Nippon Paint Lanka (Pvt) Limited are sponsors of the 143rd Royal-ThomianCricket Encounter as the Official Paint Partner. The high-profile annual encounter between the two schools for the Rt. Hon. D. S. Senanayake Memorial Shield will be played at the Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, from 21stto 23rd July 2022.
“It is the second oldest game of cricket in the world and we are very happy that Nippon Paint Lanka is the Official Paint Partner,” said General Manager, Nemantha Abeysinghe. “It is part of our continuing support for sports in Sri Lanka. Both schools have produced top cricketers who have gone on to represent the country at national level. Sri Lanka’s recent test win against Australia with a young team underscores the fact that with continuing support for the game, our cricketers can once again be at the top. We at Nippon Paint Lanka wish both teams a great game of cricket and look forward to three days of pure enjoyment.”
At the 143rd Battle of the Blues Sponsorship Ceremony: (L – R) GishanBalasooriya (Captain - Royal College, Colombo 7), Arjuna Waidyasekera (Co-Secretary – Royal-Thomian Joint Match Organising Committee), SanathJayalath (Principal - Royal College, Colombo 7), Nemantha Abeysinghe (General Manager- Nippon Paint Lanka), Rev. Marc Billimoria (Warden - S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia), Roshan Adam (Co-Chairman – Royal-Thomian Joint Match Organising Committee), Ryan Fernando (Captain - S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia).