(From left) Anuruddha Sooriyaarachchi, DGM –Marketing Services , SLT, Kumarasinghe Sirisena a member from the technical committee CFSL, Dileepa Wijesundara Chairman SLT Group CEO and Ajantha Seneviratne Chief Marketing Officer SLT

A bumper cash prize of Rs. 1 million is on offer to the winner of the “SLT Speed Up Cycle Sawariya” the country’s longest cross-country cycle race beginning in Colombo on the July 27 and ending on the July 31  in Batticaloa.

The overall cash prizes sum up to over Rs. 3 million in order to recognize the cyclists’ efforts and further support their futures.

As a socially responsible corporate citizen SLT has done its utmost to ensure that over 150 cyclists will take part.

The race is being organized with the partnership and fullest support of the Cycling Federation of Sri Lanka, which will ensure that the race is conducted according to the internationally recognized set of rules and regulations. The “Cycle Sawariya” serves as an extension of the second phase of SLT’s “Speed Up” journey, which was launched last year.
“It is a privilege to us at Sri Lanka Telecom to have this opportunity to organize the country’s longest cycle race. As an organization with our society’s best interests at heart, we feel that the sport of cycling reflects a number of valuable qualities such as dedication, stamina and endurance that we at SLT value the most,” said Ajantha Senevirathne, SLT’s Chief Marketing Officer.