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Sri Lanka Telecom supports Sri Lanka’s first woman badminton player to Olympics (2008)

Sri Lanka Telecom, the nation’s telecommunication powerhouse and the driving force behind several major sporting events extends its support to Ms. Thilini Jayasinghe, the number one woman badminton player in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Telecom has handed over the sponsorship cheque to Ms Jayasinghe, who created history by becoming the first woman Badminton player to represent Sri Lanka at the Olympics. She, who is in the Sri Lankan contingent to upcoming summer Olympic Games in Beijing, is also the number one female Badminton player in the country, according to current rankings. 

Ms Jayasinghe, who began to impress in international tournaments within the last one year period, has won as many as two gold, two silver and one bronze medals in the last seven international badminton federation tournaments.

The significance of the sponsorship is that SLT is mindful of it’s role in helping to develop sporting talent in the country in order for them to make their mark on the international arena. Sports have played an important social and cultural role in Sri Lanka, helping to bring together both individuals and communities as well as crossing social boundaries.

Sri Lanka Telecom has been continuously supporting the Sri Lanka Badminton Association (SLBA), sponsoring their key events over a period of several years. SLT is committed to nurture the future talent in sports by supporting individual players, collaborating with sport governing bodies and partnering with major sporting events.

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