Sri Lanka hires Chime group for Games bid

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

Nov 30, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has hired public relations firm Bell Pottinger and other units of Chime Communications marketing group as advisors in its bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a statement said. PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services. The team is led by pmplegacy, a global sporting events consultancy and includes Fast Track, Bell Pottinger, Populous and PwC, and several specialist advisers in transport planning, sustainability, security, brand and communications and cost consultancy.

pmplegacy, Fast Track and Bell Pottinger are all part of Chime Communications, a marketing services group listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The appointment of this advisory team reinforces how important the 2018 bid is to Sri Lanka,” the statement quoted Central Bank Governor Ajith Cabraal as saying.

Cabraal heads a government organizing committee for the country’s bid to host the Games in southern Hambantota.

He said the pmplegacy team bring “a wealth of relevant event bidding and planning experience.”

pmplegacy is a global sporting events consultancy and part of the Sports Marketing Division of Chime Communications.

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