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Police furry heroes’ wellbeing gets a boost

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Dr. Sanjeev Jha, Managing Director & CEO Fairfirst & Ms. Binu Jha with Sujith Wedamulla (SSP), Director, Police Kennels at the official partnership launch of protecting the Sri Lanka K9 Forces for the 2nd consecutive year.

As a company that strongly believes in the value of social Responsibility, Fairfirst recently partnered with the Sri Lanka Police K9 Unit for the 2nd consecutive year to uplift the wellbeing of furry heroes in their line of work. In this light, the K9 Unit of the Sri Lanka Police was offered a free comprehensive pet insurance coverage for the entire year to assist the fur heroes with veterinary expenses and other related expenses that may arise in their work of bravery.

For many years, dogs have been man’s best friend. They have been an integral part in our lives because they support our optimism to progress. The furry heroes of the Sri Lanka Police K9 unit are a true testament to this unconditional relationship. Which is why in all fairness, Fairfirst has taken on the responsibility to support these heroes in return.

Speaking about a continued partnership, Dr Sanjeev Jha, Managing Director & CEO Fairfirst Insurance, said “We have been doing a lot of great work together with the Sri Lankan Police. For us, business is always a force to do good. And protecting 274 highly-trained & specialised canines who are on duty in various tasks to keeping people safe, has given us the delightful opportunity of being the Official Insurance Partner of the Sri Lanka Police K9 Force for the 02nd consecutive year.”

Commenting further, Sujith Wedamulla (SSP), Director, Police Kennels said, “We are glad to continue this great partnership with Fairfirst Insurance. As a leading insurer who gives much prominence to the wellbeing of the society, this initiative will always be a clear indication of the company being a fair and active contributor in the long run.”

As an organisation that lives by the principle of business being a force to do good, Fairfirst has also supported in the country’s fight against the virus with a donation to the ‘Fight for COVID-19 Fund’ along with a donation of Personal Protective Equipment to the forces and healthcare staff across the island. As an extension to this continuous engagement, the Company recently supported the National Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) with a donation to remodel their air ventilation system to provide a safer work and treatment environment for the staff and patients. Furthermore, their focus on building for the future continued with Road Safety Awareness Programmes in partnership with the Sri Lanka Traffic Police to educate school children about the importance of road safety.

Fairfirst is a leading insurance company that is part of the Canadian-based Fairfax Group. Apart from serving individuals, businesses and institutions across this beautiful island, the company has a keen focus and commitment towards the community. Fairfirst believes that business is a force to do good. With good business comes good profits; and with good profits, the chance to give back to the community is twice fold.



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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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