Star Awards, the annual sales awards to honour top performers of Sri Lanka Insurance (SLIC) was held on 9 November 2010 at the Bandaranaike Exhibition hall, with the distinguished participation of Chairman,
Board of Directors, Gamini S. Senarath and the top management of Sri Lanka Insurance. The Minister of International Monetary Cooperation Dr. Sarath Amunugama graced the occasion as the chief guest of the evening.
Over 700 sales personnel attended this year’s ceremony. The day belonged to the sales people who had outperformed and outshone the rest, to the men and women who had proved their mettle through sheer dedication, hard work and clear pursuit of their goals — the best in the Insurance Industry. The night was celebrated on a star studded theme with much glamour and grandeur, featuring many unique entertaining acts that kept the audience spell bound.
The Star awards night saw 330 insurance advisors and team leaders being awarded for their excellent sales performance. They were all awarded on the basis of achieving the set sales targets and standards. The second place achievers were also invited to witness this magnificent evening to applaud the achievements of their colleagues.
Best regional sales managers, team leaders and advisors were recognised under their respective business category that is; Life and Non Life Insurance business, with special certificates and cash awards. The best of the best in this category was presented with an attractive plaque in addition to the cash awards and certificates.
Speaking at the event the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Sri Lanka Insurance Mohan de Alwis voiced his appreciation and gratitude to the sales force who are the backbone of the company, for their dedication and commitment towards taking Sri Lanka Insurance to its vision of being the number one insurer in the country.
The chief guest for the evening, Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama in his keynote speech stated that the President was steering the country forward to an economic boom and it was not far off when Sri Lanka can stand up without foreign aid. While commending on the performance of the achievers he also added that Sri Lanka Insurance was a key player in the post war economic development of this country.
Sri Lanka Insurance, the largest government owned composite insurance provider in Sri Lanka is the first insurance company to have been assigned a global rating for financial stability AA-(lka) from FitchRatings, London which is an assurance of the company’s long term financial sustainability. Sri Lanka Insurance is the only insurer who was awarded RAM Ratings AAA for its ‘long term claim paying ability’, which further affirms the corporation’s capacity to meet financial obligations to policyholders. The Corporation has also been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification for correct governing and operational procedures in line with accepted global standards.