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LOLC Al-Falaah bags multiple accolades at SLIBFI 2019/20

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Reaffirming its status as Sri Lanka’s most awarded Alternate Financial services brand, LOLC Al-Falaah won multiple awards at the 9th Sri Lanka Islamic Banking & Finance Industry (SLIBFI) awards which was held virtually for the first time.

LOLC Al-Falaah won the ‘Gold’ award for ‘Leasing Company of the year’ with a ‘Silver’ award for ‘Window of the year’ and a ‘Bronze’ award for ‘Entity of the year’ for the financial year 2019/20. Furthermore, the company’s ‘Mudharabah super saver’ account introduced earlier in the year won a ‘Merit’ award for the category of ‘Product of the year for 2019/20’. Another key accolade under the category ‘Rising Islamic Finance Personality of the year for financial year 2019/20 was awarded to LOLC Al-Falaah’s In-house Scholar Advisor, Ash-Shaikh Ubaidullah Iqbal.

Held for the ninth consecutive year, the SLIBFI awards are the most prestigious awards organised within the Alternate Financial services industry of Sri Lanka to recognise individuals and institutions that made significant contributions to the industry during the 2019/20 financial year. UTO EduConsult organises the SLIBFI Awards in conjunction with KPMG, whose key role is to ensure an impartial evaluation process. An independent panel of judges of repute, under the guidance of KPMG, also assists in the final adjudications. The SLIBFI Awards take into consideration the performances of licensed commercial banks, finance institutions, insurance providers, capital market funds, and education institutes.

Commenting on the achievements, Shiraz Refai, Deputy General Manager of LOLC Al-Falaah said, “We are truly pleased with these multiple wins, this year too. This could not have been possible without the continued patronage and support of our valued customers, all stakeholders and the dedication of our talented staff across the LOLC Finance branch network for their untiring dedication and effort which has propelled LOLC Al-Falaah to become the most trusted brand in Sri Lanka for Alternate Financial services. Our commitment is emphasised further, as the SLIBFI recognition for ‘Upcoming Young Industry Talent’ was secured by one of our very own”.

Krishan Thilakaratne, LOLC Group Head of Alternate Finance said, “I believe that LOLC AL-Falaah’s winning streak is purely due to the trust and confidence that our customers have placed in us. Added with our talent pool to build strengthened relationships with all stakeholders, LOLC Al-Falaah will continue to be a household name as always”.

LOLC Al-Falaah, with over a decade of experience in the Alternate Finance landscape of Sri Lanka, functions directly under the auspices of LOLC Finance PLC, which is Sri Lanka’s largest non-banking financial institution (NBFI). LOLC Finance which is a regulated Finance Company of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is rated [SL] A with stable outlook by ICRA Lanka Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICRA Ltd.



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Hemas Consumer strengthens portfolio with L’Oréal partnership in Sri Lanka

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Hemas Consumer, the leading manufacturer and distributor in Sri Lanka’s beauty and personal care sector has strengthened its portfolio of offerings in a groundbreaking partnership with the world’s number one beauty company, L’Oréal. With this partnership Hemas Consumer obtains distributor rights to leverage its sales network and innovative marketing approaches in taking L’Oréal’s wide range of beauty and personal care brands across Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Managing Director, Hemas Consumer & Executive Director Hemas Group said, “We have spent over fifty years building successful and strong consumer brands in Sri Lanka. In keeping with our promise of consumer delight and trust, we are elated to partner a world-class cosmetics group like L’Oréal expanding our existing portfolio with the world’s most sought-after beauty and personal care products.

We are well equipped in our distribution process with island-wide sales channels to serve all parts of the country. I believe this partnership will revolutionize Sri Lanka’s beauty care industry and more prospects await as we continue to look ahead with L’Oréal.”

Sabrina Esufally, Director Business Development and Innovation at Hemas Consumer said, “This partnership will enable Sri Lankans to access the iconic brands and solutions created through years of research and innovation by L’Oréal. In the fast evolving and dynamic beauty industry, the combined strength of Hemas’s local heritage and penetration, and L’Oréal’s global technology and trust is the perfect recipe for consumer delight.”

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DFCC Bank supports industrial excellence by partnering CNCI Achiever Awards

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DFCC Bank PLC, stepped up once again for the 3rd consecutive year to partner with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) as the principal sponsor and official banking partner of the CNCI Achiever Awards 2020.

The CNCI Achiever Awards was held for the 19th consecutive time to recognize the outstanding efforts of exceptional performers who have molded their respective industries with innovative solutions, while overcoming challenges and meeting the demands of their clientele. This year, the event was recently held under strict health guidelines at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank PLC Lakshman Silva stated, “We are pleased to have partnered with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), as the Main Sponsor and Official Banking Partner of the 19th CNCI Achiever Awards 2020. DFCC is honored to partner in reconciling successful Sri Lankan businesses from various industrial sectors. Our partnership with this prestigious awards programme aligns seamlessly with our commitment to foster and reward industrial growth across the country and support local entrepreneurs in MSME & SME sectors.”

 

 

 

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Lanka SSL triumphs with National Gold and Top Ten Awards

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CNCI Achiever Awards 2020

Lanka Special Steel Limited (Lanka SSL), a trusted name in wires and a fully-owned subsidiary of E B Creasy & Company PLC, was recently awarded the coveted National Gold Award under the Extra Large category in the Manufacturing Sector at the Achiever Awards 2020 for Industrial Excellence.

The annual event organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was held in March 2021 at Colombo, and celebrated some of the leading industrialists in the country for their tremendous and continued efforts in uplifting and promoting quality standards, productivity, growth and strategy, R&D, employee welfare and others whilst contributing to both the society and economy at large.

‘We are immensely proud to have been recognized with two very prominent awards at this year’s CNCI Achiever Awards. It is a huge leap from just winning a Merit Award the last time around, and this incredible achievement certainly reflects our highly ambitious plans to strive for continued excellence. We would like to thank our valued customers and all stakeholders. We are grateful to our hardworking and committed staff at Lanka SSL who have made this possible,’ said Pravin De Silva, CEO of Lanka SSL.

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