EWIS completes 24 years
EWIS celebrated its 24th anniversary recently.
This success of ours is attributed to our customers who had great
faith in us EWIS Group Chairman/CEO Sanjeewa Wickramanayake said.
We stand proud of being ranked Gold in the Corporate Accountability
Index 2010 presented by STING Consultants and LMD. While thanking our
valued customers, we like to state that we intend providing them with
many eco-friendly options and ICT solutions in the future which will
support their vision of being sustainable entitities in the Country. I
am also at this moment ever grateful to the committed employees of EWIS,
who made my vision a reality, he said.
EWIS is geared towards an eco-friendly initiative; Green is a shade
of blue. This initiative is in place with the vision of directing the
local ICT sector towards an eco-friendly platform with many eco-friendly
options made available. On that ground, we want to seek greener shades
in our, corporate blue, he said.
Ethics and CSR will be an important topic in the EWIS corporate
agenda. EWIS is also the only ICT company in the country to affiliate
with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which reflects just how
seriously it takes its ethics and social responsibility.
Our best practices mirrored the tenets embedded in the UNGC and it
seemed to us a natural corollary to affiliate with a global code of best
practices that has been embraced by world-class corporates,”
E-Praja Kirana, the CSR initiative of EWIS is born out of a desire to
provide rich employment opportunities in rural areas so that brain drain
is eliminated at the grass roots level, discouraging village youth to
move to the city and then leave the Country’s shores. My aim is to take
IT to the villages; outsource IT expertise from villages. By enhancing
ICT infrastructure in rural areas, local youth will be empowered to live
and work in familiar environments, Wickramanayake said.
Already EWIS has outsource employees from around the Country who are
now involved in many significant projects.
Heritance Tea Factory wins at Asia Pacific Property Awards
Heritance Tea Factory
The results of the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2010 in association
with Bloomberg Television have been revealed and the Heritance Tea
Factory is among the winners.
Successful entrants were announced at a high profile gala dinner held
at the Langham Hotel in Hong Kong on April 16 and the Heritance Tea
Factory was presented with an award in the category of Best Hotel,
Construction and Design. The event is part of the International Property
Awards, a competition dedicated to identifying the best real estate
professionals across the globe.
Later this year, the highest scoring winners from the Asia Pacific
Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from
Europe, the UK, Europe and Africa, the Americas and Arabia to find the
ultimate World’s Best in each category.
Last year, the Asia Pacific region scooped seven World’s Best awards
- two more than the year before.
Aitken Spence Hotels Managing Director Malin Hapugoda said,
“Heritance Tea Factory is the result of the successful development of an
abandoned tea factory into an eco-friendly world class hotel and we are
delighted that the recently re-branded Heritance Tea Factory has won
this prestigious accolade.”
To serve customers even better :
AVIVA NDB Wealth Planners get laptops
AVIVA NDB Wealth Planners who received laptops recently
AVIVA NDB Insurance, has commenced empowering their Wealth Planners
by equipping them with laptops. This will keep them abreast of rapidly
advancing technology and enable the Wealth Planners to serve customers
with greater speed and efficiency.
With the aid of a laptop, Wealth Planners would be able to instantly
design the financial solution that meets the unique needs of a customer,
using technology to strengthen their business relationships, enhancing
their service beyond customer expectations.
AVIVA NDB Wealth Planners are trained to meet both Life and General
insurance needs of customers and the laptops will help them to handle
the entire spectrum of insurance solutions an individual is likely to
Using the specially developed user-friendly software installed in
their laptops, AVIVA NDB Wealth Planners can instantly analyze and
identify the financial planning requirements of a customer, immediately
propose multiple solutions that fulfill those needs and design a
customized insurance plan to help customers to get the maximum benefit.
Explaining the advantages to both the Wealth Planner and the
customer, Managing Director Shah Rouf said, “With the aid of a laptop,
Wealth Planners are also able to maintain up-to-date profiles of their
clients. This facilitates a closer and more effective business
relationship that significantly helps to make customers feel special.”
Ceylon Continental Exotic theme night
Colombo’s exotic dining options will be spiced up further up when the
resurgent Ceylon Continental launches a theme night dinner promotion
from May 6, to provide gourmets with piquant new menus that the hotel
says will spark fresh interest in five star dining.
Running from Thursday to Saturday every week at three of the finest
restaurants and at the pool side of the country’s first five star
property, these theme nights will offer an enticing range of Arabic, Sri
Lankan, Indian and Western dishes in an ambience enhanced by the
proximity of the Indian Ocean and the warmth of the hotel’s hospitality.
ODEL opens in Maharagama
ODEL opened their 12th store at Maharagama on April 21.
CEO Otara Gunewardene
“Maharagama is one of the most bustling suburbs of Colombo and an
evolving shopping hub,” ODEL founder and CEO Otara Gunewardene said.
“The ODEL store at Maharagama will elevate the shopping experience to
a new level for the people of this area, and will also serve several
important nearby towns such as Pannipitiya, Kottawa and Homagama”, she
She said ODEL plans to open several new stores in 2010.
The four levels of shopping at the new store accommodate ODEL’s
Ladies section on the ground and first floors, a Gents section on the
second floor, and a Children’s section on the third floor, complete with
a play area for children. The ground floor also hosts the hotdog outlet
A basement car park is supplemented by parking bays in front of the
building, and parking on the lane alongside.
ODEL offered shoppers at the Maharagama store a five percent discount
on purchases during the new outlet’s first week.
The new store will be kept open for business seven days a week from
10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.