Ceylinco Life has commenced the new year on a Green note, declaring open a new purpose-built eco-friendly building for its branch in Chilaw.
The two-storey, 6,000 square foot building at No 90 A, Kurunegala Road, Chilaw was declared open on 16th January to mark on the life insurance leader’s 30th anniversary which fell on 14th January. It stands on land owned by the company.
Designed for optimal use of natural light and entirely solar powered with a generating capacity of 20kW, the new building was built with minimal use of timber, is equipped with the latest energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems, has a facility for rainwater harvesting and its own car park. Conforming to the ‘Go Green’ programme of Ceylinco Life, all trees on the property were preserved during construction.
Besides space for branch operations and customer services, the building has a training facility that can also be utilised by Ceylinco Life branches in the vicinity.
Among other Ceylinco Life branch buildings designed to the company’s sustainable energy model are those at Horana, Panadura, Wennappuwa and Bandarawela. The company also owns the buildings housing its offices in Anuradhapura, Trincolmalee, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Kandy, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Tissamaharama, Negombo, Ratnapura, Kotahena and Mount Lavinia, many of which have been converted to solar energy.
Additionally, Ceylinco Life’s head office building at Havelock Road, Colombo 5 has its own solar electricity system which generates 63.18kW of electricity and is one of the largest of its kind in the city.
The company operates the largest network of 250 plus 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.
Ceylinco Life’s Managing Director Mr R. Renganathan, Directors and senior staff of the company at the opening of the new branch.