Diversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings announced its unwavering
commitment to the Sri Lanka Olympic Team as an Associate Partner for the Tokyo 2020
Olympics. As part of the partnership, Sunshine Holdings has teamed up with the National
Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) to inspire and assist the talented athletes who will
represent the motherland in the world’s biggest sporting event.
T. Sayandhan, Chief Executive Officer – Medical Devices of Sunshine Healthcare Lanka
Limited—the healthcare arm of Sunshine Holdings—symbolically presented the sponsorship
cheque to Suresh Subramaniam, President of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka, at
a media event held recently to felicitate the participating athletes and announce the sponsors.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Sunshine Holdings Group Managing Director Vish
Govindsamy said, “We are proud to partner the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka as
an Associate Partner, helping to rally friends and families across the nation to celebrate and
cheer on Team Sri Lanka together. Our mantra for the last five decades has been fostering
responsible entrepreneurship. As a nation-building conglomerate, we have stood strong with
our motherland whenever she needed our help. In such a context, Sunshine Holdings is
honoured to be a catalyst for these young and talented athletes to pursue their dreams and
raise the Sri Lankan flag high in Tokyo.”
Through its corporate and social responsibility (CSR) arm ‘Sunshine Foundation for Good’,
Sunshine Holdings has conducted numerous initiatives to support Sri Lanka’s education sector.
Govindasamy said that the Group looks at sports as an extension of education and wishes to
help local athletes who have a great academic background to uplift their sporting and
professional careers further.
“In the future, we would like to support further local athletes who have a great academic
background to continue their education. In that way, we help them to balance both sports and
education where it will be vital for any athlete to achieve their future goals by putting consistent
efforts,” Govindasamy further commented.
About Sunshine Holdings
Sunshine Holdings PLC is a diversified conglomerate contributing to ‘nation-building’ by creating
value in vital sectors of the Sri Lankan economy – mainly in the healthcare and consumer
sectors, with strategic investments in agribusiness and renewable energy. Established over 50
years ago in 1967, it is a company that endevours to live upto its positive core values, by
maintaining a steadfast positive company culture,. This belief has contributed to the company’s
tremendous success and earned the companies’ business units—comprising Sunshine
Healthcare Lanka, Sunshine Consumer Lanka, Sunshine Energy and Watawala Plantations PLC,
which are leaders in their respective sectors the “Great Place to Work” award in 2020. The
Group is now home to leading Sri Lankan brands such as Zesta Tea, Watawala Tea, Ran Kahata,
Daintee Confectionary and Healthguard Pharmacy, with over 2,300 employees and revenue of
Rs. 24 Billion.