John Keells Logistics crowned for management excellence

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John Keells Logistics Management team with the award winners

JKLL CEO Senath Jayathilake receiving an award from Chief Guest Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha de Silva


John Keells Logistics Ltd. (JKLL), a premier third party logistics services provider (3PL) in Sri Lanka, was recognised as a ‘Company with Great Managers’ at the Great Manager Awards (2018), held recently at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo.  

Top three awardees namely, Kushalya Happuarachchi – Accountant was recognised as the Great Manager for Sustaining Individual Credibility category while Sampath Godagama – Distribution Centre Manager won the Great Manager awards for Driving Results and Execution category, and Sameera Dassanayake – Warehouse Supervisor won the Great Manager award for Enhancing People Performance category.

The awards were conferred by The Great Manager Awards, a global human resource management consulting body with a focus on improving performance capabilities and business acumen of partner organisations. Individual nominees are assessed for managerial effectiveness based on People Business’ R-OPTI model based on five constructs – Driving Results, Aligning Organisation Vision, Enhancing People Performance, Building Team Effectiveness and Sustaining Individual Credibility. The survey and results are audited by an esteemed advisory panel and faculty.

JKLL CEO Senath Jayathilake stated, “We are proud of our high achievers. Our company’s biggest asset is our team. The success, growth and the sustainability of our business will always depend on each individual team member committing their very best at all times. We strive to drive an organisational ecosystem that nurtures and develops entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership skills amongst the team; and awards such as this gives us the reassurance that we are doing things right.”

JKLL, a fully owned subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC, is a premier third party contract logistics (3PL) solutions provider with service expertise spanning across multiple industry verticals. With several state-of-the-art logistic centres located within proximity to major highways, industrial parks, city centres and ports; complimented with an extensive fleet of transport vehicles, JKLL is strategically poised to service a wide spectrum of logistics and related service needs of supply chains it services.

JKLL operates over 500,000 sq. ft. of logistics centre space, inclusive of ambient and temperature-controlled facilities. The company is a proud recipient of the ISO 9001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications, enabling the company to guarantee that customers receive consistent, high quality service levels on par with global best practices and standards.