EWIS Director Roseanna Wijayanayake and General Manager Shaharin Nadesapillai receiving the ‘Best Workplace for Women’ award
E-W Information Systems (EWIS) and its group companies emerged victorious with three titles being bestowed at the recently concluded awards presented by Great Place to Work Institute, Sri Lanka for the year 2020.
EWIS together with EWIS Peripherals was recognized among the top 40 Best Workplaces for the fifth year.
EWIS Colombo Limited, Sri Lanka’s first and only fully-fledged Original Device Manufacturing (ODM) plant was ranked among the ‘10 Best Workplaces for Women 2020’ for the second consecutive year.
The company actively promotes women empowerment with a safe and secure environment for the staff, and this is well reflected in its state-of-the-art plant located at Sooriyawewa in Hambantota where over 80 percent of its workforce are women, breaking away from the traditionally male-dominant industry.
EWIS was ranked in the inaugural list of the ‘10 Best Small and Medium IT/ITES Workplaces’ in Sri Lanka. E-W Information Systems is also certified as a ‘Great Workplace’ by Great Place to Work Sri Lanka for the sixth consecutive year.
With a reputation as a pioneer in the country’s ICT industry over 34 years, EWIS continues to embrace and take its people-centric philosophy to greater heights, recognizing that its people are at the heart of everything it does.
“Our staff is our biggest asset. Respect, sharing and caring is a way of life taught by our parents and this is the very same philosophy we follow and embrace at EWIS,’ said EWIS Chairman, Sanjeewa Wickramanayake.
“Our people-focused strategy considers all aspects of the employee experience. Mutual respect and caring for people at workplace is inculcated from inception. This is our strength and success as a team, working towards one vision,’ he added.
The annual awards conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute recognize organizations in Sri Lanka based on the feedback received by their respective employees through an anonymous employee survey, followed by a cultural audit on the practices which drive employee experience.
EWIS operates primarily in the field of IT with diversified interests in numerous businesses, including manufacturing of IT products, ICT infrastructure, software development, peripherals, education and healthcare.
The company is a pioneer in the industry providing their services and knowledge to many nationally significant projects with an undisputed reputation for reliability, dedication and service excellence. As a non-aligned service provider and a local IT company having its own Original Device Manufacturing (ODM) plant, EWIS is ambitious to set its mark in the global technology/IT arena.
Dilmah voted Best Corporate Citizen in Ceylon Chamber Sustainability Awards 2020
Sri Lankan family tea company Dilmah was honoured in Sri Lanka’s apex corporate sustainability awards, as one of two recipients of the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award for Sri Lanka in 2020, a company news release said.
“Dilmah won in the category of Businesses with Less than Rs. 15 Billion Annual Turnover based on complex criteria linked to social, environmental and economic value, compliance, resilience, stakeholder management and crisis response. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce award is judged annually – now in its 17th year – in an exhaustive process steered by a panel of eminent judges. The Best Corporate Citizen in the category of Businesses with greater than Rs. 15 Billion Annual Turnover was won by Ceylon Biscuits Ltd, also a Sri Lankan family business,” it said.
In addition to the coveted top award, Dilmah won category awards for Customer Relations, Environment Beyond the Business and was chosen as one of the Top 10 Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka. The company stands out in its achievement as a family owned business with a singular focus on tea, among conglomerates and finance houses that form the top 10.
“Dilmah was formed by Founder, Merrill J. Fernando, on an unequivocal commitment to human service. The context was the colonial economic system that persisted in the tea industry in the 1950s, vestiges of which are evident even today in inadequate value addition to Sri Lanka’s high-quality tea and spices. The award scrutinised each finalists’ performance in areas including sustainability and business resilience in the wake of COVID-19, packaging sustainability, customer relations, commitment to environment and social development initiatives,” the release said.
Merrill J. Fernando, who recently celebrated his 70th year in tea is recognized as the face of fine Ceylon Tea in several countries where he started his business inviting tea drinkers to, ‘do try it!’ He commented on hearing of the accolade, ‘Mine was a simple wish – to present the finest tea with quality and integrity. What people call sustainability is a way of life for my sons and I. This award is a humbling accolade, because my journey in tea was marked more by criticism than appreciation.’
A minimum 15% of the company’s pre-tax profits directly benefit humanity through the work of the MJF Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation, both formed to fulfill the company’s commitment to community and environment. The Dilmah philosophy has touched the lives of thousands through programmes for disabled children, empowerment initiatives for women, youth and communities. The company became carbon neutral in 2019 and plans to be carbon negative by 2030.
Vision Care opens 60th branch at Medihelp Hospital in Homagama
Vision Care, Sri Lanka’s premier eye care solutions provider, opened its 60th branch at Medihelp Hospital located at High-level road, Homagama. Present at the momentous opening were Chief Guest Dr. Prasad Pathirana – Eye Surgeon, Horana Base Hospital and Chandika Wijesiriwardana – Executive Director, Medihelp Hospitals, who graced the event.
“Vision Care has entered into a strategic partnership with Medihelp Hospitals to enhance the hospital’s eye care offering. Vision Care is focused on expanding its optical services to selected Medihelp Hospitals’ locations, thereby eventually covering all major districts in the country,” a news release issued in connection with the event said.
It said the new location offers a wide collection of affordable eyewear and specialized services such as primary eye examination, refraction, contact lens assessment, eye pressure diagnostics, hearing aids and other related services.
Kangaroo Cabs adopt strict measures to safeguard customers against Covid-19
Kangaroo Cabs (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka’s leading cab service provider trusted by customers for the past 33 years, has adopted many stringent measures to ensure customer safety against Covid-19.
This includes providing hand sanitizers, touchless thermometers and face masks to all drivers registered under Kangaroo Cabs. They are advised strictly to follow health guidelines and pay attention to safeguard their valued customers. Customers’ body temperature is checked and hand sanitization provided before every trip.
The car is sanitized at the end of every journey to ensure the safety of the next customer and the drivers. Drivers are advised to wear face masks and follow health guidelines right throughout the journey. Precautions and safety measures are a top priority at Kangaroo Cabs.
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