Ceylinco Life Managing Director/CEO Thushara Ranasinghe (centre), members of the management and branch staff at the foundation stone laying ceremony
Ceylinco Life has laid the foundation for a new branch building in Ja-Ela, persisting with the Company’s investments in reducing its carbon footprint while enhancing the customer and employee experience with purpose-designed facilities.
A three-storey, fully solar-powered eco-friendly building will take shape in the months ahead at No 26, Highway Access Road, Ja-Ela, providing 9,870 square-feet of mission-specific office space on company-owned land, significantly strengthening Ceylinco Life’s presence in the area.
The new edifice will be powered entirely by a solar power system that results in zero consumption of electricity from the national grid, will have its own rainwater harvesting facility and a sewerage treatment plant that will recycle waste water for toilet flushing and gardening.
The building is also designed for optimal use of natural light and will be equipped with the latest energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems. The construction will minimise the use of timber, the company said.
For customer and employee convenience, the new building will have an elevator and a dedicated car park with more than 15 slots, a spacious customer lounge and many other facilities for visitors and staff. The building will function as an office for several Ceylinco Life branches in the Ja-Ela area, and will be fifth building built on company-owned land in the Gampaha district, after the branches at Divulapitiya, Kadawatha, Gampaha, and Negombo. The building has been designed for future expansion as the need for more space arises.
Ceylinco Life is in the process of constructing another Green building for its branch in Piliyandala. The Company currently owns 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. New branch buildings purpose-built to the company’s sustainable energy model are those at Horana, Panadura, Wennappuwa, Bandarawela, Chilaw, Kadawatha, Jaffna, Malabe, Divulapitiya, and Negombo.
Ceylinco Life operates the largest network of 272 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.