Ritzbury, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 chocolate of Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL), committed to inspiring future sporting stars and encouraging young athletes continues its sponsorship of the Sir John Tarbet School Athletic Junior Championship 2017 for the 5th consecutive year.
The Junior Championship Finals will be held from 8-10 November at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Diyagama. Athletes who qualified through the three preliminary championships held at Polonnaruwa, Hanwella and Nawalapitiya covering all the provinces will participate in the finals.
Participants and sporting enthusiasts eagerly await the finals for the crowning of the new boys and girls winning schools. At last year’s Championship finals, St. Benedict’s College Kotahena retained the Boys’ overall title while Ladies College clinched the Girls’ overall title. Runners-up were St. Joseph’s College, Colombo and St Bridget’s Convent, Colombo respectively.
Marketing Manager CBL Foods International (Pvt) Ltd, Nilupul de Silva explained, “Ritzbury is proud and honoured to be a part the oldest and most prestigious school’s Athletic Championship and will continue our support and dedication to help and guide budding young athletes who will one day bring pride to our country.”
President of Sri Lanka Schools Athletic Association (SLSAA), N.A.D.R. Hemantha praising CBL for their support towards the event said, “Ritzbury’s continuous support has uplifted the Championship and enriched the nation’s sports, contributing meaningfully to building future athletic stars for the benefit of the country. Ritzbury’s commitment, dedication and advisory role have ensured a positive role and is undoubtedly appreciated by all those who value sports.”
Ritzbury has earned a reputation as a strong supporter of sports in Sri Lanka and has been synonymous with the Junior National Squash Championship, the Inter-International Schools Athletic Meet and the Mercantile Athletic Meet, in addition to its focus on the Sir John Tarbat School Athletic Championship.