MAS and NPC join hands to empower Para Athletes
The official signing of the MOU establishing MAS as the official clothing partner of the NPC and it’s exchange between NPC President Lt Col Deepal Herath and Ranil Vitarana, the Chief Innovation Officer at MAS at the BMICH. NPC Secretary Brig. Bandula Bandara and Linea Aqua CEO Muditha Ferdinando also look on. (Picture by Ranjith Asanka)
MAS Innovation (Pvt.) Ltd., a subsidiary of MAS Holdings will be the official clothing partner for the Nationl Paralympic Committee (NPC) over the next two years, with Sri Lanka’s Asian Youth Paralympic team being the first recipients of sporting gear provided by MAS, South Asia’s largest apparel and sportswear manufacturer for the world’s leading sportswear brands.
MAS entered a partnership with the NPC to provide innovative, best-in-class sports attire for Sri Lankan National para athletes. This partnership follows the MOU signed between MAS and the NPC on last Tuesday establishing MAS as the official clothing partner for the NPC, and will be applicable for local trainings, selection trials and competitions held both locally and internationally for the Sri Lankan Paralympic contingent.
The NPC President Lt Col Deepal Herarh and Ranil Vitarana, the Chief Innovation Officer at MAS have signed this MOU on behalf of the two parties .
“Sri Lanka alone has more than 1.7 million people living with some form of disability. Many between the ages of 15 and 35 who are eligible and interested in para sports often go unidentified with only a few having the opportunity to participate at a club or national level,” said NPC President Lt Col Deepal Herath .
“Sri Lanka will be represented by six young athletes and two swimmers at the third Edition of the Asian Youth Para Games held in Bahrain with an overall participation of more than 35 countries. The athletes will be competing under different categories and are now undergoing the last lap of their training in Colombo. This partnership with MAS will greatly benefit our athletes, elevating their performance and status as representatives of Sri Lanka,” said Lt. Col. Deepal Herath.
We are proud to support and empower these talented athletes” said Ranil Vitarana, the Chief Innovation Officer at MAS, “We are at the forefront of innovating the highest quality of adaptive sports apparel, and leveraging upon our expertise we hope that we can enhance the performance of Sri Lanka’s para athletes, raising the standard of national para sports in Sri Lanka”, added Ranil Vitarana.