The sponsorship package was handed over by Joint Managing Director, Sri Lanka Insurance, Keith Bernard (L) to President, Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union, Asanga Seneviratne (R) in the presence of Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando

Sri Lanka Insurance has come on board the Sri Lanka Super Sevens 2016 international rugby tournament as the official insurance partner. The tournament organised by the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union is being held in two phases. The first leg has already been completed at the Race Course grounds while the second leg will take place on August 12th and 13th at the same venue.

Local rugby will get a big boost with this tournament as local players will get an opportunity to play alongside some of the top rugby players in the world representing countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Samoa and England.

The eight franchise teams which will be in the fray at the main competition are Access Kings, Mobitel Eagles, Just-in-Time Dragons, EZY Wolves, Etisalat Panthers, Cargills Gladiators, Softlogic Warriors and Walkers Vipers.

Besides the main competition, there is a parallel schools competition for under-18 players as well with top rugby-playing schools such as Isipathana, St. Peter’s, S. Thomas’, St. Joseph’s, St. Anthony’s Katugastota, Wesley, D.S. Senanayake and Zahira taking part.

According to the partnership, Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus will cover each franchise team player to the tune of one million rupees with the provision of personal accident cover and hospital/surgical benefits. The school team members will also receive insurance coverage. This is another step taken by the State insurance giant in its drive to promote and support local sports.

Sri Lanka Insurance with over five decades of service to the nation has the most experienced technical knowledge base in the insurance industry in the country.