, Hon. Tikiri Kobbekaduwe, Chairman, Advisory and Oversight Committee, Trinity 150, Jayantissa Ratwatte and Trinity College OBA, Secretary, Prasanna Palihawadana, were among those present at a special ceremony held at the College Auditorium to commemorate the partnership.

“Trinity College Kandy is known the world over as a hallowed institution providing excellence in all facets of education, and the best evidence of this can be seen in the remarkable individuals which this prestigious school has produced. We therefore consider it a distinct honour to partner with the OBA in order to support their efforts in enhancing the legacy of Trinity College Kandy, so their alma mater can continue its vital work of building the capabilities of Sri Lanka’s next generation of leaders,” HNB Deputy General Manager- Retail & SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne stated.

“It is truly an honour for myself and all of my fellow Trinity College Old Boys to have partnered with HNB. This collaboration will ensure that our alma mater will be ably supported as we continue to enhance facilities to ensure that future generations of Trinitians receive the best, most well-rounded education in the country,” said TCK OBA President, Senaka Alawattegama.



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SLT-MOBITEL Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb 2021 Concludes Successfully

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SLTMOBITEL Speedup Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb 2021’ Motorbike and Car racing championship powered by the ultra-high speed fibre broadband and fastest mobile internet services provider in Sri Lanka SLT-MOBITEL concluded successfully amid much fanfare, on the 27th and 28th February, 2021 at the Eliyakanda racing circuit in Browns Hill Matara.

SLT-MOBITEL joined hands with the Southern Motor Sports Club (SMSC) for the 25th edition of the ‘SLTMOBITEL Speedup Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb’.

The exciting racing spectacle comprised of 16 motor cycle events and 17 motor car events, on an uphill course covering a distance of 540 metres, The Bike races were conducted on 27th February and the Car races took place the next day, on 28th February, 2021.

Jaden Gunawardena took pole as the faster rider among 103 racers, marking a new race record of 33.63 seconds. Moreover, Ashan Silva made history at the car race as the first person in the event’s 25 year history to complete the race in 31.26 seconds. The race was made extra special as Ashan had in his first run beat Dilan Seneviratna’s record of 31.783 seconds.

The SLTMOBITEL Speedup Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb is a national championship event which functions under the purview of the Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), the governing body for motor sports in Sri Lanka.

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Wenuka wins all Thomian final to clinch U16 boys’ singles title

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by Reemus Fernando

Wenuka Kithnula clinched the Under-16 boys’ singles title with a win over top seed Zaidh Zihar at the SSC Open Ranking Tennis tournament in Colombo on Wednesday.

In an all Thomian final Kithnula scored 7-5, 6-4 against Zihar, who had to be content with the runner up title for the second consecutive time within weeks.

For Kithnula, it was the first title in this age category after being eliminated in the quarter-finals of two consecutive tournaments this year. He has however tasted title victory in lower age category events at the SSC Open Raking Tournaments before.

Both Zaidh Zihar and Wenuka Kithnula have been performing consistently since tennis resumed following a long hiatus due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

The S. Thomas’ College players were also among the top contenders when they were competing in the Under-14 age category often sharing the champion and runner up titles between them.

At the Tennis Nationals 2020 which was played in January this year, Kithnula was eliminated by eventual champion Kiran Viravanathan in the quarter-finals of the Under-16 tournament. Zihar reached the semi-finals in that tournament.

At the last month’s Colombo Championships, Kithnula was knocked out in the quarter-finals, while Zihar reached the final where he was beaten by Viravanathan.

Meanwhile, in the Under-16 girls’ singles, Dinara de Silva and Saajida Razick from Dineshkanthan Tennis School are set to meet in the final as they won their semi finals.

In the Under-14 girls’ singles Arushi Thomas, Onali de Silva, Jayami Thambugalage and Dulkini Ranasinghe advanced to the semi finals.

Results

Under-16 boys’ singles final

Wenuka Kithnula beat Zaidh Zihar 7-5, 6-4

Under-16 girls’ singles semi-finals

Dinara de Silva beat Anithra Dharmaratne 6-2, 6-4

Saajida Razick beat Dinethya Dharmaratne 6-2, 6-3

Under-14 girls’ singles quarter-final

Arushi Thomas beat Melasha Randini 7-5, 6-4,

Onali de Silva beat Inuki Jayaweera 1-6, 6-2, 13-11

Jayami Thambugalage beat Brinda Fernando 6-3, 6-1,

Dulkini Ranasinghe beat Akeesha Silva 3-6, 6-4, 10-8

 

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Top seeds Zihar, Wenuka book final berths

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Top seeds Zaidh Zihar and Wenuka Kithnula advanced to the final of the Under-16 boys’ singles as they won their respective semi-final matches at the SSC Open Ranking Tennis tournament in Colombo on Tuesday.

Zihar, the top seed, beat Hasal Ahangama 6-4, 6-5 to book his second consecutive Under-16 boys’ singles final berth. Zihar was the runner up to Kiran Viravanathan at the last month’s Colombo Championships.

The second seed Kithnula ousted Ransath Peiris 6-2, 6-2 to advance to his first final after being eliminated in the quarter-finals at both the Colombo Championships and the Nationals (U16) in January.

In the Under-12 boys’ singles Saha Kapilasena edged out his bother Tyee 3-6, 6-2, 10-6 to book a place in the final. Kapilasena will now meet Jayin de Saram who won his semi final against Aahil Kaleel (7-6, 2-6, 10-5).

In the Under-16 girls’ singles, third seed Dinethya Dharmaratne secured a semi-final place against number two seed Saajida Razick when she overcame a set defeat to beat Nelini Jayasuriya 3-6, 6-2, 10-8. Razick advanced to the semis with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Nesangi Hemakumara.

In the other semi-final Anitra Dharmaratne is set to meet Dinara de Silva who beat Ruvi Lewkebandara 0-6, 6-1, 10-7. Anitra Dharmaratne secured her spot when she ousted top seed Dewmini Warnasuriya 6-2, 1-6, 12-10.

Results

Under-16 boys’ singles semis

Zaidh Zihar beat Hasal Ahangama 6-4, 6-5

Wenuka Kithnula beat Ransath Peiris 6-2, 6-2

Under-16 girls’ singles quarter-finals

Dinethya Dharmaratne beat Nelini Jayasuriya 3-6, 6-2, 10-8

Saajida Razick beat Nesangi Hemakumara 6-2, 6-2

Dinara de Silva beat Ruvi Lewkebandara 0-6, 6-1, 10-7

Anitra Dharmaratne beat Dewmini Warnasuriya 6-2, 1-6, 12-10

Under-12 boys’ singles semi-finals

Saha Kapilasena beat Tyee Kapilasena 3-6, 6-2, 10-6

Jayin de Saram beat Aahil Kaleel 7-6, 2-6, 10-5

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