DCSL QUIZ 2016

DCSL Quiz 2016 was successfully held on the 19th March 2016 for the 06th consecutive year. "Northern Quiz Wits" team represented by the Northern Region emerged Champions, while "Dakshina Shoorayo" represented by Southern Region secured the 02nd Place and "Smooth as Silk" represented by Uva Region won the 03 rd Place. It is with great pleasure we congratulate all the winning teams for the wonderful achievement! "Northern Quiz Wits" managed to regain their position as Champions after two years of becoming the 2nd Runners up while "Dakshina Shoorayo" successfully retained its position as the 01st Runners up for the 03rd consecutive time. "Smooth as Silk" represented by Uva Region who took part in the competition after 2012, managed to grab the position of 2nd Runners up. Overall a vast improvement was seen in some of the team performances whereby "Melstars" managed to secure their place in the top 5 by obtaining the 04th place this year from the 07th place year before and "Achievers" represented by Periceyl obtaining the 05th place this year from 06th place last year. A massive progress was witnessed in the level of enthusiasm and eagerness with a total of 15 teams taking part in the event, which is the highest in the history of DCSL Quiz. We hope that the DCSL Quiz will continue its legacy to be one of the most awaited events in the DCSL calendar in years to come…

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DCSL CRICKET TOURNAMENT 2016

The Annual Cricket Tournament of the Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC was held at the Shalika Grounds, Narahenpita, on the 17th of July 2016. The six a side softball Cricket Tournament was organized for the 04th consecutive year with the intention of creating a platform for staff to showcase their talent while encouraging team work and enhancing self-confidence of employees. This year a separate tournament was organized for players above 45 years under the category "Veterans", in order to give them an opportunity to display their flair for Cricket. A total of 17 teams participated in both tournaments representing the Head office, Regions as well as some of the selected Subsidiary companies of the Group. The veterans representing the Dakshina Shoorayo emerged as winners and the Northern Warriors as "Runners up". The defending champions, Dakshina Shoorayo won the Championship of the DCSL Cricket Tournament 2016 for the third consecutive year while Central Heroes clinched the Runners up trophy. The closing ceremony was graced by Cricketing legend Roshan Mahanama, as the Chief Guest to witness the final match of the tournament and give away the prizes. T.D. Sirisoma representing Northern Warriors was awarded the "Best Batsman" trophy, A. Sirisena Silva representing Dakshina Shoorayo was awarded the "Best Bowler" trophy and R.P. Prasad Thusew hewage representing Dakshina Shoorayo was awarded both the "Man of the Final Match" trophy and the "Man of the Tournament" trophy in the "Veterans" category. The much awaited awards of the DCSL Cricket Tournament 2016 namely the "Man of the final Match" & "Man of the Tournament" was won by K. Suresh Lakmal Representing Dakshina Shoorayo having won the "Best Batsman of the Tournament" award the previous year. "Best Bowler of the Tournament" was awarded to T.A. Milan Darshaka representing Dakshina Shoorayo and "Best Batsman of the Tournament" was presented to Saliya Bandara Thennakoon of Central Heroes.

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DCSL successfully completes Sports 2016

Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC successfully concluded it's Annual Indoor and Outdoor Sports meet in three segments recently. The Indoor Sports Events were held as two segments i.e on 25th September 2016 at DCSL Head Office and 02nd October 2016 at the Indoor Sport complex of the D S Senanayake College, Colombo. The Outdoor Sports Event was held at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksha International Sports Complex on 16th October 2016. Badminton, Table Tennis, Swimming, Carom, Chess, Volleyball and Track & Field events including running events, Long Jump, Put Shot and Tug of War were some of the events that were held during the above three days. DCSL Sports 2016 was organized for the 05th consecutive year with the participation of over 300 staff members in various sports activities. Such events are organized to enhance the Sportsmanship, Leadership and improve team work and confidence among employees. This also facilitates a platform for staff members who represent different Regions & Subsidiaries to network in a relaxed atmosphere. Central Region represented by "Central Heroes" won the DCSL Sports Championship Trophy - 2016 and Northern Region, the defending champions represented by "Northern Warriors" emerged as the 01st Runners-Up. Mr. W S A P Fernando of Extra Special Heritage Arena represented by "The Special" was the winner of the Best Athlete Award for Men and Ms. T P I Dilrukshi Fernando of Northern Region represented by "Northern Warriors" won the Best Athlete Award for Women and also secured the DCSL Sportswoman 2016 trophy. Mr. H M D T Kumara Bandara of Central Region represented by "Central Heroes" was awarded the DCSL Sportsman 2016 trophy as well as the Best Swimmer Award.

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DCSL Children's Party 2016

DCSL Children's Christmas Party 2016 was held on the 03rd of December 2016, Saturday at the DCSL Head Office premises with the participation of over 70 children aged between 1 ½ years to 15 years of the staff attached to Head Office. This year's event was held with many fun filled activities which included the activity bouncers with a water slide, train rides, game zone with dart games, ball games and a many more exciting activities. Princess Elsa together with Sonic, Minion and the Clown added more colour to the event while the Santa's arrival with gifts and surprises made it a more memorable evening for everyone.

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DCSL Annual Christmas Get together 2016

DCSL Annual Christmas Get together 2016 was held on the 23rd of December 2016, Friday at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo with the attendance over 400 staff members representing all entities of the Company. "Black" led by Ranil provided unlimited entertainment for everyone to keep them on their feet throughout the evening while the spectacular guest performances by Keerthi Pasquel, Naadro, Lahiru Perera, Chandana Wickramasinghe Dancing group and Al Latino Dance Academy added more colour to the event. A special Performance was made by Piyath Rajapaksha, the winner of the Sirasa Super Star Season VII, who is presently attached to one of our Group Companies. The event concluded in the true spirit of the Season with loads of fun and unlimited entertainment.

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