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Inaugural Etisalat Golf Classic

Jul 10, 2010 3:01:51 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Vice Captain, RCGC, Sanjiv Vairavanathan, Manager Infotechs (Pvt) Ltd Susantha Pinto, President, RCGC, Lalith Ramanayake, Director/ CEO Etisalat Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., Dumindra Ratnayaka, and Captain RCGC, Ananda Jayasekera.

The Inaugural Etisalat Golf Classic tees off on July 30 – a two day competition of conquering the green at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. The tournament is open to ladies and gents.
The Grand Prize of an all expenses paid Golf Tour to Abu Dhabi awaits the winner and a friend. Both participants in the Gents Category must be Etisalat Customers in order to avail themselves of this grand prize. The prize comprises two return air tickets to Abu Dhabi on business class, accommodation at a five star hotel, airport transfers and transport and the opportunity to play three rounds of golf at the spectacular Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Also, the lucky winner and friend will receive two tickets to watch the renowned Abu Dhabi Open International Golf Tournament. In addition, the overall winner of the Ladies Division will also be awarded a business class return ticket to Dubai. The tournament will be played by Divisions A, B and C, Masters, Seniors and Ladies Bronze and Silver, respectively. The award ceremony for the tournament will be held on 31st July amidst cocktails and entertainment at the Golf Club.
A unique feature is that players have the convenience of registering on-line through www.golflk.com. The site is presently maintained by Infotechs (Pvt) Ltd., and hosts a wealth of golfing information from future golf events to golfer profiles to golf tourism etc. The site also helps golfers connect worldwide, creating golfer networks which in turn will promote golf as a sport locally and internationally.
Etisalat CEO Dumindra Ratnayaka said, “Etisalat’s association with golf will help build Etisalat’s international profile in key markets as it is perceived as a sport associated with skill, patience, precision and discipline; all qualities that we strive to embrace not only in our corporate culture but also in our personal lives. As a company we believe that sports is a vital part of life and this tournament will not only promote talent and sportsmanship but also the opportunity to gain exposure on an international level.”
He added, “The Etisalat Golf Classic is a wonderful opportunity for us to establish a Sri Lankan sporting trend in par with international standards which will hopefully become a tradition powering the spirit of healthy competition in years to come.”