Ceylinco Life recently laid the foundation stone for the construction of a classroom for the Pelpola Kanishta Vidyalaya in Galpatha, Kalutara, and has conducted two more free medical camps under its ‘Waidya Hamuwa’ programme, demonstrating the Company’s continued commitment to chosen community causes despite the prevailing socio-economic challenges.
The life insurance leader has donated classroom buildings to 84 schools to date and said it will donate the construction material required for the latest classroom building, despite the escalating costs of such materials. The school community has agreed to contribute the labour, and the project will be coordinated by Ceylinco Life’s Horana branch. This is the second classroom donation initiative for the year by Ceylinco Life under this long-running community programme.
Meanwhile, under its health-related community initiatives, Ceylinco Life conducted two more medical camps in the Matale and Kandy districts. These are the fourth and fifth ‘Waidya Hamuwa’ programmes for the year after the Company resumed its community health screening initiative in May.
The latest medical camps were held at the Madawala Ulpotha Gonagala Maha Vihara in Matale and at the Welivita Sri Sangaraja K.V. school in Kandy, to which Ceylinco Life had previously donated a classroom.
These camps benefited over 400 people by providing free access to doctors and health screenings. Electrocardiograms, vision and body mass index (BMI) checks, and tests for fasting blood sugar, random blood sugar, and cholesterol were administered at these camps. Patients diagnosed with health concerns and diseases such as hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, hypertension, varicose veins and heart ailments were prescribed medication, given medical advice and suggestions to make healthy lifestyle changes.
The latest health camps were organised by the staff of the Ceylinco Life Head Office and branches in Matale, Pilimatalawa and Rambukkana. To date, Ceylinco Life’s Waidya Hamuwa programme has benefitted more than 146,00 people via 392 ‘Waidya Hamuwa’ camps across the country.
The winner of the ‘CSR Brand of the Year – Silver’ award presented by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) in 2020 and 2021, Ceylinco Life was adjudged the ‘Most Valuable Life Insurance Brand in Sri Lanka’ by Brand Finance and certified a ‘Great Workplace’ in Sri Lanka for the third consecutive year in 2022. The Company was named Sri Lanka’s Service Brand of the Year by SLIM in 2021 and the winner of the SLIM Kantar Peoples Award as the Most Popular Life Insurance Company in Sri Lanka for the 16th consecutive year. Ceylinco Life has been the country’s leading life insurer for more than half of the 34 years it has been in existence. Other accolades won in respect of 2021 include the ‘Most Popular Service Provider’ in Sri Lanka’s Life Insurance industry in 2021 by LMD, the ‘Most Valuable Life Insurance Brand’ in Sri Lanka by Brand Finance, and one of the 10 Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka by the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and one of the 10 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka’s Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector by Great Place to Work.
Ceylinco Life has close to a million lives covered by active policies and provides innovative life insurance solutions which offer protection while de-risking the goals and ambitions of the Company’s policyholders.