Litro Gas, the largest importer and market leader of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Sri Lanka, recently signed up as the principal sponsor for the ongoing 128th Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship which commenced on the 29th of November.
Held at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC), the seven-day championship which is the world's second oldest amateur will witness all local amateur stars with over 60 golfers from countries such as Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand and Afghanistan.
The 128th Amateur Golf Championship of Sri Lanka is one of the most prestigious sport fiesta held in the country, and it is conducted by the Sri Lanka Golf Union (SLGU). This is considered to be the oldest National Golf Championship in the world outside United Kingdom.
Mr. Chaminda Ediriwickrama, Sales & Marketing Director of Litro Gas mentioned that Litro Gas is greatly pleased to sponsor such a prestigious event that has an international appreciation and recognition. ‘This is the first time Litro Gas has come forward to sponsor a sport event. We look forward to extend our support in similar initiatives in the future and contribute to the country’s sports industry in terms of promotion and development.’
Founded in 1946, Sri Lanka Golf Union now spearheads the movement to advance golf in the island. It is also responsible for organizing the annual Sri Lanka Amateur Championship which was incepted during 1891.
In addition to the main championship where any amateur golfer with a certified handicap of 14 and under is eligible to participate, it will also host a women’s event and an international team event. The two best golfers in two rounds will battle out for the Palakamedi trophy whilst the Zia-Ul-Haq trophy championship will also take place. A total 62 entries are confirmed of which 24 are locals and 16 internationals and the number is expected to increase, according to the organizers.
Litro Gas Lanka Limited (LGLL) is the leader in marketing and selling LPG in Sri Lanka along with its associate company Litro Gas Terminal Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. The company is the owner of the brand ‘Litro Gas’ which serves the customers through 5,000 points of sale Island-wide. Litro Gas has a reputation for the strict implementation of safety standards and is considered as an important cornerstone in its company strategy.