The National Carrier of Sri Lanka and member of the One World alliance, reaffirming the success of its marketing communication endeavors, concludes the year with seven global awards. The Airline’s communication focus that signifies its ambassadorial role of taking Sri Lanka to the world through a global dialect, has been well received by the public and the passengers and was recognized by communication experts and members of juries across major travel and tourism award ceremonies worldwide.
The Airline’s purple patch began at ITB Berlin earlier this year, where it won three coveted awards at the Golden City Gate Awards, beating over 148 submissions by 32 countries. The three awards included a First Star award in the ‘Airlines- corporate’ category for its product video, another ‘First Star’ for its India Outbound video in the TV Cinema spot category and a ‘Third Star’ award in the same category for its Melbourne Marathon video 2018.
This was the third consecutive time that SriLankan Airlines was applauded at this podium and the second consecutive time that the Airline managed to bag three awards.
Strathspey estate situated at Upcot, managed by Maskeliya Plantations Plc owned by Richard Pieris Group of Companies received the Star Award organized by Department of Industrial Development and Entreprise promotion under Ministry of Industries of Central Province,
This award was received apart from the credentials already received by this plantation such as ISO 22000, HACCP, CQC, FLO, Carbon Foot Print, RA, ETP Quality Awards, UTZ, National Star Award, Presidential Environmental Award etc.
All these certifications were received with the blessings of the Company’s Group Chairman Dr. Sena Yaddehige with the direction given and personal commitment by the Chief Executive Officer of MPPLC/NPPLC (Uva Region) Manoj Pathiraja who was behind this achievements.
The Grand Kandyan Hotel reiterated its excellence when it emerged victorious, clinching the Award at the National Business Excellence Awards 2019 organized by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka held on 13 December.
The Grand Kandyan proved its stature by securing the prestigious Award in the Hospitality & Tourism Sector.
The hotel commenced its operation in October 2014 and was able to obtain 5-Star status from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and Standards Certifications of ISO 22000, HACCP & GMP from the Sri Lanka Standards Institute within a short period of two years of its operation.
The hotel also received the “best star award” from the Department of Industrial Development and Enterprise Promotion of Ministry of Industries -Central Province in 2016 and 2017 respectively.