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Dialog Enterprise Rotary metro Par 3 Golf Classic on October 29

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Group Chief Officer of Dialog Enterprise Navin Peiris (second from left) handing over the sponsorship cheque to President of the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan Dilini Hennayake (extreme left). Also in the picture are Project Chair Golf, Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan Kumar Mirchandani and Captain of RCGC Saneth Gamage (extreme right) at the press briefing held as RCGC on Wednesday. (Picture by Nissanaka Wijeratne)

The Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan in partnership with the Royal Colombo Golf Club and Dialog Enterprise will conduct the Par 3 Golf Classic for the sixth consecutive year on October 29, 2022. This year’s Par 3 classic will be a day of competitive golf for the members of the RCGC with the golfers set to tee-off at 7.00 am and 12 noon in two separate groups.

The Dialog Enterprise-Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Tournament is a unique event, where the entire course is converted to a par 54 course, the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka. With the holes being of various lengths but all playing to a Par 3 each, this tournament presents a challenging outing for the players. This annual golfing event is held with the objective of collecting funds to aid multiple community development projects initiated, monitored and managed by the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan.

Dilini Hennayake, President of the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan speaking on the partnership said, “We are happy to welcome Dialog Enterprise as our title sponsor for our annual Par 3 golf classic. Our aim in organising this annual event is to help build and empower our underprivileged communities. Two Hearts has aided in significantly reducing the waiting list at Lady Ridgeway Hospital in Colombo to help save the lives of children born with congenial heart disease. We fund these critical surgeries at private hospitals and in doing so reduces the number of children dying. In the past two years, our club has been working with multiple government hospitals to help procure essential medication to ensure that the hospitals are able to ease the burdens of the less fortunate.

She said “We have taken our Little Minds Strong Values programme national by partnership with the Ministry of Education to use a library of videos using songs, short stories and idioms targeted at pre-schools children highlighting strong positive values. RCCM has continued our support to Meth Sewa and Sith Sevana, two homes located in the Wellawaya District that houses over 300 mentally retarded and physically disabled children and adults. This year we are partnering with Vision Fund Lanka, in Trincomalee to form client groups and provide micro loans up to Rs. 50,000.

These individual loans are provided based on a guarantee among the group members in the community and supports and empowers women without any collateral to access funds for their business purposes. The beneficiaries are also provided with financial literacy on careful borrowing and savings at the commencement of our relationship. We are working with Appe Lanka and providing drinking water and enabling home gardens.”

Other projects we are managing and supporting include the Sunshine Games, a sports meet and carnival for over 800 differently abled children and an after school English and IT education programme for the children of Gamini Vidyalaya and its vicinity. I would like to thank all our other sponsors including South Beach Weligama, Asia Securities and Akbar Brothers for coming on board to help our club help the community at large”.

Navin Peiris, Group Chief Officer of Dialog Enterprise said, “We are pleased to extend our partnership with the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan for the fifth consecutive edition of the par 3 golf classic. We are happy to have sponsored multiple congenital heart surgeries through RCCM in the past years and have pledged support to strengthen Rotary’s social and charity projects for the next three years.

This partnership complements Dialog enterprise’s visionary sponsorship of promoting golf as a responsible corporate, caring for the nation as we believe in uplifting communities and the less privileged involved with the sport at all times, essentially in difficult periods such as today.

Friday, September 30, 2022 – 01:00

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