The office of Guardian Investigations Private
Limited and (inset) DIG Nimal de S. Gunatilleke
By Ranee Mohamed
all want to know whether our spouses are having those
secret, mysterious and exciting love affairs. “What is
he upto?” we wonder as our husbands sit innocently
behind a newspaper. “Whose is that telephone call from?”
the husbands wonder as wives hang on to the love of
their live — the telephone. We are also eager to find
out whether the man or woman that our son or daughter
wants to marry does not have a long-time girl friend
hidden away in an apartment. In fact there are many
things that each one of us would like to know — a very
special yearning that we can die of, a longing to know
more — but have to merely depend on a neighbour, friend
or the domestic aide to tell us more.
Guardian Investigations Private Limited, is a
one-of-a-kind detective agency that will give you
information that is more reliable than any of your
friends. And this information will not come in the form
of a whisper to your ear, but as solid documentary proof
by way of a report. Guardian Investigations Private
Limited and their ‘when in doubt, find out’ services are
teeming with senior officers of the khaki-gentry who
have been successful in almost every case that has been
handed over to them.
law is no respecter of persons,” said Nimal de S.
Gunatilleke. His approach to issues is firm and
friendly. Nimal de S. Gunatilleke in his early years has
been ASP/SP in charge of divisions. During his years in
the police service he has served in D, B, C, A1 and A2
40-year unblemished record in the police service as
Deputy Inspector General of Police; Additional Director,
National Intelligence Bureau; DIG, Police Special
Branch; Commandant, Special Task Force; and as First
Secretary in the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK,
he became a sought-after figure after his retirement.
Today Nimal de S. Gunatilleke emerges as an officer with
an assortment of experience that remains unmatched.
was offered several jobs in the mercantile sector, but I
was not interested. Friends suggested that I open a
security service company, but that did not appeal to me
either,” said Gunatilleke.
conflict in the north and east during that era did have
a see-saw effect on police personnel as regards
terrorism vs. crime. “Police were almost completely
engaged in combating terrorism which had infiltrated to
Colombo. The police had had little time to inquire into
preventing and detection of crime. So I thought that
maybe I could help to fill the void and appealed to
Tilak Karunaratne, former MP to help me out. Tilak
Karunaratne readily gave me this office space free of
charge. Thereafter I had appeal to two senior officers
who taught me the basics of police work. They taught me
not to use brute force in the prevention and detection
of crime but my intelligence and powers of observation.
Their guidance helped me a great deal and I have a
success rate of 90% in police work. These fine officers
are now working here as consultants and in a honorary
capacity,” said Gunatilleke appreciating his seniors and
their influence on his life both then and now.
de S. Gunatilleke, Deputy Inspector General of Police (retd.)
believes in professionalism in every field of activity.
That is why today he and his team, among them,
Consultants Lucky Jayawardena (Retired Deputy Inspector
General of Police — Special Crimes Division for the
whole country) and Chandra Jayawardena (Retired Senior
Superintendent of Police and former Director, Criminal
Investigations Department - CID) are the reasons for
the secret success of Guardian Investigations Pvt.
Ethical and invaluable
the others are Officer Thavalinkam who once served as
SSP in the National Intelligence Bureau and Inspector
Ranjith Perera (retd.) of the CID and many other
officers and a senior lawyer in active practice (both
civil and criminal) and a chartered accountant who are
the reasons for the great heights reached in the ethical
and invaluable services that are offered.
the main Elvitigala Mawatha Highway opposite the newly
constructed Airtel building is a discreet edifice, its
name board suggests that it deals with pharmaceuticals,
and it does. But that is on its upper floors. What
happens in the ground floor, no one will ever know.
a person walks in here, he or she is not asked for any
details. Anyone with a problem can come to our reception
and ask to meet me. If I am not available we have our
various desks and members of our team who are capable
investigations are based on two principles —
investigation is team work, and secondly that it is a
dangerous folly to jump to conclusions without solid
evidence,” said Gunatilleke.
have no power to arrest and no power of interrogation,”
said the former DIG. But investigations into fraud,
cheating, theft, misappropriation or even murder are all
handled by this experienced team.
number of files are unbelievable, but the team believes
anything is possible. Surveillance relating to persons,
schools, business establishments are all in a day’s
work. Discreet photography and investigations put the
establishment into the pages of a great piece of
detective writing. But Officers, Nimal Gunatilleke,
Lucky Jayawardena, Chandra Jayawardena and team have
brought it all to real life.
