LPL song ‘Ekwa Jayagamu’ presented to Sports Minister
Anil Mohan – Founder and CEO of The IPG Group along with the artist line-up presenting the CD of the
‘Ekwa Jayagamu’ LPL song to Namal Rajapaksa Minister of Youth and Sports. Also in the picture from left: Amal Edirisooriya – Director General Department of Sports Development, Anuradha Wijekoon – Secretary to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Sanka Dineth, Santhush Weeraman, Bathiya Jayakody, Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC, Yohani De Silva, Umaria Sinhawansa, Shammi Silva – President Sri Lanka Cricket.
Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, has come forth to power the 2021 edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) as the Official Telecommunication Partner for the tournament. The tourney organisers, The IPG Group released the ‘Ekwa Jayagamu’ LPL song sung by a stellar line-up of
artistes at the launch event, in support of the teams.
LPL is a world-class cricket tournament set to feature the best in talent from across the world and also acts as a proving ground for Sri Lanka’s budding cricketers, providing them with the chance to display their skill and showcase the wide array of local talent, setting them on the path to featuring for the
national team. “Ekwa Jayagamu” the theme song for the tournament, features several of Sri Lanka’s most famous pop stars, which include ‘Bathiya and Santhush’, to Yohani, Sanka, Sajitha, Umaria and ADK.
The tourney will commence on December 05th, 2021, while the grand finale will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyaweva, Hambanthota on December 23, 2021, from 7:30
pm. The five franchise teams, Colombo Stars, Dambulla Giants, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Kings, and Kandy Warriors will battle it out on 24 league and knockout matches in the 2021 tourney. In the inaugural LPL in 2020, Jaffna Stallions, skippered by the experienced Thisara Perera, defeated the Galle Gladiators to clinch the coveted title.
Commenting on the launch of the LPL, Minister of Youth and Sports, Namal Rajapaksa, stated, “Developing our young cricketers is a top priority for Sri Lanka, and we look forward to the upcoming Lanka Premier League as an avenue to accelerate their development. I am thankful to Dialog Axiata for hosting the launch event and also look forward to a tournament that is sure to be filled with memorable matches”.
Dialog Axiata is the proud sponsor of Sri Lanka’s National Cricket, Volleyball, and Netball teams. The Company also has a close association with the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and Senior Netball tourneys, Club Rugby, Schools Rugby, Premier Football, Schools’ Cricket, Junior Volleyball, and Paralympic sports – whilst also powering the Army Para Games, National Para Games and the Sri Lanka contingent to the World Paralympic Games.