Jetwing Yala welcomed its first batch of turtle nests for the season early last week. Keeping with the long-standing conservation efforts at the hotel, two nests at Jetwing Yala’s beachfront were protected in-situ to prevent disturbance by feral animals. A third nest, partially disturbed, was discovered further along the beach and was relocated to a fenced turtle nest conservation area maintained at the hotel in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife.
Last year, over 11 such nests were conserved by the associates at Jetwing Yala, providing over a thousand hatchlings with much-needed protection during their vulnerable first hours of life. The safety afforded at Jetwing ensures that the cycle of nesting continues along the beaches of Yala, as turtles are known to return to their beach of hatching year after year. The efforts of the hotel were recognized by the Department of Wildlife which, in 2019, decided to construct a turtle egg conservatory adjoining the hotel premises where eggs can be protected from unscrupulous poachers and feral animals.
Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the country’s premier consumer durables retailer in a pioneering virtual launch recently unveiled an all new entertainment product portfolio from Sony including 4K UHD Android Television series, new range of Sony Audio systems, Active Noise Cancellation powered Headphones and range of Sony Sound Bars. The launch event was the first of its kind organised by Singer featuring a massive audience and it was streamed live via several platforms including Social media channels of Singer, Sony, Chanux Bro and many other community and celebrity pages, providing access for the general public to get to know of the new products while being entertained at the same time.
Aiming to offer a new experience for the viewers, the event was hosted by Sri Lanka’s most popular tech YouTuber, Chanux Bro who has over 1Mn subscriber base in YouTube.
Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka, presently the single franchisee for Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in Sri Lanka, set the stage alight picking up multiple prestigious awards at the ‘Great Places to Work 2020’ awards ceremony held recently at The Hilton Colombo.
The company was presented with the recognition of the 13th Best Workplace of ‘Asia’s Top 25 Great Places to Work’ in the Larger Organization Category – the first time the organization was awarded at Asian level, and one of the ‘Best 40 Great Places to Work in Sri Lanka’ for the sixth consecutive year.
The company also walked away with the Silver Award for ‘Best in Large Sized Enterprises’ and was honoured with the prestigious Great Place to Work Cube Award for the ‘Best Workplace for Gen Z in Sri Lanka’, re-emphasizing that the organization fosters genuine human connections and enables employees to bring their unique selves to work.
Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka Kaushal Mendis, Director Human Resources said, “We take immense pride in carrying the accolades that our people have consistently endorsed enabling Gamma to be recognized as a Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka. Taking a step ahead and elevating us to be ranked amongst the top 25 Great Places to Work in Asia, our people have enabled us to move in to the Global Arena. We are committed towards harnessing our core values which revolve around our people and which bond our Gamma Family together. We cherish every bit of our accomplishment as one family and we are committed towards placing our People on the Front Page”.