Guardian Investigations Private Limited knows no bounds,
their services are not limited by space.
Sri Lanka in a newer light
are affiliated to Forensic Investigating Services Ltd.
UK., the director of which is Alec Edwards, Former
Superintendent of Police, Scotland Yard, and to
Goldeneye Investigation and Security Services Pte. Ltd.
Singapore, the managing director of which is Masbollah
Fazal,” said Gunatilleke.
Guardian Investigations Private Limited puts Sri Lanka
in a newer light. This private detective agency is
evidence that we are not lagging behind.
their services are investigation and preparation of
reports on corporate frauds, forgeries etc; assisting
the management in internal inquiries, inspections and
verification of inventories etc, investigations and
preparation of reports on insurance frauds, conducting
background investigations on job applicants to
government and private companies.
also conduct confidential background inquiries on
prospective brides and bridegrooms and their families,
investigations to collect evidence for divorce action,
investigations pertaining to criminal offences,
gathering of overt and covert information, surveillance
as required by clients, security assessments and a
variety of other unique services.
Nihon Bashi where Japanese food is
Dharshan Munidasa, a man on a mission
By R. Wijewardene
Dharshan Munidasa is a man on a mission, and his laid
back demeanour belies his driving ambition — a consuming
desire to infuse some life and vitality into Colombo’s
moribund restaurant scene.
laments — “in Colombo everything is limited to five star
hotels, but hotel food can never really excel. It can’t
match the quality of a dedicated specialised
rectify the situation, having completed two degrees at
the prestigious John Hopkins University in the US, a
decade ago Munidasa, giving up a promising career as a
software engineer in the US, returned to Sri Lanka and
opened — of all things — a Japanese restaurant.
said he was mad. He probably is.
maintain the consistently and high standards, his
restaurants have over almost 14 years, in spite of the
ups and downs of this chronically unstable island
requires a frankly insane level of commitment and
Half Japanese half Sri Lankan
the chef’s unusual ancestry — he is half Japanese half
Sri Lankan — goes some way to explaining both his
perfectionism and preference for cuisine from the Land
of the Rising Sun.
the DNA, I mean I have a sense of the flavours and
nuances of this cuisine that it would take someone
without a Japanese background years to develop.”
Extraordinarily Dharshan Munidasa has never been
formerly trained as a chef and relies entirely on his
passion for food and a palate, informed by his mother’s
takes more than
DNA, to sustain one of Colombo’s leading independent
restaurants, and ultimately Nihon Bashi’s success is
testament to the dedication of a single man. At Nihon
Bashi, Munidasa is at once the proprietor, the manger,
the cook, and the designer.
such he is the rarest of things in a Colombo restaurant
— an owner who is also a chef— but this personal
involvement guarantees that the food and the service
maintain consistency and high standards.
“Everything here is personal,” he says.
The cutting edge
commitment is driven by another desire, rarely
encountered in the staid world of Sri Lankan
restaurants, a determination to excel, not just locally
but internationally — to be at the cutting edge of food.
Bashi is more than an exercise in simulating Japan and
the restaurant actively strives to create dishes and an
experience that not only imitates but exceeds the
parameters defined by similar establishments in Japan.
believe we can do more than match the quality of the
best restaurants in Japan — ultimately Japanese food
relies on fish but in Japan fish is usually frozen and
imported — here everything is absolutely fresh.”
ambition to excel not just by local but by international
standards is unique in Colombo and some of the dishes on
offer — Lotus roots tekamaki or sushi rolls, the unnamed
Sri Lankan sashimi, and the absolutely moreish
karapincha tempura — are unique on the face of the
Nihon Bashi’s innovation really shines, it is the
restaurant’s faithful renditions of classic dishes that
have made it a favourite among Colombo’s Japanese
even with its repertoire of traditional sushi, sashimi,
yakitori, and donburi — for the best local ingredients.
“ All our staff are Sri Lankan, as our ingredients; we
enjoy surprising people, what one, can do with Sri
course while the words and the vision seem to hit all
the right notes the proof of any pudding is in the
eating... and to test the veracity of Munidasa’s claims
we began navigating our way through Nihon Bashi’s
began of course with familiar strips of sashimi and a
slightly less conventional Japanese inspired tuna
carpaccio. While many believe that raw fish — well raw
fish is something you either love or hate, but Nihon
Bashi is an education in the nuances that distinguish an
excellent piece of fish from a merely average one.
