Ceylinco Life once again shone at salesmanship with five members of its sales team winning two Golds, a Silver, a Bronze and a Merit award at the 2019 National Sales Congress (NASCO) Awards presented by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM).
Mr M. G. S. Werapitiya of Teldeniya won the Gold Award in the Sales Executive category under the Life Insurance sector, while Mrs Shyamala Delwala also won a Gold in the ‘Other Sales Support’ category, at the Assistant Manager level – a category that was introduced at last year’s competition and was judged across all industries.
The Silver was won by Mrs K. D. L. N. Inoka of Negombo, in the Executive category, also under the Life Insurance sector, and the Bronze award was presented to Mr K. D. M. Nishantha of Kalutara in the Territory Manager Category under the same sector.
Mrs J. M. C. Bandara of Horana won the Merit Award in the Frontliner Category under the Life Insurance sector.
Commenting on these awards, Ceylinco Life Managing Director Mr Thushara Ranasinghe said: “Ceylinco Life’s position at the helm of the industry provides opportunities for sales professionals to excel with the backing of the leading brand in the sector, a brand that has won the trust and confidence of the masses over more than three decades. Nevertheless, the competition in the market place is intense and professionalism, passion and commitment play a huge role in individual success. We congratulate all our winners, who exemplify the company’s core values.”
Ceylinco Life has been taking part in the NASCO Awards since 2011 and has produced winners from Colombo, Ambalantota, Bandarawela, Embilipitiya, Horana, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Matara, Moratuwa, Negombo, Nittambuwa, and Teldeniya across all categories. The company was also the winner of the award for the Most Outstanding Female Sales Person of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
NASCO winners are held in high regard at Ceylinco Life and receive special felicitation at the Company’s Annual Awards.
The premier event that recognises sales excellence and rewards and motivates sales professionals to achieve greater heights, NASCO presents Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for the best Front Liners, Sales Executives and Territory Managers in sectors such as FMCG (Food, Beverage, Cosmetics and Household) Financial Products & Services, Insurance, Automotive, Corporate Selling, Telecommunication, Travel & Leisure, Fashion & Clothing, Consumer Durables, Alcohol & Tobacco, Industrial, Healthcare, IT, Media, and Modern Retail.
Ceylinco Life employs a sales team of more than 4,000 people and 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 industry for 15 of the 31 years it has been in operation, 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 adjudged Sri Lanka’s most valuable life insurance brand by Brand Finance in 2019, ranked among the 10 ‘Most Admired Companies’ in the country by the ICCSL this year, named the Best Life Insurer in Sri Lanka for the fifth consecutive year in 2018 by World Finance, and has also been declared the most popular life insurance company in the country for the past 13 years by SLIM-Nielsen.