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HNB Assurance the travel partner of the Women’s 7’s Rugby team for winning the Plate Championship

The innovative insurance solutions provider HNB Assurance is immensely proud of the stellar performance of the Sri Lanka women’s 7s team to register the highest ever position in an Asian Sevens Series. National Women’s 7’s Team won the Plate Championship at the Thailand 7′s Rugby Tournament beating Singapore 17 to 5. HNBA Assurance is honored to have been in the background by supporting our National team in conquering this victory by being the official Travel partner for this tournament. HNBA is delighted to have been able to support this winning team who has made our country proud.

This tournament of the Asian Series first leg Thailand 7’s was held on the 20th & 21st of September 2013 in Bangsaen, Thailand. This is the first time that HNB Assurance joined hands with the Srilankan National Women’s Rugby union as the official travel partner. Having lost two matches in the previous day Sri Lanka entered the game with some desperation to win the fifth position of the tournament and they excelled in both attack and defense with sheer determination.

The National Rugby Selectors have selected the squad consisting of Twelve Players and 05 Standby Players to represent Sri Lanka at the above tournament. Centre three quarter Thanuja Weerakkody of Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club is the captain of the Sri Lanka women’s sevens rugby team for the Asian Rugby Football Union seven a side. The National Team Head Coach Chandrishan Perera commented on the victory “We selected the best final 12 member squad followed by a series of trials. I am extremely proud of Thanuja Weerakkody the captain and the entire team. This squad consists of all players from distant cities out of Colombo. It is the hard work and the dedication of these players that they have put in essence to gain this conquest. I am proud that our hard work paid off in a triumph manner and It has been an honour to coach this team’

Commenting on this success, Manjula de Silva – Managing Director of HNB Assurance stated ‘It is the aptitude of the Srilankan Women’s Rugby 7’s team that has conquered this victory by winning the plate championship and for making our country proud. We at HNB Assurance is proud to have been the travel partner in sponsoring the national team to finish its victorious quest. Congratulations to the entire winning team and good luck with all of the upcoming challenges’