Relies on freshness
Sashimi relies on freshness, fat content and temperature
and it’s a combination of these nuances that produces
the quivering, pink, melting soft slices of fish that
have become a delicacy in every part of the world. At
Nihon Bashi the fish is hand chosen — by who else but
Dharshan Munidasa himself — ensuring the correct
proportions of the various variables, and every piece
really does melt in your mouth….
beef carpaccio was a dazzling ruby red and deliciously
soft but when asked if this was the famous kobe or wagyu
beef, we were told with a smile that it was 100% local —
again an education in what the best local produce offer.
various lighter snacks and pallet cleansers supplied —
refreshing collagen broth, and light green tea jellies —
the crab croquettes were simply outstanding.
deep fried crumbed things abound in Sri Lanka and are
generally much of an unhealthy muchness Nihon Bashi’s
croquettes are the very best fried crumbed things on the
island. Faintly creamy, lightly spiced and packed with
more substantial offerings the whole pomfret — lightly
seasoned and cooked briefly with a blow torch to
preserve the delicate texture and fabulous appearance of
the fish was a real highlight. In fact it was once again
an education in how little needs to be done to make
fresh fish delicious…
course the meal was interspersed at various points by
selections of Nigiri, and Maki, and while the difference
between one Sushi roll and another is generally a matter
of degrees Nihon Bashi’s sushi rolls are quite clearly
the best in Colombo.
with dishes now found almost everywhere — even at hotel
buffets Nihon Bashi offers flavours and textures that
are simply that much better — everything is more
attractive and served with a passion that puts the
tepid, disintegrating and overpriced lumps of sushi
encountered elsewhere to shame.
while so many have jumped on profitable and fashionable
sushi bandwagon Nihon Bashi is Japanese food done right
— simple, fresh and tasty with enough variety to
interest people who think that Japanese food offers
nothing more than raw fish…
while there are minor faults — chief among them the vast
and confusing menu which makes ordering badly too easy….
Bashi gets the Real Reviews vote for the best Japanese
restaurant in Colombo.
— five stars simply the best in its class in Colombo.
Nudefoods have nothing to hide
Organic tomatoes and Organic
vegetables and fruit delivered
to your doorstep
By Raisa Wickrematunge
could a paediatric nurse and a lawyer find in common? It
would seem nothing. Yet when Sally Michel and Fiona
Raymond met at a yoga retreat, they discovered that they
shared a passion for healthy living. Sally, an
Australian, and Fiona, who is Sri Lankan, both wanted to
eat healthy. “When we looked in the supermarkets, we
realised there was very little in the way of organic
fruit and vegetables available in Sri Lanka. Most
organic produce is exported overseas,” Fiona explained.
from this discovery, Nudefood was born. Although Sally
and Fiona had no previous experience, they decided to go
into business together. Based in Colombo, the pair
searched for suppliers they could trust to deliver
quality produce. This proved challenging, since Sally
and Fiona did not want chemicals to be used for
preservation, and so they had to deal with damaged and
bruised produce for a couple of months.
Delivered to your doorstep
Despite these difficulties the correct balance was
finally reached. Together, Sally and Fiona have
introduced the idea of delivering an array of organic
fruits and vegetables right to your doorstep – a
somewhat novel concept in Sri Lanka. Once a week,
Nudefood delivers at least 6 kg worth of seasonal
produce, such as carrots,
beetroot, leeks, pumpkin, radish, green beans, brinjal,
oyster mushrooms, capsicums, gotukola, flat leaf
parsley, basil, pineapple, banana, passionfruit and
cabbage, to your doorstep.
more, Nudefood also offers organic yoghurt, free range
eggs and organic kitul, even homemade muffins and
brownies, if you’re willing to pay a little extra.
and Fiona assured me that their produce is
internationally certified as organic, and hand selected
from organic farms around Sri Lanka, from Haputale to
Bandarawela. The pair are planning to travel to the east
coast, looking for more suppliers. They are working with
NGOs like the SOS Youth Farming Project, and would like
to work with schools as well, encouraging children to
Promote fair trade
women said they envisioned Sri Lanka becoming “the
organic food basket of Asia,” A common grouse with
organic food is that it takes longer to grow since
fertilisers can’t be used. However, Sally mentioned a
study done in Sri Lanka which had found that, although
there was an initial drop, the final yield was 25%
higher than it would have been had fertilisers been
Apparently the tropical soil of Sri Lanka is conducive
to organically grown produce. In addition, Sally and
Fiona promote fair-trade by ensuring that the farmers
they work with are paid adequately, since farming
organically is more labour and capital intensive.
