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Sri Lanka Insurance and SLCA tie-up

 Sri Lanka Insurance today entered into an agreement with the Sri Lanka Cricketers' Association (SLCA), to be the official Life insurance provider for all its members. The signatories to the MOU agreement were Sidath Wettimuni, President of the SLCA and Nalaka Godehewa, CEO of Sri Lanka Insurance.

The Life insurance cover offered by Sri Lanka Insurance will be extended to all members of the association covering cricket legends from as far back as the 1950s. The Sri Lanka Cricketers Association is enriched by a membership of  distinguished past national cricket captains and prominent players ranging from Michel Tisera Ranjan Madugalle, Bandula Warnapura, Aravinda De Silva, Arjuna Ranathunga, Sanath Jayasuriya  to Mahela Jayawardena and Lasith Malinga amongst several others. 

Speaking on the occasion Nalaka Godahewa, CEO of Sri Lanka Insurance said. 'It is our privilege to be associated with this project and Sri Lanka Insurance is delighted to be the Life insurance provider to our cricketing stars who has brought and continues to bring honour and recognition to our country. It is our duty both as an industry leader and Sri Lanka's pioneer insurance provider, to safeguard such sportsmen who are also a national treasure. We applaud SLCA's efforts to build the sport and are indeed honoured to be linked with such a recognised body of outstanding professionals'.

    President of Sri Lanka Cricketers' association Sidath Wethamuni expressing his thoughts said, I'm pleased that the SLCA together with Sri Lanka Insurance has  been able to launch an incomparable scheme which will benefit the cricketing profession. We are also extremely happy that Sri Lanka Insurance has come forward to provide protection for our National Heroes as it is the largest, strongest and the most stable Insurance Company in the Industry today. I also take this opportunity to thank the players for their unhesitant corporation towards this endeavour.

To mark this fine alliance and towards the noble cause of raising a pension fund for all national cricketing heroes of our country, Sri Lanka  Cricketers Association in collaboration with Sri Lanka Insurance  is launching "Sri Lanka Cricket Legends 2007" a grand felicitation ceremony scheduled to be held in end September.. Sri Lanka Cricket Legends 2007 will unfold in two events. The first event would be the Cricket Fiesta which will see the grand union of all the cricket legends way back in the 1950s to the present cricketing Heroes participating at a friendly cricket tournament for a single tournament trophy at the SSC grounds on September 26.  What is too good to believe is that all cricket lovers will have chance to witness this historical event, mingle with your cricketing stars absolutely free of charge.

The second event would be the Sri Lanka Cricket Legends 2007, is a unique felicitation ceremony to recognise cricketing legends who have contributed immeasurably to the national sport both in the local  and international arena. The event will be coupled with special entertainment acts choreographed by the famous Indian Choreographer Sameer D.Caazy which will take you through the time tunnel and it will be a unique Show of its kind. Tickets will be priced at Rs. 2000. The show will be held at Waters Edge Hotel on  September 28  from 7 p.m onwards.

Inaugurated in 2000 Sri Lanka Cricketers Association is an organisation of all eminent current and past cricketers in Sri Lanka. The association works to facilitate the playing generation as well as the welfare of past cricketers of the nation, whilst encouraging future cricketers to join the game. It is also to build a strong bond in the alumni of cricketers past, present and future and contribute to the positive development of the sport.

Sri Lanka Insurance is the largest and strongest composite insurance provider in Sri Lanka, with over Rs. 50 billion in assets under management, over one million policies in force and an average claims settlement of Rs. 18 million a day.  Sri Lanka Insurance is the only Insurance Company in Sri Lanka to be assigned a global rating for financial strength and stability from a world renowned rating agency. The company received the AA- Sri from Fitch Ratings London for the third consecutive year for Financial Strength and Stability

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