Six National Marathon champions who received Nestomalt sponsors poses for a picture with Anuradha Wijekoon, Secretary – Ministry of Youth and Sports; Amal Edirisuriya, Director General – Department of Sports and Sajith Jayalal, Director – National Institute of Sports Science and Ruwan Welikala, Vice President – Dairy, Nestlé Lanka and Sajeewa Wikramanayake senior Manager of Nestle
Nestlé Lanka’s flagship brand, Nestomalt, presented sponsorships to six National Marathon Champions at an event held recently. As a brand that has inspired many athletes, Nestomalt offered financial assistance, athletic training kits and a year’s worth of Nestomalt to help power the progress of the marathon race winners of the 46th National Sports Festival held in March 2021.
Sri Lankan Athletics already focused on more athletes for the long distance while they made some tours for the few long distance athletes including marathons recently.
The Marathoners of Sri Lanka are powered by Nestomalt while Nestle Lanka and Sri Lanka Athletics always get together for athletes success .Sri Lanka athletes are always are very keen to compete in National and International level events to get more exposure.
“For over 35 years, Nestomalt has been part of Sri Lanka’s biggest marathons, with the purpose of powering talented athletes’ ambitions and creating platforms to showcase their skills at national and international level. In these turbulent times, we are glad to sponsor six of Sri Lanka’s
Marathon Champions, to help them be 100% ready in mind and body for upcoming competitions. We hope our support would encourage more young athletes to continue their training and have successful careers in the marathon sport,” said Ruwan Welikala, Vice President – Dairy, Nestlé Lanka.
The recipients of the Nestomolt sponsorship Muththusami Sivarajan (Air Force), Velu Krishanthani (Navy), Thissa Gunasekara (Army), Madhushani Herath (Army), Sisira Kumara (Navy), Samanthika Liyanage (Army). ( D.R)