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Ceylinco Insurance (General) Pays Tribute To Its Staff

Ceylinco Insurance Company’s Hall of Fame entrants pose with Deputy Chairman Ajith Gunewardena (right). (From left): Upali Manukularatne, A.M.D. Alagiyawanna, Sathyajith Wijeyapura and Roshan Ranasinghe

The industry’s undisputed market leader for the sixth consecutive year running, Ceylinco Insurance (General), recently recognised and rewarded their dynamic and dedicated team at the Annual Sales Conference and Awards Ceremony 2010.
The glittering event showcased the company’s outstanding talent and acknowledged the accolades of their loyal staff whilst rewarding its top performers.
The gala event held under the theme “With you, our staff, we are stronger than ever before” was attended by over 1,200 sales personnel and also other members of the staff. Over 550 sales personnel received awards given on a specific criteria; the top achievers were categorized as Members, Certificate Members, Bronze, Silver and Gold going on to the coveted Hall of Fame.
Along with rewards based on these categories, five members were recognised and welcomed into the prestigious Hall of Fame while one of them qualified for a brand new house.
Deputy Chairman, Ajith Gunawardena  who in his speech paid a glowing tribute  to his staff for demonstrating unparalleled loyalty, also said, “In a year  of  tremendous  challenges, our  staff has displayed utmost loyalty and proven to be a constant source of strength, as they have helped the company overcome adversity and trying times. It was their effort, their commitment that helped the company sail through, unshaken and untouched by the turmoil around it. It was also their sense of allegiance that allowed us to continue with our position of established market dominance.”
Gunawardena also thanked the stake holders, saying “I thank the share holders for the confidence placed in the company and its management”.  “I also thank our regulator, the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka, the authorities, reinsurers and reinsurance brokers, agents and brokers, and all our loyal clients without whose support and belief in us, we could not have achieved anything. I salute their loyalty and steadfastness,” he added.
Deputy Chief Executive Director, Patrick Alwis in his address said “We achieved excellent results for 2009 due to the commitment, loyalty and team work of our staff and we deeply express our gratitude to all of them. We are confident of the same level of commitment in the future that will take us to even greater heights.”
Ceylinco Insurance announced an unparalleled dividend of 50 % for its shareholders as a sign of appreciation for the tremendous trust placed in the company by its shareholders and policy holders.
Ceylinco Insurance (General) team is recognised as the largest sales force in the industry – the company is confident of their high level of motivation and dynamism, able to deliver an outstanding level of service to their customers. The team is backed by the widest network of branches in the insurance industry in Sri Lanka, making them the industry’s most well equipped team. In keeping with the surge of economic activities in the north and east, the company expanded its northern network by opening three new branches in Manipay, Achchuweli and Chunnnakam last year.
In 2009, the overall premium income of the company stood at Rs 16.7 billion out of which the General Division contributed Rs 9.1 billion. Company’s profits grew by 14% recording a profit before tax of 835 million.
Additionally, in recognition of the exceptional level of customer service that has been the company’s hallmark, Ceylinco Insurance was feted as the People’s Insurance Company for the 4th successive year in 2009; the brand Ceylinco Insurance has stayed the highest ranked insurance brand in the country, speaking volumes for its well grounded stability and strength.

3 Comments for “Ceylinco Insurance (General) Pays Tribute To Its Staff”

  1. Reality

    Trying every trick in the book to retain the fast losing market share of the Ceylinco Group enterprises. Better return the monies swindled by the Chairman and his Directors if Ceylinco needs to regain the confidence of the Sri Lankan public.

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