Ceylinco Life has commenced the construction of an imposing new building for the company’s main branch in Jaffna.
A five-storey edifice with 20,000 square feet of purpose-designed office space will be the second branch building at No. 37, Kanathiddy Road, Jaffna after 14 months of construction, the company said.
Built to the eco-friendly specifications adopted by Ceylinco Life for all new branches on company-owned land, the new building will be the nucleus of the company’s operations in the Jaffna region, currently comprising of branches at five other locations on the peninsula.
Ceylinco Life Managing Director R. Renganathan laid the foundation stone for the new building at a grand ceremony organised by the branch. Speaking at the event, he noted that Jaffna has been a consistently high-performing region for Ceylinco Life, and that the investment in a second branch building reflects the company’s commitment to the region.
Designed for optimal use of natural light and entirely solar powered, the new building will be equipped with the latest energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems, will have a facility for rainwater harvesting and its own car park. A plant trough on every floor enhances its eco-friendly aspect while adding to the building’s aesthetics.
Besides its branch at the location of the new building, Ceylinco Life has branches in Achchuvely, Chavakachcheri, Chunnakam, Manipay, and Nelliady in the Jaffna peninsula.
Among other Ceylinco Life branch buildings designed to the company’s sustainable energy model are those at Horana, Panadura, Wennappuwa, Bandarawela, Chilaw and Kadawatha. The company also owns the buildings housing its offices in Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Kandy, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Tissamaharama, Negombo, Ratnapura, Kotahena and Mount Lavinia, many of which have been converted to solar energy.
Ceylinco Life operates the largest network of 250 plus branches in Sri Lanka’s life insurance industry, giving it a physical presence in 142 cities, towns and villages in every one of the island’s 25 districts.
Adjudged Sri Lanka’s Best Life Insurer in 2017 for the fourth consecutive year by World Finance, Ceylinco Life is acknowledged as the benchmark for innovation in the local insurance industry for its work in product research and development, customer service, professional development and corporate social responsibility. The company has close to a million lives covered by active policies.