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Tata ULTRA Bus Handing Over Ceremony – Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare

November 28, 2016

Nine Tata ULTRA buses were handed over to the  Ministry of Social Empowerment and Welfare, on 24th October 2016 at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre premises. These vehicles were handed over to Hon. S.B. Dissanayake (Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare) and will distributed among nine district offices of the Ministry of Social Empowerment and Welfare.

Mr Gahanath Pandithage, Mr Rudrarup Maitra (International Business-Commercial Vehicles Head – Tata Motors Limited), Mr Vijitha Bandara, Mr Sateesh Machiraju (Regional Manager – SAARC – Tata Motors Limited), Mr Nalinda Kurukulasooriya, Mr Madhu Singh (Country Manager Sri Lanka – Tata Motors Limited), Mr Sampath Kumarasinghe, Mr Prasanna Mapatunagamage, Mr Lasantha Jayawardena, Mr Shanaka Gamage, Mr Krishnajith Wajirajeewa, Mr Sanjeewa Sooriyaarachchi and the Tata team graced the occasion.

Rosberg crowned Champion as Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi thriller

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg is the 2016 World Champion, after a tense 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Needing to finish on the podium to guarantee his first drivers’ title and deny Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, Rosberg came home second behind the Briton in a tense climax to the race at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday.

Rosberg became the 33rd driver to win a Formula One world championship crown following a dramatic and historic race. Rosberg entered the race knowing a podium would guarantee him the title, and while he eventually finished second, it was far from comfortable – he was initially bottled up behind Max Verstappen, and then came under severe late pressure from the Dutchman and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who were able to close in as race leader Hamilton dictated the pace out front.

Rosberg had to wait for his title breakthrough moment: his record of 11 consecutive seasons before becoming champion is the second longest in history, behind only Britain’s Nigel Mansell, whose crowning triumph came during his 12th full year in the sport. Rosberg has also contested 206 Grands Prix in total – the highest number of career starts before becoming champion. Next up on the list is Mansell, with 176. Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen also feature in the top four in this category, achieving their first championship crowns after 169 and 120 starts respectively.

The Mercedes driver’s domination this season has been remarkable. Of 1,268 racing laps, he has spent 957 – or 75 percent of his season – inside the top three. In addition, he has only spent 13 laps all season outside of the top 10. That’s still some way short of the all-time record, though, which belongs to Michael Schumacher – during his triumphant 2000 campaign, Schumacher didn’t spend a single lap outside the top eight.

The foundation for Rosberg’s success was laid in the early stages of the season, as he took four straight victories. In that period he led 186 of a possible 223 laps – meaning he led for 83 percent of the time. While he couldn’t maintain that sort of supremacy for the whole season, Rosberg still has nine wins to his credit this season – one fewer than team mate Lewis Hamilton. Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel currently share the honour for the most victories in one campaign with 13. That tally of 9 victories gives Rosberg another accolade – he has now improved in each of the last five years in terms of race victories and podiums during a season. In 2011 he missed the podium completely; in 2012 he triumphed once and took two podiums; 2013, 2 wins and 4 podiums; 2014, 5 wins and 15 podiums; 2015, 6 wins, 15 podiums; and 2016, 9 wins and 16 podiums.

Mercedes’ performance over recent seasons is similarly impressive. In fact they are just the fourth team in history, after McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull, to have won the drivers’ title in three consecutive seasons. And speaking of Mercedes, Rosberg is now the Silver Arrows’ third world champion, after Lewis Hamilton (2014, 2015) and Juan Manuel Fangio (1954, 1955).

Tata e-XETA and Indica Service Campaign

November 23, 2016

Tata Passenger Car Service division organized a service campaign for Tata e-XETA and Indica customers at Tata Passenger Car Workshop, Colombo 14 (Head Office) on 22nd November 2016. The Campaign will run till 26th of November 2016. Mr Anura Wijesinghe, Mr Mahesh Karunaratne, Mr Navin Seneviratne, Mr Pranaw Kumar (Area Manager – Sri Lanka – PVIB), Mr Randhir Choudhary (Area Customer Support Manager – PVIB), Mr Mahen Kurumbalapitiya, Mr Shervin Fernando, Mr Shehan Fernando together with DIMO Tata Passenger Team organized the event.