Ceylinco Life has formally declared open its new branch building in Horana, purpose-built to the new eco-friendly model developed by the company for branches constructed on company-owned land.
The new two-storey building of 5,870 square feet occupies a prime location on the Horana – Panadura Road. It has provision to expand to four storeys, is designed for optimal use of natural light and is entirely solar powered. The building is also equipped with the latest energy efficient lighting and air conditioning systems and has a facility for rainwater harvesting.
Ceylinco Life recently opened a similarly designed larger branch building in Panadura as part of the company’s steadily-progressing plan to convert as many branches as possible to sustainable energy.
Among Ceylinco Life’s branch buildings designed to the new environment-friendly model are those at Wennappuwa, Trincolmalee, Bandarawela, Panadura and Horana. The company also owns the buildings housing its offices in Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Kandy, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Tissamaharama, Negombo, Ratnapura, Kotahena and Mount Lavinia, and some of them have been converted to solar energy.
Ceylinco Life’s head office building at Havelock Road, Colombo 5 has also broken new ground in the sphere of eco-friendly operations with the installation of the biggest solar electricity system in the city of Colombo to date, with an investment of Rs 13.7 million to generate 63.18kW.
The company operates the largest network of 250 branches in Sri Lanka’s life insurance industry, giving it a physical presence in 142 cities, towns and villages in every one of the island’s 25 districts.
The market leader in Sri Lanka’s life insurance sector since 2004, Ceylinco Life has close to a million lives covered by active policies. The company is acknowledged as the benchmark for innovation in the local insurance industry for its work in product research and development, customer service, professional development and corporate social responsibility.