Solar Therm Powers Sri Lanka Open Golf Tournament!
The “Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open 2014” will get underway from January 25—30 at the Royal Colombo Golf Course in Colombo.Solar Therm handing over the title sponsorship cheque to Sri Lanka Golf UnionThe Sri Lanka Open first played in 1970 organised by the Sri Lanka Golf Union (SLGU), the governing body of Golf in Sri Lanka introduced this event to facilitate the Golfers with talent mainly from the Caddy and Ball-boy ranks to play at the highest level.
The 1st winner H.L. Premadasa a caddy was rewarded with a brand new Dunlop Golf set and Cash and he was appointed as the Professional at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. Ever since then the Sri Lanka Open has unearthed immense talent and the brilliant Nandasena Perera has won the Open seven times and Aruna Rohana currently ranked No 3 on the Indian Pro Golf Tour is chasing the record.
In the background of the fast progressing Sri Lankan Professional Golfers, the SLGU is stepping up a gear to pitch the ‘Open’ at a level which will attract professionals playing on other circuits to participate and thereby raise the benchmark of Professional Golf in Sri Lanka.
Solar Therm established in 1982, powering the nation with Solar Power signed an agreement with the Sri Lanka Golf Union and handed over the Title Sponsorship Cheque of Rs.1,500,000. Lal Dias, President SLGU thanked Solar Therm for partnering the SLGU in this effort to conduct a truly Professional Open Tournament offering Prize Money in excess of Two Million Rupees. The President went on to confirm that he was happy that Solar Therm came forward to partner Golf as he was a very satisfied and proud customer of Solar Therm and that he endorses the Product as well! Lakshman Jayasuriya, Chairman Solar Therm, in his reply expressed his delight in being the Title Sponsor and confirmed that he thought it was time to come forward to a Sport where many of Solar Therm Customers are involved in. The Vice President and Secretary of the SLGU Priath Fernando thanked the Tournament Director and the Title Sponsor for the step in the right direction in attracting the Top Professionals on the Indian Tour to participate.
He confirmed that the four top Professionals in Sri Lanka Mithun, Anura Rohana, Prabagaran and Thangaraja will play and Zen Dharmaratne playing on the Malaysian Pro Tour will form the local challenge and others from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are expected. Kushan Jayasuriya, Director Solar Therm said the company being around for 32 years has an excellent product which is enjoyed by some of the members of the Royal Colombo Golf Club and the Title Sponsorship of Golf would enhance the relationship with their invaluable customers and potential clients will have an opportunity to get to know the value of Solar Power!
The long standing supporters of Sri Lanka Golf, UTE -CAT & CML MTD are also Affiliate Sponsors of the ‘Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open’ and in addition to boosting the Open Prize Money they will also sponsor special events conducted parallel to the main event.