Union Assurance wins ‘Top Sales Accolades’ at National Sales Awards 2022

Union Assurance continues to shine with outstanding achievements at the National Sales Awards 2022, held at the Monarch Imperial. The Company won the highest number of awards for its Bancassurance distribution channel, which was organised and chosen through independent research conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM).

The winner in the National Sales Manager category was Damitha Wickramathunga, Assistant Vice President Bancassurance of Union Assurance. Harshana Fernando, Zonal Manager Bancassurance, won the silver award in the category of Territory Managers Insurance Life. The bronze award in the category of Sales Supervisor Insurance Life went to Nimesha Jayasekera, while Shanmugam Menaka won in the category of Front Liners - Insurance Life.
Head of Bancassurance, Wishanth Wijesinha praised the commitment and professionalism of the winners. He said their success was largely driven by their unwavering focus on service excellence.


Business and Economics
DarazMart Sundays Provide Unparalleled Value and Convenience to Shoppers

Daraz, Sri Lanka’s largest online marketplace recently announced the launch of ‘DarazMart Sundays’, an initiative that aims to provide customers convenient and affordable access to groceries.

The onset of the pandemic caused an upsurge in e-commerce in Sri Lanka, especially for the purchase of groceries and other necessities. A recent study by Daraz and SLASSCOM revealed that groceries and household items were the second most popular items bought online.

As consumer preferences continue to shift towards online shopping, DarazMart Sundays offer additional value to those who choose to buy their everyday items online.

SriLankan hosts Drone Mapping Workshop

SriLankan Airlines and SriLankan Aviation College partnered with the Ministry of Environment, Lanka Environment Fund and Blue Resources Trust to run a free workshop on mapping seagrass meadows using drone imagery in the Gulf of Mannar to bridge a knowledge gap in seagrass sustainability.

The workshop was conducted by scientific expert Dr. Milica Stankovic from the Prince of Songkla University in Thailand and trained local scientists and professionals on using drones to map seagrass meadows.

“SriLankan Airlines is aiming for a positive change in seagrass conservation by advancing the scientific study of this vital natural resource. We hope our seminal work will also lead to accelerated progress in establishing Sri Lanka as a prominent South Asian research hub on blue carbon ecosystems,” stated Richard Nuttall, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines.

Head of Marketing, Saminda Perera, said; “Sustainability has emerged to a prominent position in consumers’ conscience and authentically sustainable brands are making headway. The marketing department as the custodians of the SriLankan Airlines’ brand is committed to uphold the status of the national carrier as an ethically responsible brand.”

“SriLankan Aviation College is proud to play its part in facilitating national training in seagrass blue carbon ecosystems by creating knowledge to address learning gaps in the use of latest technology to monitor and conserve this indispensable natural resource,” added Primal De Silva, General Manager, SriLankan Aviation College.

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