Star Performers of Fairfirst Basketball Team Contribute Towards Bringing Home Silver at the 6th SABA Championship in Bangladesh

1 December 2021 | News

The 6th SABA (South Asia Basketball Association) Championship Tournament held in Dhaka Bangladesh – from November 15th to 19th, started playoffs with a total of 4 countries (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and the Maldives). Participating at the championship, two of Fairfirst’s very own star performers Shehan Udayanga and Praneeth Udumalagala, actively contributed towards bringing home the Silver Medal. As the next step in winning Silver, the team has the opportunity to play for FIBA Asia pre-qualifiers in 2022.

Fairfirst Insurance has always been an ardent supporter of Sri Lanka’s budding sporting talents and is home to a number of employees who take part at the National Sporting Level such as Cricket, Swimming, Netball and Basketball. Actively promoting other mercantile sports, the Company holds several titles, including the defending champions of the Mercantile Basketball, Cricket & Netball Championships.

Thus, being a passionate advocate, the Company has built a culture that ensures personal goals meet corporate goals to create an environment where the employees can be the best at what they do. At Fairfirst, creating winning moments does not only rest within just the company walls but outside of it as well.

Appreciating the budding all-round talent at Fairfirst, Manjari Kumarage, Head of Human Resources of Fairfirst Insurance states, “We have amazing talent at Fairfirst and as a company we believe in fostering a culture that promotes working hard and having fun. We are very proud of Shehan and Praneeth for representing Fairfirst and in believing in the FairfirstWay of having fun and winning.”

Shehan Udayanga, Fairfirst’s Basketball star, commented on this highlight saying, “It’s a good feeling to be able to do our best. And it’s a greater feeling when the Company who is as much a sport enthusiast supports and understands the importance of a sound work-life balance. I also take this moment to give due credit to the team and our coach. It’s their morale that carried us through to the finals and brought us this winning Silver moment.”

Fairfirst Insurance is among the top general insurance companies of Sri Lanka. Today, Fairfirst serves individuals, businesses and institutions across this beautiful island through a versatile workforce of 1400 spread across their comprehensive branch network, affinity partners and leading brokers in the market. Fairfirst is part of the global Fairfax Group, a leading property and casualty insurer and reinsurance and investment management group headquartered in Toronto.


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