Ceylinco Life’s Toastmasters Club marches on to 9th year

Ceylinco Life hosted the ninth installation ceremony of its Toastmasters Club recently, during which a new executive committee was appointed, new members were welcomed, and awards and accolades were bestowed upon outstanding members of the past year.

Ms Ruvini de Silva, Senior Assistant Manager Customer Service was appointed the new President of the Club to lead the executive committee comprising of Mr Ravi De Mel as Vice President Education, Ms Izzath Ramlan as Vice President Membership, Mr Mohammadhu Riham as Vice President Public Relations, Ms Thilini Kularathne as Secretary, Ms Keshani Samarakoon as Treasurer and Ms. Anshila Perera as Sergeant-at-Arms.

Five Toastmasters were honoured for completing Level Five of the Educational Programme during the year. Mr Gayan Lakmal Alwis and Ms Ruvini de Silva were honoured for the completion of Level Five of the ‘Dynamic Leadership’ Path (DL5) which included focusing on leadership and recognising the need to adapt styles based on the situation and the people they lead, among others. Mr Samitha Hemachandra , Mr Chulaka Kumarasinghe,  and Mr Milinda Peiris were honoured for completing the fifth level of the ‘Presentation Mastery’ Path (PM5) which included a project designed to demonstrate expertise in preparing to speak professionally.

The ‘Triple Crown Award,’ one of the most prestigious educational awards in Toastmasters, presented to members who have achieved three or more educational and leadership awards within a programme year was presented to Mr Samitha Hemachandra, Mr Gayan Lakmal Alwis, Mr Chulaka Kumarasinghe, Ms Ruvini de Silva, Mr Milinda Peiris, and Mr Ravi De Mel.

Additionally, four members who demonstrated exceptional skills to bring recognition to the club and the Ceylinco Life brand among the Toastmasters fraternity were inducted to the Ceylinco Life Toastmasters Club – Hall of Fame of 2022. This honour was bestowed upon Mr Chulaka Kumarasinghe, for his leadership in the division, Mr Gayan Lakmal Alwis for winning the Table Topics Division contest, Mr Milinda Peiris for his achievement as first runner-up in the Humorous Speech contest in the area level, and Mr Kamal Rupasiri for demonstrating leadership through the Club Quality Awards.

The Club honored Mr Chulaka Kumarasinghe, Distinguished Toastmaster, with the Honorary Lifetime Award for his new appointment as the Assistant Division Director in the Division and his achievements in the education and leadership roles during the year.    

During the event, six new members were inducted to the Ceylinco Life Toastmasters Club which had 24 registered members. As a testament to its prowess in communication and leadership of its members, the club has been accorded ‘Distinguished’ status every year since it came into being.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development with a membership of more than 280,000. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,700 clubs in 144 countries that make up the global network of meeting locations.

Adjudged 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 was declared Sri Lanka’s Service Brand of the Year by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) in 2021 and won the SLIM Kantar Peoples Award as the Most Popular Life Insurance Company in Sri Lanka for the 16th consecutive year, also in 2021. Ceylinco Life has been the country’s leading life insurer for more than half of the 34 years it has been in existence. Other accolades won in respect of 2021 include the ‘Most Popular Service Provider’ in Sri Lanka’s Life Insurance industry from LMD, the ‘Most Valuable Life Insurance Brand’ in Sri Lanka from Brand Finance, one of the 10 Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka from the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and one of the 10 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka’s Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector from Great Place to Work.

Ceylinco Life has close to a million lives covered by active policies and provides innovative life insurance solutions that offer protection while de-risking the goals and ambitions of the company’s policyholders.

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The new Executive Committee of Ceylinco Life’s Toastmasters Club, with the Company’s senior management.

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