more, the pair also feels strongly about being
environmentally friendly. “The rest of the world is so
industrialised, but it’s just not sustainable
ecologically to continue that way. We all have to become
more environmentally conscious before it’s too late,”
said Sally. As such, all the produce is delivered by
train, not by vehicle, which reduces air pollution. The
proof of this is right before my eyes: a large carton,
filled with rice, bears the label “C/O the Station
Master.” The boxes in which the produce are packed are
recycled as well.
country where piles of rubbish abound, it is certainly
refreshing to see people willing to make a change, and
to encourage people to eat, and live, healthier. What’s
even more amazing is that a friendship struck up at a
yoga class ended up with the birth of a fully fledged
company, one which is not just profit oriented, but
which works to benefit society as well. Here’s hoping
that this won’t be the last we see of Nudefoods!
Man who plans to live double the
Teaching self defence
By Risidra Mendis
an expert diver, snake handler, magician and a self
age 93 one cannot help but wonder how he does it all. It
is quite apparent that age has never been a barrier for
this 93 year old who continues to engage in all the
activities that he did in his younger days.
Bernard De Hoon is an exceptional man with a determined
mission in life. At 93 he still claims to be fit as a
fiddle and assures all his friends that he will live
till he is 140. De Hoon has also survived a cobra bite
and lived to tell the tale. However what makes De Hoon
an exceptional diver is that he goes diving without fins
and uses a pair of spectacles only to read.
Speaking to The Sunday Leader De Hoon said, “the Bible
refers to three score and ten which means 70 years. But
my aim is to double that and live up to 140 years.”
Hoon started diving in 1935 with famous diver Rodney
Jonklas. He then joined the Police Department and was in
charge of several police stations. He served as the OIC
of the Aranayake, Rakwana, and Kiriella police stations.
Taught self defence
1940’s De Hoon was fortunate to meet Jiujujitsu World
Champion Sydney Mac Laglan (World Champion for five
consecutive years) when he came to Ceylon. “I learnt the
art of self defense from Laglan. I then started teaching
new police recruits self defense at the Police Training
School in Bambalapitiya. While at the training school I
injured my leg and had to retire from the police force
in 1953,” De Hoon said.
at this point in his life that De Hoon took to diving
and spear fishing. “I have dived in Batticaloa,
Trincomalee, Mannar, Jaffna and along the sea coast. I
started training people to dive and how to inhale and
exhale. During this time I also joined the All Ceylon
Magic Circle and became a professional magician. I now
teach magic to amateurs as well,” De Hoon said.
1969 De Hoon was placed third in a spear fishing
contest. The secret to living a healthy life according
to De Hoon is by exercising every morning. “I go to bed
by 10 p.m. after watching the news everyday and I am
up by five o’clock the next morning. I start the day by
doing my regular exercises. As I get up in the morning I
drink a glass of water, as this is good for the health,”
De Hoon explained.
Father of 10 children
Hoon is the father of 10 children (five boys and five
girls). He has also lived long enough to bid farewell to
two sons and a daughter who passed away. Apart from one
daughter and a son the rest of his children are
Hoon lives in an elder’s home in Payagala and continues
to teach magic, diving and self defense to those who are
interested. “I like living in an elder’s home because I
have the freedom to do what I want. When I want to go
diving or go to Colombo for my personal work I inform
the people at the home and leave. I enjoy what I do and
will continue to do what I have being doing for many
years to come,” said De Hoon with a smile on his face.
Eagle Corporate Responsibility
initiatives further strengthened
Q: What is “Poson Safety”? Could you elaborate on this
year’s Poson Safety Campaign to be conducted in
Poson Safety is a unique campaign which essentially aims
at safeguarding the lives of devotees, from drowning
when bathing in reservoirs in the vicinity of
Anuradhapura. As an integral part of the programme we
will launch a multi-media public awareness campaign that
highlights the need for people to comply with basic
safety rules. For the 16th consecutive year, Eagle
Insurance will conduct its Poson Safety Campaign with
the support of Sri Lanka Police, Navy and the Life
Saving Association with over 600 professional
Q: How do you get your safety message across to the
expected gathering of nearly one million
Arrangements are underway to set up large billboards and
warning signboards which will indicate unsafe spots that
should be avoided for bathing while guiding pilgrims to
safer bathing areas. These billboards will also dot the
route to Anuradhapura.
addition our team will distribute leaflets, in both text
and picture-form, with practical information on
maintaining proper safety procedures; while over 100,000
fact sheets will be distributed near major tanks and at
official monitoring terminals at selected locations
before entering Anuradhapura.
