A press conference on the Colombo Supercross 2017, scheduled to be held on 7th May at the Navy’s gravel track at Welisara, was held at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium in Colombo yesterday (28). Colombo Supercross – 2017 is the Navy’s inaugural motor sport event organized by the Sri Lanka Navy in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR).
The event that would go hand in hand with SLARDAR and the Asian Motor Racing Club (AMRC) will provide an ideal platform for the champion racing riders and drivers to unleash their skills on the racing tracks in pursuit of coveted honour.
Some of the salient objectives in organizing this grand scale motor sport event are to provide state of the art track of international standard for Sri Lankan motor sport contestants in a bid to sharpen their skills to compete at the international arena; make this venue a cynosure for international event organizers and other interested bodies; facilitate with a full time functional race track for testing and practice purposes. Further,a major share of the expected profits generated through this event is to be utilized for the welfare of the families of Naval War Heroes perished in action and naval personnel disabled during the period of hostilities.
The Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe presided the event including 1st President of SLARDAR, Mr. Rodney Mason, Director Sports (SLN), Captain Pradeep Rathnayake, Chairman Motor Racing (SLN), Captain Sunanda Kaluarachchi, Race Director Colombo Supercross, Mr. Kiyaz Dean, Race Coordinator Colombo Supercross, Mr. Gayan Sandaruwan and Secretary SLARDAR Mr. Prashan Wijeyanayake. Senior naval officers, officials from the SLARDAR and a host of journalists from the print and electronic media were also present at this media conference.
The key financial partners, the Director and CEO of Shell Lubricants, Mr. LP Thikalarathne, Director General Manager of CEAT Marketing, Mr. Bishri Latif, Chief Operation Officer of Stafford Motor Co. Ltd, Mr. Charaka Perera, Brand Activation Manager of Elephant House, Mr. Premala Perera, Special Event Manager of Prima food Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Danesh Wimalachandra, Assistant Marketing Manager of Mahindra Motors, Mr. Salika Wijesinghe, and the Director of Mc Larens Lubricants, Mr. Chaminda Gunaratne were present and forwarded their financial assistance for the event.