LAUGFS Gas PLC held up the prestigious Gold Award in triumph in the Power & Energy sector at the 56th Annual Report Awards organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). Being the eighth consecutive award received by the company, this year’s victory extends LAUGFS Gas’s winning streak at this elegantly prestigious event.
LAUGFS Gas, a forerunner in Sri Lanka’s power and energy sector, aims to provide profitable and valuable returns to its customers as well as its stakeholders. Using the globally recognized Global Reporting Index (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standard, LAUGFS Gas creates a clear and consistent framework that promotes effective financial reporting.
“We, at LAUGFS are honoured to receive this dignified Gold Award in the Power and Energy sector at the 56th Annual Report Awards, organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. Achieving such recognition was only possible due to the hard work and commitment of the LAUGFS team, who supported and strengthened us to reach this height. Being awarded this high-profile recognition for eight consecutive award ceremonies, we are committed to continue the equitable and sustainable service to our customers in the coming years”, stated LAUGFS Gas PLC Chief Executive Officer, Chaminda Ediriwickrama.
Having entered the local LPG industry in 2001, LAUGFS Gas has grown exponentially to power the nation with LPG solutions, as a trusted brand that is synonymous with quality and consistency. With an expansive network of over 8200 dealers and 31 distributors throughout requirements. The nationwide sales and distribution network is supported by a modern fleet of LPG tankers and a state-of-the-art 33,150 MT storage and filling facility in both Hambantota and Mabima operated with the highest international safety standards. LAUGFS Gas PLC, a subsidiary of the diversified business conglomerate LAUGFS Holdings Limited, was the first energy company to be listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange.
LAUGFS Holdings Limited is one of the largest diversified business conglomerates and a trusted and well-loved home-grown business in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1995, today, LAUGFS has expanded across 20 industries in Sri Lanka and overseas, establishing a strong presence as a leader and pioneer in the power and energy, retail, industrial, services, leisure, and logistics sectors. With over 3,500 employees and an annual turnover exceeding Rs. 60 billion, LAUGFS continues to expand and empower millions as a trusted Sri Lankan brand.
Wing Commander (Retd.) D. Pradeep S. Kannangara elected president, Industrial Security Foundation
The Industrial Security Foundation (ISF) which acts as the sole organization in Sri Lanka to represent the Private Security industry having incorporated by an Act passed in the Parliament, Act No. 51 of 1999, elected Wing Commander (Retd.) Pradeep Kannangara as its President for the years 2022/2023 at its 30th annual General Meeting which was held at the PIM Auditorium in Borella. Wing Commander Pradeep Kannangara was appointed President while 14 other members were appointed to the Executive Committee, strengthening the ISF in order to drive and uplift the standards of the private security industry in Sri Lanka.
He has served on the ExCo consecutively since 2012 under four different presidents where he held the positions of Senior Vice President during the last three consecutive years. He has also been a committed member of the ISF and was awarded prestigious coveted FISF title due to his many valuable contributions to the organization and the Private Security Industry in Sri Lanka in 2012.
Wing Commander Kannangara’s journey into private security began after a successful career in the Sri Lanka Air Force for over 24 years where he served in many capacities finally being the Officer Commanding of the Special Air Borne Force. A recipient of the Ranasura Padakkama (RSP) Gallantry award for his bravery, sacrifices and service to the nation by the President of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in 1990. He holds a Master’s in business management from the Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia too and serves as a Board Director in AB Securitas (Private) Limited in Sri Lanka and AB Securitas Bangladesh Limited.
Kitchen & Bedroom reaffirms its partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka
Kitchen & Bedroom, a name synonymous in the interior designing and furniture sector in the country recently celebrated its long-standing partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka during the latter’s 12th year anniversary celebratory event, reaffirming its ambitious plans to further strengthen and explore the numerous opportunities available here.
Häfele Sri Lanka, part of Häfele India which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hafele Global network, is a technology partner for various projects and initiatives of Kitchen & Bedroom. Both the companies operate in the interior design space, sharing their cumulative knowledge and expertise to provide extensive and personalized solutions catering to domestic requirements.
‘We take great pride in our association with Häfele Sri Lanka having exchanged and collaborated on many projects both commercial and household. We share similar values such as providing high quality, sustainable, functional and customized solutions to our customers, and most importantly to guide them through every aspect and step of the project and how best we could bring out their desired design,’ said Dr. Sacquaff, Kitchen & Bedroom Group CEO.
DSI strengthens its islandwide presence with three new showrooms
Amid the prevailing economic hardships faced by Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’s premier footwear brand DSI recently expanded its islandwide presence in the country with the opening of three new showrooms in Kahawatta, Akuressa, and Chavakachcheri, with the aim of offering greater access to its diversified product range to a wider customer base.
Gracing the special occasion, the showrooms were declared open by D. Samson & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd. Managing Director Thusitha Rajapaksa, in the presence of Director Asanka Rajapaksa, General Manager Pradeep Samarathunga, National Sales Manager – Retail Sales Naleen Weerawardana, invitees, and well-wishers.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Thusitha Rajapaksa stated: “We are excited about expanding DSI wings to three new locations. Despite the ongoing economic conditions of the country, we took a call to take a proactive measure to expand our islandwide presence. While it has been a challenge, the commitment and hard work of our team has made it possible to serve our loyal customers better, and we are confident that we will be able to continue these efforts in the future as well.”
DSI is renowned for its well-trained staff who offer exceptional customer service. The three new DSI showrooms prioritize providing a unique service and customer support to make purchasing further convenient for the customer.
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