Mahasen Samaravijaya of GVR Lanka lends a helping hand towards Sri Lankan school’s cricket

19th March 2015, Colombo:Sri Lanka Cricket Sydney Incorporation (SLCSI) recently hosted a Gala dinner in line with the Cricket World Cup 2015 to raise funds in order to provide assistance to Sri Lankan school’s cricket.
The event was held at the Waterview- Sydney Olympic Park and was graced by the entire Sri Lankan cricket team, a delegation of 700 Sri Lankan cricket fans and the prime minister of Australia, Hon. Tony Abbott. Wolvert Apartments, one of the proud partners of the Sri Lanka Cricket Sydney Incorporation, invited Mr. Mahasen Samaravijaya, Chairman- GVR Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, to promote his project Dynasty Residence –Kandy as this was one of the major eventsthat is anticipated to bring many significant benefits to Sri Lankancricket, school cricket development programs and also the Lankan cricket fans that live in Australia.
The purpose of the event was to raise funds to provide cricketing gear and development to schools in Sri Lanka and will therefore enable the children to reach their full potential in cricket. Mr. Mahasen Samaravijaya made this dream come true at the auction that was held at the event by being the highest bidder for the bat plaque of Sri Lankan cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara that was auctioned at AUD 7,000/-.
“Kumar Sangakkara is our National Hero and a legend in Cricket. Knowing him personally, I have supported him in the past for his charity work. It has been a great pleasure for me to carry that support forward with this initiative in supporting children from rural areas in developing their talents and hopefully many of them will go on to represent our Nation in the international arena,” said Mr. Mahasen Samaravijaya, Chairman- GVR Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

The Founders of Dynasty Residence Mr. Chandramohan and Mr. Mahasen have been ardent supporters of Sangakkara’s charity work in the past and will be looking forward to lending their full support in future events. The Sri Lanka Cricket Sydney Incorporationalso intends on reaching out to the most remote areas inSri Lanka with the least available facilities and will assist in developing its infrastructurein order to provide sufficient incentives.