Sri Lanka’s most innovative transport services management provider, Oki Doki (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Expolanka Holdings PLC, recently secured a rank at the Great Place to Work 2022 list. This recognition is a testament to the dynamic and resilient workplace culture which is nurtured at Oki Doki.
Great Place to Work Sri Lanka presents organizations a spot in their annual list of Best Places to Work by following rigorous research involving confidential surveys and culture audits. Through a specific focus on obtaining employees’ perspective into an organization’s work culture, the best workplaces in Sri Lanka for 2022 by Great Places to Work is a statement that an organization has differentiated itself by creating a great place to work for employees and established itself as an employer of choice.
“It is a great honour to be recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute. It further reinforces Oki Doki’s commitment to foster a dynamic, innovative, and open work environment where employees can thrive and excel in their careers and exceed industry expectations. With technological disruptions at the helm of our operations, this recognition further hones our dedication to a foresight and innovation lead work culture. This is indeed a reflection of our continued commitment to the team, those who are at the nucleus of what we do,” said the Founder/ Director of Oki Doki Saif Yusoof.
Great Place to Work ratings measures companies’ capacity to earn an employees’ trust. This is a valuable metric for anyone who wishes to engage with Oki Doki either as an employee or a business partner.
“Great Place to Work certification is an ideal validation for the immense effort demonstrated by our valued staff and the exemplary work environment which encourage diversity and inclusion, which strongly influences the collaborative and open work environment we foster at Oki Doki.” Commented, Farhana Nazeer – Deputy General Manager, Human Resources.
Further, Oki Doki’s Transport Management System (TMS) is a Merit Award winner under the Industrial Transport category at the 2019 APICTA, which has further propelled the transportation solutions provider to have acute foresight and serve their customers better. The award came in recognition of TMS’s unique and highly configurable, and customizable features that make ordinary logistical tracking efficient. Oki Doki’s high-tech tracking system also provides clients with alerts, live status updates, GPS enabled tracking, revenue management, and data performance monitoring as well.
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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