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Allianz Lanka partners with oDoc to create value for customers

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From left to right: Charinda Fernando (Head of Provider Management, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd), Sugunatheeran Thananchayan (Head of Claims Governance, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd), Wasantha Waranasuriya (General Manager – Project Management, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd) , Shamli Hanif (Project Manager, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd) , Anura Perera (Chief Underwriting Officer, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd), Asanka Perera (COO, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd), Heshan Fernando (CEO, oDoc), Nabeel Milhan ( VP of Sales and Business Development, oDoc), Ashik Bari (COO, oDoc), Chandula Fernando (Product & Operations, oDoc), Mangala Bandara (Chief Marketing Officer, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd).

In order to create value for customers and provide convenient, affordable and hassle-free service, Allianz Lanka has announced a landmark, 1-year partnership with oDoc, Sri Lanka’s largest digital health company. As a result of this partnership, Allianz Health customers (both individual and group), who renewed their policies or obtained a new policy from December 2021, will enjoy access to a wide range of digital health services and value additions on oDoc, free of charge. In particular, qualifying Allianz Health policyholders will enjoy unlimited free video consultations with 150+ doctors via the oDoc app. This benefit is available exclusively to Allianz Health policyholders.

In addition to free video consultations, qualifying Allianz Health policyhol0ders will enjoy a range of other value-added services including on-demand access to general physicians (GPs) and specialists covering 45+ specializations, receipt of Digital Prescriptions via mobile and Medicine Delivery and Mobile Lab services within Colombo and its suburbs. Three members of each qualifying policyholder’s family are also covered under this exclusive arrangement, while policyholders will also benefit from special discounts at various health and wellness partner outlets.

In addition to this, qualifying policyholders will also receive health and wellness tips via both email and mobile notifications, access to their own online health profile and comprehensive customer care over telephone, WhatsApp and email.

Announcing the partnership, Gany Subramaniam, CEO at Allianz Lanka said, “As a global insurer, we’re constantly on the lookout for how we can add value to the lives of our customers. In keeping with this, we are pleased to announce a special partnership between Allianz Lanka and oDoc.

Through this partnership, we are providing our Allianz Health policyholders with exclusive benefits whenever they use oDoc, which has become the favourite way for many to consult with their health specialists.”

Heshan Fernando, Co-founder and CEO at oDoc also commented on the partnership saying, “As Sri Lanka’s largest and best digital health services platform, we are very pleased to join hands with Allianz Lanka, one of the leading insurance providers in Sri Lanka. Through this partnership we are able to create enhanced value additions for our shared customer base. We look forward to working together with Allianz Lanka.”

Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd. and Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Ltd., known together as Allianz Lanka, are fully-owned subsidiaries of Allianz SE, a global financial services provider with services predominantly in the insurance and asset management business, headquartered in Munich, Germany. The global strength and solid capitalization of the Allianz Group, coupled with local expertise and business know-how, have been Allianz Lanka’s powerful formula for success.



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Sri Lanka’s economic confidence index plummets

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‘No one has rated Sri Lanka’s economic condition as excellent. 1.8 % rated it as good and 1.3 % rated it as getting better. The resulting score was a (-) 96. This rating was (-) 83 in January 2022, a wide ranging Verite Research public opinion survey reveals.

Key findings of the survey:

Government approval rating drops from 10% to 3%

The second round of the Gallup Style “Mood of the Nation” poll was conducted in June by Verité Research. It assessed the approval, satisfaction, and confidence of the nation in relation to the government, the country, and the economy.

The poll was conducted as a part of the syndicated survey instrument by Verité Research. This instrument also provides other organisations the opportunity to survey the sentiments of Sri Lanka.

1. Government approval rating | 3% | To the question, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way the current government is working?” only 3% said they approve. In January 2022 this rating was at 10%.

2. Sri Lanka satisfaction | 2% | To the question, “In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in Sri Lanka?” only 2% said they were satisfied. This rating was at 6% in January 2022.

