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Lanka Walltiles Group recognized as a Great Place to Work

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LWL GPTW Pic#1 – From Left –W M R T C B Weerasekara - Assistant Production Manager, Lanka Tiles PLC, Ms. Gimhani Fonseka - Assistant Manager HR, Lanka Wall Tile PLC, Mahinda Boolasooriya - Manager – HR, Lanka Tiles PLC, Sampath Hettigoda - Senior Production Manager, Lanka Wall Tile PLC, Stanley Yalegama - Factory Manager, Lanka Wall Tile PLC, Prabhath Pupulewaththa - Factory Manager, Lanka Tiles PLC, Mrs. Wajira Nanayakkara - Assistant Genaral Manager (Plant & Technical), Swisstek Ceylon PLC, Athula Hewapathirana - Group HR Manager, Lanka Wall Tile PLC, Kaneru Godagama - Senior Relationship Manager, GPTW, Sithira Karunathilaka - Assistant Manager Marketing, Swisstek Ceylon PLC, Roshan Preethi Kumara - Production Executive, Swisstek Ceylon PLC, Nuwan Priyantha - Assistant Manager HR, Swisstek Aluminum Ltd., PLC, Gihan De Silva - Marketing Manager, Swisstek Aluminum Ltd., . Iiran Udayanga - Factory Manager, Swisstek Aluminum Ltd., & Chandana Dayarathne - Supervisor - HR & Admin, Swisstek Ceylon PLC.

Lanka Walltiles Group is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a Great Place to Work. This prestigious recognition was cemented at the annual Great Place to Work Conference held on November 17, 2021, at the Hilton Colombo. Lanka Walltiles Group received certification as a Great Place to Work for all 4 companies within the Group, which are Lanka Walltiles PLC, Lanka Tiles PLC, Swisstek Ceylon PLC and Swisstek Aluminum Ltd.

Lanka Walltiles PLC and Lanka Tiles PLC have been the market leader as well as the premier wall and floor tile manufacturer and exporter in Sri Lanka for over thirty-five years. Swisstek Ceylon PLC and Swisstek Aluminum Ltd have been part of the Group for more than a decade and have established themselves as key players in their respective fields.

In light of this recent achievement Mr. Mahendra Jayasekera, Managing Director of Lanka Walltiles Group stated, “We are delighted that the Lanka Walltiles Group have been recognized as a great place to work. Our companies have been consistently serving the public for over three decades with products of unmatched quality and consistency and this long-standing success is entirely attributed to our workforce and our vision for the way we treat our employees and the way we work as a company.”

The Great Place to Work ® Certified ™ program recognizes organizations that have undertaken the Great Place to Work® rigorous assessment methodology and organizations are judged on five major categories that include Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, and Camaraderie. All four companies of Lanka Walltiles group scored particularly high under the “Pride” category, which focuses on pride in their employment, team spirit, and corporate image.

Group HR Manager Athula Hewapathirana attributes this accolade by affirming the company’s winning formula is their unique people management philosophy which inculcates the concept of Spiritual Management. This not only increased employee performance and productivity but also helps create a better place to work in and helps companies make the world a better place in general.

Lanka Walltiles Group continues to invest in its employees, as the company firmly believes that the legacy they build is enhanced by the people who build it with them.



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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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