Lassana Flora partners with Singaporean florists for staff training

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Sri Lanka’s leading wedding and floral decor service provider, Lassana Flora recently signed an agreement with one of Singapore’s largest florists, FarEast Flora, to train its florists.

The first such residential training program was successfully conducted recently at the Lassana Flora Staff Training Centre in Nawala where florists from Lassana Flora exchanged ideas with visiting Singaporean experts and were trained in the finer points of flower design and the intricacies of the floral art.

Chairman of Lassana Flora Dr. Lasantha Malavige said: “We are proud and honoured to partner with one of Singapore’s top florists. As a company we always strive to both excite and inspire our clients with the most creative floral solutions. Our decision to bring down experts from FarEast Flora to train our florists has given us a tangible and leading edge in Sri Lanka’s floral industry as we now strive to greater heights.”

“Lassana Flora has always believed in continuous training to uplift the knowledge and expertise of its personnel so that the company exceeds customer expectations to be in line with international trends,” he added. With more than 40 years of experience in the international floral industry, FarEast Flora has a regional presence with operations in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong and, has come to represent consistent quality of service. Its business units range from retail, an exciting online floral service ( to a thriving wholesale flower centre.

See Pei San, the General Manager of FarEast Flora, said: “We consider it an honour to work with Sri Lanka’s No. 1 wedding and floral décor company and hence our acceptance of this invitation to visit Sri Lanka. Dr. Lasantha Malavige has a great vision for his company and is a person totally dedicated to quality assurance. Our partnership with Lassana Flora is a win-win situation.”

Chief Trainer P. Christina (AIFD) said: “We are delighted to be a part of Lassana Flora’s continual emphasis on training. It will further enhance their florists’ competency in offering creative floral products that ‘bring happiness’ to their customers.”

“Florists play a pivotal role in a floral company. They need to reinvent themselves all the time and be trained on a continuous basis to meet high customer expectations, thereby pitching differently to others in the market. This partnership will tremendously benefit our valued customers from all parts of Sri Lanka as they have now access to floral designs and floral gift solutions of high international standards all the time,” Dr. Malavige said.