Ceylinco Life has opened its latest eco-friendly branch building in Matale on company-owned land, providing the picturesque hill country city a facility custom-designed to meet sustainability specifications and to deliver an enhanced customer experience.
An investment of Rs 105 million, the three-storey, 6,000 square foot building is located at 746/1, Trincomalee Street, Mandandawela, Matale; is the first Ceylinco Life branch to be built on company-owned land in the Matale district; and the 30th purpose-built planet-friendly branch built by Ceylinco Life to date, as part of the Company’s Green agenda.
Contributing to a further reduction of the carbon footprint of Ceylinco Life, the new branch is powered by a 25kW on-grid solar power system and a 5kW off-grid solar power system that minimises consumption of electricity from, and supplies excess electricity to, the national grid. It also has a rainwater harvesting facility and a wastewater recycling system that minimises consumption of pipe-borne water.
The building is designed for optimal use of natural light and is equipped with the latest energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems. The construction also minimised the use of timber and new trees were grown on the property to enhance is Green credentials.
In order to enhance the customer experience, Ceylinco Life said it has provided ample car parking facilities and designed the interior to offer personal discussion rooms and other facilities to visitors. The building will initially accommodate Ceylinco Life staff of four sales regions representing Matale and its environs. The building also has a training facility to that can accommodate up to 50 people at a time.
Ceylinco Life is in the process of constructing Green buildings for its branches in Ja-Ela, Minuwangoda and Matugama. The Company currently owns over 45 properties, including the buildings housing its offices in Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Kandy, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Tissamaharama, Negombo, Ratnapura, Kotahena, Mount Lavinia, and Wellawatte, many of which have already been converted to solar energy. Among the new branch buildings purpose-built to the company’s sustainable energy model are those at Horana, Panadura, Wennappuwa, Bandarawela, Chilaw, Kadawatha, Jaffna, Malabe, Divulapitiya, Negombo, Nelliady and Piliyandala.
Ceylinco Life operates the largest network of more than 250 branches in Sri Lanka’s life insurance industry, giving it a physical presence in 132 cities, towns, and villages in 24 districts.
Adjudged Sri Lanka’s ‘Brand of the Year’ and ‘Service Brand of the Year’ by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) and ‘Best Life Insurer in Sri Lanka’ by World Finance for the ninth consecutive year in 2022, Ceylinco Life has been the country’s leading life insurer for more than half of the 35 years it has been in existence. The Company was also ranked the ‘Most Valuable Life Insurance Brand in Sri Lanka’ by Brand Finance and certified a ‘Great Workplace’ in Sri Lanka for the third consecutive year in 2022. Ceylinco Life has close to a million lives covered by active policies and provides innovative life insurance solutions which offer protection while de-risking the goals and ambitions of the Company’s policyholders.
(Above) Ceylinco Life Chairman Mr R. Renganathan and Managing Director/CEO Mr Thushara Ranasinghe (extreme left and second from left respectively) accompanied by directors and members of the Company’s senior management declare open the new Matale branch building (Below).