Siyapatha Finance PLC has won the Transformation Excellence Award at the 2021 globally acclaimed Infosys Finacle Innovation Awards, reiterating the strength and excellence of the organization’s digital transformation ecosystem. Siyapatha Finance is the first company in the non-banking industry in Sri Lanka to implement a digital leasing operation with Infosys Finacle to improve efficiencies and deliver a fast service to its customer base.
“We are honored and absolutely delighted to be recognized for our efforts on a global platform such as the Infosys Finacle Innovation Awards. This reflects the continued success of the organization’s digitization agenda and our steadfast commitment to continuously improving our IT applications”, stated Ananda Seneviratne, Managing Director Siyapatha Finance PLC. “The company’s digital strategy is focused on prioritizing new offering to meet the needs of its customer. We use technology as an enabler to empower our customers to go the extra mile and with the implementation of this new digital leasing operation, our customers will now be entitled to more robust conveniences.”
As an organization that is keen to adopt initiatives that will enhance its digital service offering to customers, Siyapatha Finance is continuously innovating and working to introduce easy to use solutions via the latest technologies. Leveraging the cutting-edge Infosys Finacle Core banking solution, the organization is also better positioned to offer customers improved delivery of financial services.
“Siyapatha Finance PLC considers it a distinct privilege to have been recognized for the Infosys Finacle Client Innovation Award 2021, for its Digital Leasing Platforms. As a subsidiary of Sampath Bank PLC, we have undertaken a strategic transformation program to introduce technological innovations designed to improve our IT processes. A key focus area includes deepening financial inclusion in Sri Lanka with the introduction of innovative products & services. This partnership with Infosys Finacle further strengths our commitment towards transforming our organization to provide cutting edge fintech services with full automation” commented Manjula Balasuriya, Manager IT.
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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