Awards ceremony at the Korea Press Federation which honoured Sri Lankan embassy
The Korea Press Federation and Seoul Press Club, the premier media institution in Seoul, honored the ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Korea, Dr. A. Saj U. Mendis, for promoting, aggrandizing and enhancing international friendship and diplomacy and mutual national development between the Republic of Korea and Sri Lanka, including the peoples of the two countries, at this mega event.
The aforementioned award was bestowed on Dr. Mendis by Korea Press Federation and was attended by a number of National State Assembly Members (Members of Parliament), Diplomatic Corps, corporate leaders and captains of industry of the RoK, academia and a large contingent of media personnel from both electronic and print, amongst others.
The aforementioned award was bestowed by senior National State Assembly Member of the Parliament of the RoK, Kim Haejae. After the award ceremony, Ambassador Dr. Mendis addressed the gathering, during which, he expressed deep gratitude to the government and the peoples of the Republic of Korea for extending assistance, cooperation, facilitation and collaboration for the betterment and advancement of Sri Lanka during the last three decades. He further added that the RoK is home to over 22,000 Sri Lankan expatriates/migrants, who live and work comfortably in the RoK, thus providing much needed foreign exchange to Sri Lanka.
Dr. Mendis, in the presence of a number of National State Assembly Members, enunciated and entreated the relevant authorities of the RoK to receive not only the re-entry workers but also the new-entry workers from Sri Lanka since they have been literally stuck in Sri Lanka after duly passing the Korean language examination and other concomitant necessities to secure employment in the RoK. He also added that out of a total of 22,000 Sri Lankan migrants in the RoK, only about a two dozens of Sri Lankan nationals had ever contracted COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Dr. Mendis also paralleled and equated, during his address, that Sri Lanka today is what RoK was in mid 1980s and earnestly requested the select audience, including corporate leaders, to partner with Sri Lanka in its economic advancement and augmentation as Sri Lanka is well poised and strategically positioned to rise, similar to the unprecedented rise and advancement of the RoK, thus becoming the 10th largest economy in the world and the fourth largest economy of Asia.
Dr. Mendis prognosticated that within the next couple of decades, the advancement and rise of Sri Lanka would be known as “Miracle on Kelani River” similar to “Miracle on Han River” of the RoK or “Miracle on Rhine River” of the then West Germany.
Pelwatte Dairy-led Chef’s Guild supported Chef Event energises Sri Lanka tourism
Pelwatte Dairy, the leading local dairy brand in Sri Lanka that produces a range of dairy products and saves valuable foreign exchange, recently stepped into promoting a cornerstone in Sri Lanka’s culinary and hospitality sectors, the chefs of Sri Lanka.
The Chef Event held at Amagi Aria Hotel, Negombo, and organized by Pelwatte Dairy in partnership with the Chef’s Guild of Lanka, became a viable networking platform for the culinary experts while also giving a significant boost to their professional and skills development. The other partner of the event was the Amagi Aria Hotel.
SLT-MOBITEL Enterprise becomes SriLankan Airlines’ total communication solutions provider
SLT-MOBITEL Enterprise, the National ICT Solutions Provider, dedicated in their service to delivering best-in-class technology for the enterprise segment has signed a bilateral agreement with SriLankan Airlines with the support of Millennium IT ESP. The Managed Services Excellence event was held recently at the Jetwing Blue Hotel in Negombo.
Under this agreement, SLT-MOBITEL Enterprise will manage Service Solutions for SriLankan Airlines including Data Networking Services, Enterprise Business Internet Services, Wi-Fi Services including equipment and infrastructure, and Voice solutions.
“SLT-MOBITEL is proud to partner with SriLankan Airlines in delivering the best possible communication solutions. This partnership builds upon the strong history of collaboration between our two companies and demonstrates our shared commitment to serving Sri Lanka. By leveraging SLT-MOBITEL’s enterprise-grade services and solutions and Millennium IT ESP’s expertise, SriLankan Airlines will be able to operate more efficiently and better serve our country and its citizens,” said Janaka R. Abeysinghe, CEO of SLT.
Orient Finance earns Great Place to Work Certification for second year
Orient Finance PLC, a member of the Janashakthi Group, has received the prestigious Great Place to Work® Certification™ for the 2nd consecutive year reinforcing their position as a great workplace in Sri Lanka, and reflecting the company’s dedication to fostering a positive work culture for their employees who are considered the organization’s most valuable assets.
Great Place to Work® is an independent analyst that conducts anonymous employee surveys and culture audits to evaluate workplace practices and culture. Based on their analysis, they help organizations develop high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures that promote employee well-being and business success. To become certified, companies undergo a thorough vetting process that includes employee feedback, workplace policies, and practices. The Certification™ is based on a rigorous evaluation of company culture, which includes an assessment of trust, fairness, respect, and camaraderie in the workplace.
Orient Finance, as they celebrate this noteworthy achievement, also highlights the organization’s participation rate of 81% in the Great Place to Work® Trust Index© employee perception survey that indicates the commitment of their employees for engagement, and receptiveness to take action in order to build an exceptional workplace culture.
Orient Finance considers a supportive and optimistic work environment to be crucial to the success of the overall organization. Weighing on this, Director / Chief Executive Officer K.M.M. Jabir shared his thoughts: “Receiving the Great Place to Work® Certification™ for a second year has confirmed that our ongoing efforts to cultivate a thriving workplace culture have been successful. We are proud of this achievement, but we understand the importance of leveraging it to further improve employee experiences, engagement, and retention. We remain committed to fostering a positive and supportive work environment that encourages innovation and creativity, as we believe that this is crucial for any organization to succeed.”
Progressively, Orient Finance PLC has established itself as a customer-focused financial service provider that prioritizes innovation and offers exceptional products and customer service. With 31 branches across Sri Lanka, the company provides an array of tailored financial services which includes mobilization of Deposits, Savings Accounts, Leasing, Hire Purchase, Gold Loans, Alternative Finance Solutions, Corporate Financing and more.
The Company is a member of the Janshakthi Group, which operates in the finance, insurance, and investment sectors. The ‘Janashakthi’ brand embodies a strong culture of unity and collaboration, rooted in the Group’s values of ethics, honesty, transparency, performance, respect, and collaboration. The Group also promotes diversity and merit-based decisions as part of its growth culture initiatives, creating a vibrant and rewarding workplace for all employees.
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