Students at a primary school in the Moneragala District have moved from a makeshift shelter with a thatched roof to a new purpose-built classroom donated by Ceylinco Life under a long-running community initiative which has benefitted more than 80 schools to date.
The first classroom donation for the year by the country’s life insurance market leader benefitted the Indikolapelessa Primary School in Sevanagala. The 395 square foot building is a valuable addition to the school, which only had three buildings before the new classroom was built. The primary school has 144 students and six teachers and was in dire need of more classroom facilities when Ceylinco Life stepped in to help.
The classroom project for the school was coordinated by the Ceylinco Life Embilipitiya branch and was completed between November 2021 and April 2022. The construction work was supplemented by the voluntary labour of the parents of the beneficiary students.
The students of Indikolapelessa Primary School come from families with a farming background and are faced with challenging economic conditions. Ceylinco Life noted that despite the hardships, the students had performed well at the Year 5 scholarship examination in past years. The company said its aim was to elevate the conditions for learning with this donation, with the hope of contributing towards nurturing future citizens of the country.
Every classroom built by Ceylinco Life over the years continues to be monitored and maintained by the Company to ensure it serves many generations of students. Ceylinco Life said it will continue to identify more schools for buildings to be built in the years ahead.
Commencing with a classroom built for the Tissa Primary School in Lunugamvehera in 2004, Ceylinco Life’s schools infrastructure project has traversed the length and breadth of Sri Lanka, assisting schools in diverse locations such as Jaffna, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Muttur, Batticaloa, Sittandy, Mollipatana, Ayithyamalai, Embilipitiya, Nivithigala, Beligala, Avissawella, Deniyaya, Kamburupitiya, Bandarawela, Haputale, Rambukkana, Kandy, Pilimatalawa, Madulkele, Rikillagaskada, Rajawella, Matale, Galgamuwa, Padaviya, Boraluwewa, Anuradhapura, Moneragala, Anamaduwa, Matugama, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Wellawaya, Talawa, Chilaw, Galagedara, Rathkarawwa, Hatton, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Welimada, Puttalam, Polonnaruwa, Matugama, Elpitiya, Kegalle, and now Sevanagala.
Adjudged the ‘Most Valuable Life Insurance Brand in Sri Lanka’ in 2022 by Brand Finance, Sri Lanka’s Service Brand of the Year by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (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, 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.