Life insurance professional M. Priyaviraj has earned international honour and approbation for himself and his company Ceylinco Life by becoming the only Sri Lankan to achieve ‘Top of the Table’ status on commission basis in 2019 at the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the world’s premier association of financial professionals.
Mr Priyaviraj of Corporate Sales at Ceylinco Life, has qualified for MDRT thrice on the basis of his commission income, and thereby been accorded the prestigious Top of the Table designation for that accomplishment.
Announcing his achievement, Ceylinco Life said Mr Priyaviraj is joined by another Ceylinco Life high flyer A. I. P. Manjula on the MDRT top performers list for 2019, by qualifying for the association’s ‘Honour Roll’ by meeting MDRT qualification criteria for 15 years, placing him among the top 6,200 elite life insurance sales professionals in the world.
Congratulating these prodigies, Ceylinco Life Managing Director Mr Thushara Ranasinghe said: “Priyaviraj and Manjula are excellent examples of the dizzying heights life insurance professionals can achieve with the kind of support, motivation and opportunities Ceylinco Life provides. We were the pioneers in MDRT qualification, and some of our star performers consistently achieve performance levels that place them among the world’s best.”
Sri Lanka’s first MDRT qualifier was produced by Ceylinco Life in 1993. The company was also the first to produce a MDRT ‘Life Member’ by achieving the stipulated sales targets for ten straight years, and the first local insurer to produce an MDRT Top-of-Table Member.
Priyaviraj joined Ceylinco Life Sales Force in 1989 He also won the Bronze Award in the ‘Frontliner’ Category for Life Insurance at the 2017 National Sales Congress (NASCO) Awards presented by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM).
A. I. P. Manjula is attached to Ceylinco Life’s Ambalantota 2 branch and was accorded the honour of being Sri Lanka’s flag bearer at the 2014 MDRT Conference and was inducted in to the Ceylinco Life ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2018, receiving a Mercedes Benz C Class car for his performances and contributions to the company.
Sri Lanka’s leading life insurer for more than half of the 32 years it has been in existence, and certified as a ‘Great Workplace’ in Sri Lanka by Great Place to Work®, Ceylinco Life has close to a million lives covered by active policies and is acknowledged as a benchmark in the local insurance industry for innovation, product research and development, customer service, professional development and corporate social responsibility.
Ceylinco Life was ranked the Most Valuable Life Insurance Brand in Sri Lanka by Brand Finance this year and declared the ‘Peoples Life Insurance Service Provider of the Year’ for the 14th consecutive year at the 2020 SLIM-Nielsen Peoples Awards. The Company was ranked among the 10 ‘Most Admired Companies’ in the country by the International Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in 2019 and in the same year was named the ‘Best Life Insurer in Sri Lanka’ for the sixth consecutive year by World Finance, and ranked sixth overall in the Business Today ranking of the country’s top 30 companies.