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When in doubt, find out

The office of Guardian Investigations Private Limited and (inset) DIG Nimal de S. Gunatilleke

By Ranee Mohamed

We 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.

“The 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 police stations.

Unblemished  record

With a 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.

 “I 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.

The 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.

 Nimal 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. Limited.

Ethical and invaluable

Among 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. 

Down 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.

“When 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 and discreet.

Team work

“Our 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.

“We 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.

The 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

“We 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.

Among 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.

They 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 done right

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.

He 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 restaurant.”

 To 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.

Many said he was mad. He probably is.

To 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 perfectionism.

Half Japanese half Sri Lankan

But 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.

“It’s 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 cooking.

But it 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.

 As 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

This 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.

 Nihon 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.

“I 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.”

This 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 earth.

Innovation shines

While 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 community.

But 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 Lankan produce.”

Of 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 expansive menu.

We 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….

The 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.

Of the various lighter snacks and pallet cleansers supplied — refreshing collagen broth, and light green tea jellies — the crab croquettes were simply outstanding.

 While 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 seafood.

Substantial offerings

Of the 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…

Of 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.

Even 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.

And 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…

And while there are minor faults — chief among them the vast and confusing menu which makes ordering badly too easy….

Nihon 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

What 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.

And 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.

What’s 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.

Sally 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 eat healthier.

Promote fair trade

Both 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 used.

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.

What’s 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.

In a 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 biblical age

Teaching self defence

By Risidra Mendis 

He is an expert diver, snake handler, magician and a self defense instructor.

But at 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.

James 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.”

De 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

In the 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.

It was 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.

In 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

De 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 overseas.

De 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 Anuradhapura.

A: 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 lifeguards.

Q: How do you get your safety message across to the expected gathering of nearly one million pilgrims?                                                                

A: 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.

In 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 Campaign?

A: 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.

Last 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?

A: 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. 

For 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?

A: 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 scope.

Thirdly, we ensure the long-term continuity of our endeavours by making significant investments. Our CSR framework itself ensures long-term continuity.

For 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. 

We also establish trust funds to guarantee the continuation of the selected initiatives.

A good 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. 42 million.

Since 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 relief work.

We 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?

A: 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.

Eagle 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 societal needs.  

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 seminars.

• Inculcating safety awareness amongst pre-schoolers.

• Encouraging educational excellence — ‘Eagle Higher Educational Scholarships.’

• 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 Awards.”

• 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 efforts?

A: 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 endeavours?

A: 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 Society.”

This 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.

This 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.

We 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 been reached.

We 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.

Our 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.

We 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 Commerce.





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Nihon Bashi where Japanese
    food is done right

Nudefoods have nothing to hide

Man who plans to live
   double the biblical age

Eagle Corporate Responsibility
   initiatives further strengthened





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