3. Economic confidence | negative (-) 96 | Multiple choice questions on the condition and trajectory of the economy are used to generate an economic confidence score. The score can range from negative (-) 100 to positive (+) 100. A score above zero means more people see the economic conditions positively rather than negatively. If everyone thinks the economy is in either excellent or good condition, and everyone also thinks it is getting better, the score will be (+) 10. If everyone thinks that the economy is in a poor condition, and everyone also thinks it is getting worse, the score will be a (-) 100. No one rated the economic condition as excellent. 1.8% rated it as good; and 1.3% rated it as getting better. The resulting score was a (-) 96. This rating was (-) 83 in January 2022.

Implementation of “Mood of

the Nation”

The poll is based on an island wide nationally representative sample of responses from 1,052 Sri Lankan adults, conducted in June 2022. The sample and methodology was designed to ensure a maximum error margin of under 3% at a 95% confidence interval. The polling partner was Vanguard Survey (Pvt) Ltd.

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Decline in share market in the wake of rate hike reports

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By Hiran H.Senewiratne

CSE trading activities began on a positive note yesterday but during the latter part of the day the market experienced a dip on account of the overall supply chain economy being subjected to a contraction, stemming from the fuel crisis. Consequently, CSE activities were relatively low keyed, market analysts said.

“We are reverting to the negative. There is uncertainty on all fronts, from the political to the economic. Therefore, we are expecting a rate hike on Thursday. This is creating a bit of a cloud and we may see this continuing further, a top market analyst said.

Even if top level decision- making is happening in Sri Lanka the impact is not felt at the grassroots level. This has resulted in unrest in the country, the analyst said.

Amid those developments, both indices moved downwards. The All- Share Price Index went down by 97.9 points and S and P SL20 declined by 34.3 points. Turnover stood at Rs 1.3 billion with one crossing. The crossing was reported in JKH, which crossed 600,000 shares to the tune of Rs 73.2 million, its shares traded at Rs 122.

In the retail market, the top seven companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were; Lanka IOC Rs 611 million (7.3 million shares traded), Expolanka Holdings Rs 173.9 million (one million shares traded). LOLC Holdings Rs 47.4 million (120,000 sha4es traded), Hayleys PLC Rs 46.5 million (697.000 shares traded), Browns Investments Rs 46.3 million (6.4 million shares traded), JKH Rs 21 million (173,000 shares traded) and Softlogic Holdings Rs 20.5 million (794,000 shares traded). During the day 109 million share volumes changed hands in 15000 transactions.

The International Monetary Fund said last Thursday its talks with crisis-hit Sri Lanka had been “constructive”, thereby raising hopes it would soon grant preliminary approval for a desperately needed financial support package, observers said.

Meanwhile, the Colombo Consumer Price index rose 54.6 per cent year-on-year in June against a 39.1 per cent rise in May, according to the Statistics Department.

Yesterday the US dollar rate was Rs 360.73, which is now being controlled due to the prudent fiscal and monetary policies of the Central Bank.

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Dialog Club vision members receive access to an exclusive screening of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’

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In a bold and breath-taking new global adventure, the epic conclusion to the Jurassic film franchise ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ hit theatres across the world on June 10. Just a day after its global premiere, Dialog Club Vision Red members and their loved ones received special access to an exclusive screening of the film at the Kandy City Centre Multiplex on June 11.

The explosive end to the Jurassic era sees two generations of the film’s franchise unite for the first time with Hollywood’s Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard joined by Oscar winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill. Dialog Club Vision members were some of the first to witness the utopian world where Dinosaurs and humans co-exist.

With the best interests of its members and their loved ones at heart, Dialog Club Vision continues to deliver a world of exclusivity and privileges such as personalized care, exclusive discounts and offers, lifestyle and entertainment events and more. To explore more exciting offers available for Dialog Club Vision members, and to learn more about Sri Lanka’s premier loyalty programme, customers can visit the MyDialog App or visit dialog.lk/club-vision

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