Sri Lanka Telecom collaborated with Sri Lanka Karting Circuit, Bandaragama (SLKC) to successfully conduct the ‘SLT Speedup Karting Challenge 2019’ under the theme of ‘SLT Speed Up’. Symbolizing SLT’s ultra-high-speed fiber broadband solutions delivery by focusing on the concept ‘SLT Speed Up’, the company commenced the ‘SLT Speed Up Cycle Sawariya’ in the year 2016 with a clear view of exposing and recognizing the talents in the field of cycling, which was greatly admired by the youth.
Following the same theme ‘SLT Speed Up’, the Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb 2019 was held at Browns Hill in Matara. It was based on the past successful results that the recent Karting Challenge was conducted.
A total of 12 teams took part in this karting challenge and awards were presented for the Winners, Runners up, Fastest Driver of the day and Classic Driver of the Day. SLT played a major role in the event as the title sponsor to address the ever-increasing demand for activity-based leisure experiences while contributing towards expanding the market segment of sport tourism, which is an emerging sector with promising benefits for the nation. Another objective of SLT in joining this initiative was to develop the highest global standards with prime focus on quality, comfort, safety, and service for all Sri Lankans. The race was organized and con-ducted by Ceylon Motor Sports Club, maintaining the highest international standards.
Maxix Xtreme Racing team was the winner of the overall event while the second, third, fourth and fifth places were bagged by Flash Squad team, SLR GP Autosports team, SLR GP Motorsports team and STC Blue team respectively. The Fastest Driver of the day was presented to Thiago Perera while the Classic Driver of the Day was presented to Shakthi Gunasekara.