The golfing fraternity in Sri Lanka bore witness to a spectacular display of skill,
and sportsmanship at the recently concluded Nations Trust Golf Championship on May 27, 2023. The
tournament, held in partnership with the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC), showcased the eighth edition
of the Stableford Golf Tournament hosted by Nations Trust Bank, attracting over 200 invited customers
and business partners, creating a memorable and thrilling event.
The highlight of the event was the Nations Trust Golf Championship trophy which was received by Gnei
Jehan Lye who emerged as the ultimate winner. The tournament also witnessed an extraordinary
achievement on the 16th hole, as Vivian Fowler Watt secured a hole-in-one, earning a luxurious prize of
a two-night stay at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, courtesy of Cinnamon Hotels and a bottle of
The event was further amplified by special awards, including the ‘Nations winner’ won by Shanil
Fernando, the ‘American Express Longest Drive’ won by Nimal Ranchigoda and the ‘Private Banking
Closest to the Pin’ secured by Noel Joseph, adding excitement and a competitive spirit to the day.
The Nations Trust Golf Championship 2023 marks yet another successful collaboration between Nations
Trust Bank and the Royal Colombo Golf Club, solidifying their shared vision of supporting and advancing
the game of golf in Sri Lanka.
From left to right – Captain of Royal Colombo Golf Club, Rohitha Silva, winner of Nations Trust
Golf Championship, Gnei Jehan Lye and Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Nations Trust
Bank, Hemantha Gunetilleke.
Some of the participants at the tee off during the first shotgun at Nations Trust Golf
Participants at the Nations Trust Golf Championship.