The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) will hold a celebrity event with former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara on the novel topic of ‘The Sport in Business’. In what has been billed as a no-holds barred interview, Kumar is expected to draw parallels between driving a business and leading a cricket team. Some of the topics that are to be covered by the Interviewer Ramesh Schaffter include - pursuing a mission, building a winning team, hatching strategy, perfecting one’s game, mental preparedness and physical fitness, competing head to head internationally, dealing with The Board, motivating the team, successul planning, recovering from failure and riding on success. He is also to be questioned on his views about women in the game, celebrity status, big money and corruption in sports.
The event is being held to raise funds for SLID’s continuing program of helping SMEs and entrepreneurs in the provinces to run their businesses with best practices in good governance and corporate responsibility. SLID has already held 4 seminars under this initiative in Kandy, Ratnapura, Trincomalee and Hambantota and has planned several more. The proceeds will be shared with ‘The Foundation for Goodness’ set up by Kushil Gunasekera, where a Board of Trustees including Kumar Sangakkara and a committed team are working to uplift the lives of rural communities in Sri Lanka. The event takes place on Friday March 1, at 6 p.m. at the Taj Samudra Ballroom.