CBL, Hemas and RN Construction win Gold:
CNCI fetes achievers
Ceylon Biscuits, Hemas Manufacturing and RN Constructions
receiving the awards. Pictures by Saliya Rupasinghe.
The Achiever Awards for Industrial Excellence organized by Ceylon
National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was held on Wednesday.
Ceylon Biscuits Ltd and Hemas Manufacturing won the golds award under
the national level extra large category in the manufacturing segment at
the Achiever Awards for Industrial Excellence which was held on
Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne and distinguished guests at the
Under the service sector RN Construction bagged the gold award in the
extra large category.
Industrialists in different sectors were feted under national and
provincial level for achievements in their endeavours. Awards categories
were: National Award - Manufacturing Sector, National Award - Service
Sector, Provincial Award - Manufacturing Sector, Provincial Award -
Service Sector, Five Categories - Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small and
Micro and Special District Award - Northern Province.
A special feature in the CNCI Achiever Awards scheme is the
recognition of local industrialists who have set up manufacturing units
in SAARC countries on their own or as a joint venture where the Sri
Lankan investment is over 50 percent. A further notable feature of CNCI
Achiever Award is the recognition of an Industrial venture in each of
the SAARC countries. They are recommended by the respective chambers in
that Country and assessed by the Judging Committee based on the same
criteria applicable to the local industrialists.
This facilitation encourages bilateral co-operation and offers
opportunities for business delegations from the SAARC Regional Countries
to visit Sri Lanka promoting joint ventures.
This year there were nominees from Pakistan, India and Maldives.
The judges panel was headed by Sunil G Wijesinha. Prime Minister D M
Jayaratne was the chief guest.
CNCI President Newton Wickramasuriya addressing the
A winner from Jaffna receiving the award
Another winner receiving the award from ANCL Editorial
Director Seelaratna Senarath
A dance item at the ceremony