Ceylinco Life has joined corporate entities around the world that seek to harness the power of effective public speaking for the personal and professional advancement of their staff, with the formation of the company’s own Toastmasters Club.
The new club, consisting of its first batch of 24 members, was recently ceremonially chartered as a member club of Toastmasters International (TI) District 82, Division E, Area E02, making it part of the world’s leading communication and leadership-skill building organisation.
The glamorous event was attended by Ceylinco Life Managing Director/CEO R. Renganthan in the capacity of Chief Guest and was graced by several Distinguished Toastmasters led by Messrs. Yusuf Jeevunjee (Governor – TM International District 82) as the Guest of Honour, SudashLiyange (TM International Lieutenant Governor Marketing District 82) and RanishkaWimalasena (TM International Area Governor for Division E, Area 2).
The new Club’s Executive Committee for 2014/15 installed by Division E Area Governor RanishkaWimalasena is headed by Ceylinco Life’s Deputy General Manager – Marketing SamithaHemachandra as President and comprises ChandanaHerath (Vice President Education), GayanLakmalAlwis, (VP Memberships), SudharshanaJayatilake (VP Public Relations), LakshikaKeragala (VP Social & Reception), DhanushkaKurukulasuriya (Secretary), SurangaDabarera (Treasurer) and PalindaKarunaratne (Sergeant-at-Arms).
A non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs, Toastmasters International (www.toastmasters.org) currently has more than 313,000 members in over 14,650 clubs in 126 countries. Since its founding in October 1924, the organisation has helped more than 4 million men and women give presentations with poise and confidence. The communication and Leadership projects designed by Toastmasters International are devoted to the development of the art of speaking, listening and critical thinking among its members.
Independently rated one of Sri Lanka’s most valuable brands, Ceylinco Life has been the market leader in the country’s long term insurance sector from 2004 onwards. The company operates the largest branch network among local life insurance companies, and has won multiple international and local awards for its commitment to the community and success in brand equity building.