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Over 5500 students are expected to participate in the Sir John Tarbat Junior Schools Athletic Championship to be held for the 47th year at the Mahaweli Stadium, Embilipitiya from October 22 to 25.

These athletes will participate in the age categories of under-12, 13, 14 and 15 representing their respective schools from throughout the country.

Ritzbury has once again joined hands with Sri Lanka Schools Athletic Association (SLSAA) to support this event for the fourth consecutive year as the sole sponsor.

This has become a most looked forward to event in the athletic calendar as this is the stepping stone for young athletes to display their talent.

“Ritzbury and sports go hand in hand. As a brand we have always been in the frontline in enriching young athletes of the country. Through Ritzbury we promise to continue in uplifting school sports and budding athletes of this country. It’s the utmost satisfaction of the brand to see promising youngsters receiving national and international recognition in sports,” said Theja Peiris, Group General Manager – Marketing of CBL.

“Enriching school athletics is a key priority of the Sri Lanka Schools Athletic Association. Throughout the journey of Sir John Tarbat Championship we have been able to experience an annual increase in the participation of young school athletes,” noted N.A.D.R.

Hemantha, President of Sri Lanka Schools Athletic Association (SLSAA).

All those school-going students who wish to participate in the Sir John Tarbat Junior School Athletic Championship should register by calling T.B. Wedagedara, Secretary, SLSAA on 0713 099800.

Theja Peiris, (3rd from left) Group General Manager - Marketing of Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) handing over the sponsorship cheque to N.A.D.R. Hemantha, President – SLSAA, at the CBL Head Office, Pannipitiya. Also in the picture are (from left) Panchamaya Ratnayake, Asst. Manager Promotions – CBL, Aruna Liyanapathirana, Asst. Brand Manager – Ritzbury, T.B. Wedagedara, Secretary – SLSAA and Janaka Boteju , Manager - Public Relations – CBL
Theja Peiris, (3rd from left) Group General Manager – Marketing of Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) handing over the sponsorship cheque to N.A.D.R. Hemantha, President – SLSAA, at the CBL Head Office, Pannipitiya. Also in the picture are (from left) Panchamaya Ratnayake, Asst. Manager Promotions – CBL, Aruna Liyanapathirana, Asst. Brand Manager – Ritzbury, T.B. Wedagedara, Secretary – SLSAA and Janaka Boteju , Manager – Public Relations – CBL