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Press Conference For Rotherham Circuit Meet 2011

Published on: 7:32pm on Friday 22nd July 2011
Press Conference For Rotherham Circuit Meet 2011
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama made public the intention of the SLAF to hold the fifth Rotherham Circuit Meet at the press briefing held yesterday (21st July 2011) at the Air Force Headquarters auditorium.

For the fifth consecutive year the Sri Lanka Air Force will present the Rotherham Circuit Meet in association with Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLADAR) and it will be flagged off at 0830 hrs on the 7th of August 2011 at the Sri Lanka Air Force Unit Katukurunda. A total of 22 events including 12 car events and 10 bike events have been planned for the day.

This time the Bank of Ceylon has come forward as the main sponsor of the Rotherham Circuit Meet 2011 whilst Peoples Bank, Browns and Company, Douglas and Sons and CEAT tyres bring on support as the co-sponsors strengthening our effort to bring an exciting racing event for the motor racing enthusiasts. Kuwait Airways, Cargills, Coca Cola, Avion Technologies, American Water and Dimo are have also come forward to support the SLAF in organizing the event.

The Electronic Media (TV) sponsor Rupavahini Corporation, Electronic Media sponsor (Radio) ABC Network and the Media (Print) sponsor ANCL as well as the other media organizations also participated in the press conference.

The monies generated through the sponsorship and collection at the gates and all other income of the event will be channeled to the Seva Vanitha Unit of the SLAF to be used for charitable events for needy segments of society and for welfare of SLAF families.

During the press conference, the main sponsor and the co-sponsors handed over the sponsorship cheques to the Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama, Commander of the SLAF.

Air Vice Marshal Rohitha Ranasinghe (Chairman- Rotherham Circuit Meet Organizing Committee), Mr. Yoga Perera (President –SLADAR), Mr. PJ Jayasinghe of Bank of Ceylon,  ), Mr. Mahesh Gammanpila(SLADAR), Mr. Panduka Weerasinghe of Brown and Company, Mr. Ravi Dadlani of CEAT, Mrs. Chandani Werapitiya of Peoples Bank, Group Captain Andrew Wijesuriya (Air Force Spokesperson), Group Captain Roshan Biyanwila (Secretary – SLAF Sports Council) and Wing Commander Jaliya Jayasekara (Secretary – Rotherham Circuit Meet Organizing Committee) also took part in the press briefing.   



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