Published on Thu, 13 Jul 2017
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Kanrich Finance was crowned the Overall Winner of the recently-concluded Finance House Association (FHA) Sports Festival 2017, making it the second consecutive win in a row. The Kanrich Finance team successfully defended their 2016 FHA Sports Festival Winner title. Apart from its reputation as the fastest growing finance company in the country, Kanrich Finance is also setting new benchmarks in the field of mercantile sports, with its teams winning a cross-section of sports.

At the FHA Sports Festival, Kanrich Finance emerged Runners up in Netball with a score of 11-12 after offering stiff competition to CDB. Captained by Gayashani Rathnasiri, the team consisted of Dasuni Nishani, Kaveesha Ekanayake, Yureshika Madhuwanthi,Vinuri Ranasinghe, Thushara Jayasekara, Sanduni Welikala and Janathri Channawardena. Vinuri Ranasinghe was selected Best center court player while Kaveesha Ekanayake was crowned Best Defender. Earlier, Kanrich Finance outclassed Siyapatha finance by 20-2.

The team was crowned Volleyball Champions at the sports festival after beating The Finance by 2-0 and Mercantile Leasing by 2-0 and CDB Finance by 2-0. The dynamic volleyball team was captained by Isuru Senevirathne and the line-up of champion players included Ishan vimarshana, Sameera Nishanga, Manil Rajakaruna, Randima Weerarathne, Chanaka Suranga, Suranga Ferdando and Charith Saranga.

Establishing their dominance further and retaining their 2016 title further, Kanrich Finance also triumphed in rugby, under the astute leadership of Captain Thivanka Bandara and his team of able players – Rumesh Premathilake, Pathum Liyanage, Shehan Dias, Harsha Madhuranga, Janith Chathuranga, Udesh Madhushanka, Amith Madhushanka and Sanjeewa Karadagoda. The team trumped LOLC and Mercantile Investment to reach the finals against CDB, where they repeated their winning streak. Further, the 100 Meters track event was won by Janith Chathuranga, a top athlete from Kanrich Finance.

During the past year alone, Kanrich employees have surpassed records and set new benchmarks in mercantile sports. Kanrich Finance has a very rich culture of sports and sporting activities and encourages its employees to participate in various sports with a view to building team spirit. During the year, various teams from the company won multiple accolades in their sporting endeavors. The company actively recruits prominent sportspersons into its team to nurture a winning team spirit and to inculcate a culture of competitiveness. All key players are permanent employees at Kanrich Finance. The company’s strong sporting culture of excellence is also manifests in its strong financial and operational performance.

Bandula Mallikarachchi – President of the Kanrich Sports Club, comments, “We are proud of the Kanrich Finance sports team for excelling once again at the FHA Sports Festival in 2017. Their victory is a source of pride for each of our employees and drives them to emulate a winning culture in all aspects of working life. Our employees tread a dynamic career path by fulfilling their potential. The company is building a strong sporting legacy and will continue to support and showcase its employees’ sporting talents. He further added that these victories wouldn’t be possible without the encouragement and persuasion of KFL Management.”

Apart from receiving encouragement, support and funding from the company, the teams have been ably guided and mentored by some of the best coaches in the country, namely, Ajith Kuruppu – Basketball, Hyacinth Wijeyasinghe – Netball, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara – Cricket (Former National player and colts player), Dandika  Weerasekara – Cricket , Channa Jayasekara – Volleyball and Bandula Mallikarachchi – Rugby.

About Kanrich Finance

Kanrich Finance offers a unique portfolio of products including Fixed Deposits, Savings, Leasing, Personal loans, Business loans, Mortgage loans, Educational Loans, Welanda Warama Gold loan and Pawning, Micro-finance and Real-estate, products. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is licensed under the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The company prides itself on rolling out well-planned strategic plans to achieve market leadership and is deeply committed to contributing to society through long-term CSR, sustainability and development initiatives’. Kanrich Finance has a cadre of over 1500 employees and a customer base in excess of 200,000. The company’s head office is located at No. 69, Ward Place, Colombo 7 and it operates 36 branches across Sri Lanka.