Banners will be displayed at locations that provide a
broad view, drawing attention to the dangers of bathing
at unprotected places. In addition to the demonstrations
on rescue manoeuvres and lifesaving tactics that will be
conducted by professional lifeguards during the campaign
period, they will also be equipped to provide required
advice and information to those wishing to obtain it.
Q: How would you measure the success of the Poson Safety
Since inception, this project has helped in reducing the
rate of drowning victims during the Poson season to
nearly zero. Through the committed efforts of Eagle, and
its project partners, this campaign has so far been
instrumental in rescuing more than 128 pilgrims as of
2008, whilst keeping the rest of the pilgrims safe
through constant monitoring and awareness building.
year’s Poson season recorded the rescue of only three
lives from drowning, a great reduction in the need for
rescues and zero drowning-related deaths among the
approximately one million pilgrims who visited
Anuradhapura. This is mainly attributed to the focused
and consistent efforts spanning years of safety
awareness building, through this programme. However
despite our efforts and heavy awareness building you
find some rare instances where people succumb to
drowning accidents due to direct disregard of the
warnings or swimming under the influence of alcohol.
Q: In tough times CSR initiatives are generally
curtailed. What is Eagle’s stand on this?
We have since the very inception selected CSR
initiatives with a long term focus in mind. Our CSR is
not just a series of random or philanthropic projects.
We have maintained this focus and will continue to do
so, despite the current turbulent macro-economic
environment. We will continue to strengthen and ensure
the long-term sustainability of our CSR endeavours which
is a fundamental aspect in our CSR framework.
instance, we have persisted in our efforts for over a
decade in creating a substantial level of safety
consciousness in relation to lighting firecrackers and
this continued and sustained effort has minimised the
firecracker related accidents especially amongst
children to near zero. The key learning in these
initiatives is the ability of the entity to sustain the
efforts in a focused manner. It is only then that the
tangible benefits to society can be realised.
Q: How does Eagle differentiate its CSR endeavours?
Firstly we select CSR endeavours based on the relevance
to the nation. CSR endeavours are not selected to uplift
the corporate image of the company or as a mere tactical
measure to control an identified situation or a
development which would otherwise negatively impact the
performance of the company. Neither have we selected CSR
projects in terms of its potential to generate a
significant business benefit in the foreseeable future.
Secondly we secure the total commitment of all
stakeholders to CSR. It has become a way of life for the
Eagle Family. Once an area of focus is identified we
take a strategic approach and take great care in
integrating these activities into the corporate culture,
we then commence multifaceted extensions to enhance its
Thirdly, we ensure the long-term continuity of our
endeavours by making significant investments. Our CSR
framework itself ensures long-term continuity.
example the long-term sustainability of our CSR ventures
is ensured by setting aside 1% of the preceding three
years’ profits as a minimum contribution. In addition we
also allocate a substantial sum for our multi-media
public awareness creation programmes such as Seasonal
Safety and Poson Safety Awareness to name a few.
also establish trust funds to guarantee the continuation
of the selected initiatives.
example of this would be our recognition of educational
excellence where we reward Sri Lanka’s most promising
children with the annual “Eagle Higher Education
Scholarships,” which is one of our key CSR initiatives.
We have taken a farsighted view and established a trust
fund of Rs.10 million in 1994 which has increased to Rs.
1994, over 336 students who excelled in the Grade-5
Government Scholarship Examination, within each district
of the country, have received these scholarships. The
benefits start from the commencement of A/Ls up to
completion of the degree course.
