SPORTS & TRAVEL EXPERTS
Red Dot Sports have been handling sports tours to Sri Lanka for around two decades. What developed into an award-winning travel agency was first conceived by Englishmen Charlie Austin and David Hopps, now of ESPN Cricinfo, when covering an England A tour of Sri Lanka in 2001. Both men shared a deep love for the island and successfully built a Colombo-based specialist local cricket tour operation that expanded into the island’s leading independent travel provider today.
Charlie is the co-Founder of the company and is based in the Colombo office, where he also runs AML Sports Management which currently manages several Sri Lanka cricket stars including Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.
Chaminda de Silva
Chamee has an intricate knowledge of domestic cricket in Sri Lanka, much of it gained working for the world-acclaimed cricket website, ESPNcricinfo.com. Also a revered wicket-keeper/stalwart opening batsman on the Colombo club cricket circuit, Chamee keeps our match day operations ticking over seamlessly.
Archie is a UK-based consultant for Red Dot. He worked full-time for Red Dot Sports for three years in our Colombo office and is now working part-time from the UK in a marketing capacity. Archie has been intimately involved in the development of the Murali Cup – which raised funds to improve facilities for disadvantaged cricketers in Sri Lanka – and played club cricket with Galle CC.