Colombo, Sri Lanka – MAS Holdings, South Asia’s leading manufacturer of intimate apparel, performance wear and swimwear and the official clothing partner for Sri Lanka Cricket, signed up the legendary cricketing duo Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene as its brand associates. This partnership will see the cricketing icons play an active role in a series of empowerment initiatives with MAS.
Kumar Sangakkara is a former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain and multiple time recipient of the ICC Cricketer of the Year and ODI & Test Cricketer of the Year Award, while Mahela Jayawardene, is a former Wisden Cricketer of the Year and has been regarded as one of the finest cricketers and captains of all time.
In September 2012, MAS announced the renaissance of a victorious partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket as the proud clothing sponsor for the National men’s and women’s teams as well as the under 19
and A Teams, embarking on a quest once again to clothe home-grown champions.
Sport has played a large part in framing the cautiously aggressive spirit at MAS while nurturing a culture of collaborative teamwork. Throughout the years, MAS has been a breeding ground for a generation of sporting heroes.
“We see Kumar and Mahela as unique reflectors portraying the essence of our business. I believe this partnership, upheld by the virtues of true sportsmanship will complement MAS and the values we live by. It will strengthen the efforts to nurture and inspire our teams at MAS while uplifting their dignity and the communities that surround us” said Shakthi Ranatunga, Director, MAS Group Human Resources.
“As a company we’re built upon trust and mutual respect practiced from the shop floor to the board room, team spirit and the passion that drives MAS excellence. We see these traits in Kumar and Mahela that lead us to this partnership which will promote and highlight these cornerstones of MAS driven along with our corporate aspiration ‘Change is Courage’” he added.
MAS strongly believes in value creation through people and provides an empowering culture for its 68,000 associates to activate their full potential. As an innovation driven company, MAS is founded on a perfect blend of daring and visionary thinking. With an active presence in North America, Europe and Asia, MAS also owns Sri Lanka’s first international lingerie brand – amanté; and has diversified to provide specialized IT solutions to the apparel and footwear industry worldwide. The MAS identity, which goes beyond great products, is deeply embedded in community wellbeing and nurturing world-class teams.