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Construct 2020 brings the No. 1 Construction exhibition in Sri Lanka

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CINNOMON GRAND, COLOMBO –

National Construction Association of Sri Lanka ( NCASL), today launched the premier Construction Exhibition with a decade long success story as its 20th consecutive exhibition. The 2020 edition, presented at the Oak room of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel with revolutionary hi-tech, Smart, Future shaping and consumer focused approach.

Construct 2020 has marked its position as,‟ Sri Lanka‟s No 1 Construction Exhibition” to provide services on all construction needs of the nation. The exhibition is scheduled to be held on 20th , 21st and 22nd of November 2020, at the Bandaranayaike Memorial International Conference Hall ( BMICH ), Sirimavo Bandaranaike Exhibition Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The exhibition will expose visitors to the vast number of choices and alternatives in Housing and construction with close to 250 trade stalls including reputed brands as partners and expected to be hosted at the exhibition.

Sri Lanka‟s largest and most promising construction industry related exhibition showcasing building materials, building services and construction equipment among a wide range of other standardized services.

The Chairman NCASL, Mr. Susantha Liyanarachchi speaking at the occasion said that it was a tremendous achievement to successfully complete 20 years and that 2020 marks a new era for the exhibition. He highlighted that the exhibition is highly focused on the segmentation and specifically focused in consumer needs with the strong belief that a solid foundation with high quality service is the key to success rather than organizing just a construction trade fair. Construct 2020 Committee Chairman Mr. N.G.K.Karunawansa addressed the gathering and said that the exhibition will be conducted by following the Covid 19 health guidelines introduced by the Ministry of Health.

The exhibition will be productive to all stakeholders with a vision of the future development. Anyone who is visiting the exhibition will benefit from the maturity and experience of the event where his/her expectations are fullfiled with utmost satisfaction. Committee Chairman futher stressed that this is the most important area that empowers any individual to make effective choices among options and participation would also benefit by passing on information to others.

2020 edition partners are Alumex PLC as the Platinum Sponsor, Mascons Group as the Gold Sponsor, Nippon Paint as the Silver Sponsor, Elcardo Industries (Pvt) Ltd as the Bronze Sponsor.

Home Land Skyline Pvt Ltd is the Official Real Estate Partner and Anuradhapura Holdings Pvt Ltd is the Official Paving Partner.

Construct 2020 sponsors and partners have officially handed over their sponsorships to officials of Construct. Construct Committee members and NCASL officials invited all who are aspiring construction to visit Construct 2020 in their new journey and benefit from the vast opportunities that will be present at the expo.

Further information may be found at www.constructexhibition.lk

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Union Assurance empowers its policyholders by introducing free COVID-19 life coverage

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Union Assurance PLC being one of the largest insurance solution providers in Sri Lanka has further established their commitment towards the nation by staying true to its promise, ‘Your Life, Our Strength’. In turbulent times such as COVID-19, the company has taken initiative to persevere and adapt by responding to customers’ needs irrespective of the unanticipated circumstances presented.

The free COVID-19 cover has been reinstated to support both existing and new policyholders to ensure additional protection during these uncertain times. The cover provides a free death cover up to a maximum of LKR 1 million per policyholder. This free cover is valid for a period of one month commencing from 02nd November 2020 to 01st December 2020.
Union Assurance was also recognized as one of the first life insurance companies to offer hospital cash benefits for quarantine treatments since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka. The company therefore assures all its valued policyholders this initiative would be continued in which hospitalization per day claims directly resulting from COVID-19 will be considered from 20th October to 31st December 2020.

Amidst grave adversity Union Assurance strives to provide its unwavering commitment in offering the best in class protection coverages to its policyholders while ensuring that their families are financially empowered to face any challenge and uncertainty.

Jude Gomes, Chief Executive Officer of Union Assurance stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health, economic and social crisis and has affected people from all walks of life. We offer this timely protection cover free of charge to provide our policyholders the added peace of mind that the future of their families will be secured during these uncertain times. The specialty of this cover is that it is not just limited to our existing policyholders but is also offered to new customers and thereby giving Sri Lankans access to secure the future of their families.”

To obtain more information about this free COIVD 19 cover, call the Union Assurance 24-hour hotline on 1330, email: info@unionassurance.com; or chat with the company on www.unionassurance.com
Union Assurance is the oldest private life insurer in Sri Lanka, and is a member of the John Keells Group, Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate. Union Assurance completes over three decades of success in the industry with a market capitalization of Rs. 18 Bn, a Life Fund of Rs. 38 Bn and a Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) of 434% as at August 2020. Set to empower the Sri Lankan Dream, Union Assurance offers Life Insurance solutions that cover education, health, protection, retirement, and investment needs of Sri Lankans. With 76 branches and an over 3000-strong workforce, Union Assurance continues to invest in people, products, and processes to remain agile and responsive to emerging changes in the Life Insurance industry.

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Seylan Bank partners with Mastercard to facilitate MasterCard Payment Gateway Services

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Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart, recently partnered with Mastercard to integrate MasterCard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS) – a technology platform to enable easy and secure acceptance of a wide range of digital payment methods for Seylan customers.

As the need for digitization of banking products and services grows globally, banks are continuing to evolve their Internet Payment Gateways (IPG) to introduce new technologies offering heightened customer convenience and security of digital transactions. By partnering with Mastercard and facilitating the MPGS platform, Seylan customers, merchants, and industry partners will benefit from a range of features, delivering an enhanced user experience.

Commenting on this, Chaminda Senewiratne – Head of Digital Banking Channels at Seylan Bank said “The MasterCard Payment Gateway Service will transform digital transactions, further eliminating the need for cash payments. We at Seylan Bank, are proud to partner with Mastercard, one of the world’s leading payment platforms to offer our customers the MPGS service. Our customers can now experience an elevated, secure, reliable, and fast digital payment process, making the payment gateway a desirable channel giving merchants a chance to take their businesses global and accept payments from customers through the gateway.

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AIA Wealth Planner Krishan Dassanayaka internationally honoured

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AIA Insurance’s Wealth Planner, Krishan Wasantha Dassanayaka, has been honoured by the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) with an invitation to serve on the Membership Communications Committee (MCC) as Country Chair for Sri Lanka, AIA said in a news release.

The MCC is a network of more than 400 members worldwide who are responsible for promoting MDRT and communicating information to current and aspiring members, companies, and other industry organizations and reporting the needs and concerns of members to the MDRT Executive Committee and MDRT headquarters in the USA.

It is a global and independent association that is internationally recognised as the standard of excellence in life insurance and financial services. MDRT has an overall membership of 72,000 from over 500 companies in 70 countries. Its members are required to generate a certain level of premium, commission and income, and demonstrate professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service.

AIA said Dassanayake’s was an outstanding achievement both personally and professionally and one which has brought great pride to person and organization.

“With this prestigious new appointment, Krishan will work with the global MDRT team for innovative ideation, groundbreaking implementation and achieving high-quality results,” the release said.

Having joined AIA Insurance as a Wealth Planner in 2003, he has always been a top performer and source of pride to the organisation and had won a host of national awards including the Golden Eagle (2009) and Silver Eagle several times as well as being recognized by AIA as a ‘Premier Wealth Planner’ for six straight years and as a ‘Supreme Wealth Planner’ for four years running.

 

 

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