Fourthly and most importantly, we do not seek undue
publicity vis-à-vis expenditure. Some endeavours are in
fact totally devoid of any form of publicity. For
example, Eagle’s grass-root, school development
endeavours spanning over 12 years are devoid of media
hype, as is training of intermediary staff to ensure
provision of best financial advice, and Eagle Sports
Club activities such as blood donation campaigns and
constantly innovate CSR endeavours and do not merely
focus on the completion of isolated events. We go
further, developing skills of project associates. For
instance with Poson Safety Programme, we facilitated the
training of hundreds of lifeguards. We do not simply
start a project on an ad hoc basis but ensure that the
project is sustained. This is illustrated by the manner
in which we have expanded the scope of our safety
platform starting from road and firecracker safety
awareness generation to the National Safety Awards which
recognises the safest workplaces in the country and
Gurupubuduwa programmes, where safety awareness is
inculcated amongst pre-school children.
Q: How has your corporate citizenship benefited the
country as a whole?
Our corporate responsibility endeavours are implemented
with a long-term plan in mind. We believe corporate
responsibility is not mere ad-hoc work, or a
philanthropic endeavour. An integral part of our CSR is
how we conduct our business with responsibility without
taking unsustainable risks in order to ensure that our
stakeholders are not negatively affected in any manner.
isn’t merely a commercial establishment engaging in
Corporate Responsibility, but an entity driving the
nation forward through a value-system. Eagle’s CSR is
consistent, comprehensive, and consciously impacts the
country with a profound commitment towards building a
better society. We re-evaluate our scope once in two
years and then select new projects based on emerging
Eagle’s CSR endeavours are designed to be relevant to
each stage of a person’s life-cycle, driving the nation
forward as a whole.
Fostering early childhood development — Gurupubuduwa
Inculcating safety awareness amongst pre-schoolers.
Encouraging educational excellence — ‘Eagle Higher
Providing direction to positively guide young adults –
educating teenagers, parents and teachers.
Developing adults by teaching positive thinking through
seminars and sponsorships of TV and radio programmes.
Offering placement opportunities to university students.
Developing entrepreneurship skills.
Recognising excellence in arts — “Eagle Excellence
Fostering safety in the workplace — “National Safety
Awards” leading to corporate and national productivity.
Conserving the environment.
Q: What is Aviva’s contribution towards your CSR
Aviva is a very strong global corporate citizen. Aviva’s
CSR plans are an important part of its business
strategy. Key initiatives in 2008 included the carbon
offsetting and carbon reduction programme, building
employee awareness and engagement in all aspects of CSR.
In Sri Lanka we have replicated some of the best
practices of Aviva, such as employee volunteerism and
conservation of the environment.
Q: Could you give us some examples of your other CSR
Eagle’s consistent effort to nurture the Sri Lankan
community has resulted in the launch of its most recent
innovative CSR platform, Samana — “Creating an Equally-Abled
CSR initiative was implemented after the company
identified the prevalent need to enhance the
competencies of educators of children with disabilities.
The first phase of the project is to enhance the
knowledge of teachers of disabled children, through a
series of workshops and training modules featuring
recognised resource persons in special education.
will enhance the educational development of disabled
children to achieve their potential, and become
fulfilled citizens of the country some day. To encourage
employee volunteerism, staff is invited to participate
in the project and trained as volunteer teachers. They
are then assigned to selected special education schools.
also create awareness on home-accidents highlighting
day-to-day perils using multimedia campaigns through
3300 sales agents, who are fortified with the title
“Safety Ambassadors” and equipped with safety tool kits
comprising brochures, CDs and illustrated children’s
books. They inculcate country-wide safety awareness
amongst children, teachers, parents and society at grass
root levels and beyond. Over 200,000 households have
play a crucial role in creating a safer workplace,
through the “National Safety Awards” held once in two
years since 1994, together with the Department of Labour
and Employees’ Trust Fund Board. This concept was
evolved and sponsored by Eagle after identifying the
need to enhance industrial safety in Sri Lanka. It has
become the benchmark of organisational commitment
towards an accident-free workplace.
continuous efforts as a corporate citizen has been
recognised both locally and internationally. While we do
not engage in CSR activities in order to be awarded it
is heartening to see that our efforts are validated and
appreciated. Eagle has been hailed as ‘Asia’s No. 1 in
CSR’ in the industry by Asia Insurance Review.
were also ranked among the “10 Best Corporate Citizens”
in Sri Lanka, by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for
three successive years. We were also ranked as Sri
Lanka’s No. 1 in Customer Relations by the Ceylon
Chamber of Commerce. We were also placed second in the
‘Less than 10 billion turnover category” at the “10 Best
Corporate Citizens Awards” by the Ceylon Chamber of