25 Apr CASA, the voice of the shipping industry held their 24TH CASA Annual Six-a-Side Softball Cricket Tournament on 11TH and 12TH of February 2023 at the NCC grounds, Colombo.
The Tournament is the most awaited and looked forward to sporting event in the Calendar of CASA activities Year in & Year out. Since its inception in the year 1994 the popularity of this tournament has grown over the years among the members with the increasing number of Teams Participating in the Gents & Ladies segments of the Tournament. The introduction of the Mini Tournament for the Stakeholders a few years ago has sparked more interest and enthusiasm in the event.
All the Participating Teams enjoy the Tournament due to the high standards maintained and the efficient organization done by the CASA Sports Committee.
In 2023 the event consisted of 64 Gents teams and 28 Ladies teams along with a large number of spectators who attended the event to support the participating teams.
Harbour Serve Pvt. Ltd. emerged as the winners in the Gents tournament and Freightplan Pvt. Ltd. won the Ladies tournament. Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd. won the Invitation Mini Tournament. Uthpala Bandara of MSC Lanka Pvt. Ltd and Nuwan Kumarasiri of Salota International Pvt. Ltd. emerged as the Best Players of the tournament in the Ladies and Gents categories respectively.
At the Completion of the Tournament the awards ceremony followed with Chairman of Sri Lanka ports authority, Mr. Keith Bernard as the Chief Guest.
This year’s event was graced by many distinguished personalities who also graciously attended the awards ceremony. Harbour Master Capt. Nirmal Silva, Colombo International Container Terminals Group Chief Business Development Officer and Hambantota International Ports Group Chief Operating Officer Tissa Wickremasinghe, Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd. General Manager Commercial and Marketing Catriona Jayasundera and South Asia Gateway Terminals Chief Commercial officer Mr. Ted Muttiah, Hambantota International Port Services CEO Capt. Ravi Jayawickrema were among the distinguished invitees.
Salota International Ltd. Managing Director Kolitha Wickeramasinghe, CASA Chairman Shehara De Silva, CASA Vice Chairman Shano Sabar, CASA Treasurer Janesh Rathnadasa, Capt. Ajith Peiris, Capt. A.V Rajendra from the CASA Advisory Council and CASA Secretary General Ralph Anandappa attended the awards ceremony.
Apart from CASA members, every year there’s active participation in the Invitation Mini Tournament with Sri Lanka Ports Authority, South Asia Gateway Terminals Ltd., Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd., Sri Lanka Customs, Colombo Dockyard Plc and Hambantota International Port Group which contributes and strengthens in stakeholder bonding. Colombo West International Terminals Pvt Ltd joined this group effecting this year.
The Success of this Tournament is greatly attributed to the generous sponsorships received from Our Principal Sponsor and other sponsors.
Salota International Pvt. Ltd., and all the other key sponsors namely Prudential Shipping Lines Pvt. Ltd, Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd, Hambantota International Port Group, Clarion Shipping Pvt. Ltd, Centrum Marine Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, South Asia gateway terminals Pvt. Ltd, Colombo Logistics World Pvt. Ltd, Abanchy Ceylon Pvt. Ltd, Inchcape Mackinnon Mackenzie Shipping Pvt. Ltd, CL Synergy Ltd, Colombo Dockyard PLC, Hayleys Advantis Ltd, McLarens Holdings Ltd, Aitken Spence Shipping Ltd, Sea Consortium Lanka Pvt. Ltd, Maersk Lanka Pvt. Ltd, Far Shipping Agency Lanka Pvt. Ltd, BTL Lanka Pvt. Ltd, Unifeeder Lanka Pvt. Ltd, Youngship Sri Lanka and Fairway Colombo
Also appreciated is the support extended by all CASA members, well-wishers and other stakeholders.
The tournament was organized and presented by the Sports Committee and the Membership Activities Committee of CASA.
LADIES – RUNNERS UP (CEYLINE SHIPPING LTD)
LADIES – WINNERS (FREIGHT PLAN PVT LTD)
GENTS RUNNERS UP (SALOTA INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD)
GENTS WINNERS (HARBOUR SERVE PVT LTD)
MINI TOURNAMENT RUNNERS UP (SRI LANKA PORTS AUTHORITY)
MINI TOURNAMENT WINNERS (COLOMBO INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINALS LTD)