Business News from Sri Lanka: Two of Ceylinco Life Insurance’s finest; Messrs G. G. Botheju and A. I. P. Manjula, triumphed as ‘Best Advisors’ at the Life Industry Sales Awards presented at the recent National Forum for Life Insurance Advisors (NAFLIA) 2019 Insurance Congress.
Conducted by the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka (IASL), the 2018 industry-wide competition recognized winners in September 2019 at the celebrations of the National Life Insurance Month. It brought together the top performing companies and top-achieving sales personnel in the industry to review and celebrate significant achievements.
This year, the awards were presented at the National Level encompassing all companies, and at Category Level where individuals competed under in the ‘Large,’ ‘Medium’ or ‘Small’ tiers, according to Gross Written Premium Incomes of their respective companies. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were presented to Best Advisor, Best Unit Head and Best Branch Manager at both levels.
Ceylinco Life triumphed in the Best Advisor awards with Mr G. G. Botheju winning Gold at both National and Category level and Mr A. I. P. Manjula collecting the Bronze awards, also at National and Category Level.
“Ceylinco Life has been the market leader in Sri Lanka’s life insurance industry for the past 15 years because of our investment in professionals like this year’s winners,” Ceylinco Life Managing Director Mr Thushara Ranasinghe said. “We require our sales professionals to embody our core values, best practices and ethics, which we believe are indispensable to building trust with customers. Awards like these that recognize the industry’s best performers are important in promoting a sense of belonging and commitment, and we congratulate all those that have shone so far.”
The Life Insurance Awareness Month initiative was launched at the sixth annual conference of the NAFLIA at the BMICH in 2015 with the participation of 15 life insurance companies. It is a national level awareness campaign to highlight the need for and benefits of life insurance and is promoted by all life insurance companies via their life insurance advisors.
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.