Kelani Cables Sales Engineer Sanjeewa Gunetilleke conducting the maiden ‘Kelani Visura’ program in 2

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tfuKelani Cables commences 2016 ‘Kelani Visura’ electrical technicians’ training from Colombo


Kelani Cables PLC launched ‘Kelani Visura’ electrical technicians’ training program a decade back. ‘Kelani Visura’ was initiated to gear electrical technicians scattered throughout the island with latest techniques practiced in the sector.

A brand new ‘Kelani Visura’ workshop was held in Colombo with the commencement of the New Year. Electrical technicians living in the vicinities of Amour Street and Messenger Street were taught latest methods of electrical wire-laying at the workshop in Brighton Hotel.

‘Kelani Visura’ workshop was led by Kelani Cables PLC Sales Engineer Sanjeewa Gunetilleke. The program hosted over 150 electrical technicians from the localities. 

Here the participants were taught how to; select wires with certified quality for the safety of houses and buildings, how to fix plug-points and switches taking into account the distance and nature of the house/building, criterions of selecting wires to suit the number of lamps, laying of wires and other relevant areas of crucial importance.   

This comprehensive one-day workshop was inclusive of food, refreshments and concluded following presentation of certificates and gifts to the participants. 

Significance of ‘Kelani Visura’ is, gearing each participant with the knowledge to illustrate an electrical wire-laying plan for a house or a building. Thus a technician who participates in ‘Kelani Visura’ becomes a person who could rub shoulders with experts in this competitive field.

‘Kelani Visura’ being the leading workshop that trains electrical technicians and apprentices throughout Sri Lanka has reached the milestone of training 17,000 technicians to date. 

Kelani Cables PLC without confining to Colombo and urban areas has taken ‘Kelani Visura’ workshops to other districts as well. Districts such as Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Kalmunai, Ampara and Monaragala benefited immensely from ‘Kelani Visura’. In the process professional lives and social status of families in these districts were upgraded making ‘Kelani Visura’ a valuable CSR program. 

Kelani Cables PLC Brand Development Manager Channa Jayasinghe expressing his views said, “With the pay-off line ‘wire nan Kelani’,  Kelani Cables has saturated the marketplace with many products with superior quality. Kelani Cables maintains its position as the number one brand in secure electrical and communication cables in the Sri Lankan marketplace.” 

He further said, “We decided to commence 2016 ‘Kelani Visura’ program from Colombo since electrical technicians here engage in electrical wire laying projects taking place all over the country. They are often hired to work in projects done by foreign companies too. ‘Kelani Visura’ commenced in 2016 to provide these electrical technicians with comprehensive and world-class knowledge of the subject to brighten their professional lives.”

Kelani Cables PLC is a 100% Sri Lankan company serving the nation for 46 years manufacturing electrical and communication cables. The company achieved ‘Super Brands’ status in the electrical and telecommunication sector in 2008 for professional supremacy it demonstrated in the electrical and communication cables sphere.

In 2012, Kelani Cables PLC clinched the bronze award for the excellent business brand category at the SLIM Brand Excellence. It clinched gold at the SLIM Brand Excellence once again in 2013 for the same category. The company secured gold at the SLITAD People Development – 2013 award ceremony for the contribution it has made towards training and development of the work-force plus up-keeping their welfare.

Kelani Cables PLC is the proud recipient of ISO 9000:2008 certification for quality, ISO 14001:2004 for better environment management, National Standards award and the gold winner of Taiki Akimoto 5S award. 

In 2015 Kelani Cables PLC was conferred with the Asia’s Best Employer Brand award. Kelani Cables was the sole organisation in the electrical and communication cable manufacturing sphere recognised for sustainable development at the National Green Awards in 2015. 

The company also bagged the SLIM Brand Excellence award in 2015.