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Ceylinco Insurance Emerges As ‘People’s Choice’ For Fifth Consecutive Year

Mar 26, 2011 2:32:53 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Director / Deputy CEO – Ceylinco Insurance General, Patrick Alwis receiving the Award. Others in the picture (from left) Snr AGM – Marketing, Ceylinco Life, Samitha Hemachandra and AGM – Marketing, Ceylinco Insurance - General, Senaka Rajapakse

Ceylinco Insurance, once again consolidating its position as the trail blazer in the Sri Lankan insurance industry, has been recognised as the “People’s Insurance Brand of the Year” for the fifth consecutive year.
The People’s Awards, conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) in association with Neilsen Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, recognise and honour brands that have won the hearts of Sri Lankans.
The people’s choice is the only measure taken into account in determining the winners. Since its inception five years ago, The People’s Awards, the only such event to measure the pulse of the people of this country, have added value to brands as those preferred by the people. In being chosen for the People’s Awards for the fifth year, Ceylinco Insurance has retained its prestigious position as the most preferred ