'CTA Schaffter Award'honours top scholars in Wayamba University
D. K. Manodara who obtained a Second Class (Upper Division) in the
Insurance and Valuation degree won the Gold Medal and Cash Award, while
R. P. J. Rajapathirana won the Silver Medal, as part of the 'CTA
Schaffter Award 2011' at the recent convocation of the Wayamba
Janashakthi’s General Manager Finance
and Planning Bertal Pinto Jayawardene, General Manager
Insurance Dayalanie Abeygunawardena, Silver Medal winner R.
P. J Rajapathirana, Gold Medal winner D. K. Manodara,
Janashakthi’s Managing Director Prakash Schaffter Department
of Insurance and Valuation Head Aminda M. Perera and HR and
Administration General Manager Gamini Peiris.
The Gold Medal winner is a member of the Janashakthi family and is
attached to its Technical Department.
The 'CTA Schaffter Award', as it has been called, is awarded annually
to the top three students who excel in the B.Sc (Hons) degree programme
in Insurance and Valuation at the Wayamba University.
This degree programme is largely instrumental in giving Sri Lanka
fully-fledged professionals in the spheres of insurance and valuation.
The degree extensively covers all aspects of insurance and valuation,
and trains about 25 such graduates every year. In recognition of C.T.A.
Schaffter's invaluable contribution to insurance in Sri Lanka, and,
Janashakthi Insurance which he founded 16 years ago, the management of
the company in collaboration with the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
launched this awards scheme four years ago.
The Best Student receives a Gold Medal and cash award while the
second and third best students receive Silver and Bronze Medals and cash
Janashakthi's Human Resources Development Assistant General Manager
Lalith Munasinghe said that four years down the line, the company was
happy with the success of this Award and the degree to which it inspired
undergraduate students of insurance. "In keeping with our credo, we also
pay great importance to giving back to the society we operate in. This
award is one such example. "Not only does it bring in financial gain and
recognition, but also empowers the winners as fully-fledged insurance
professionals and gives them greater employability".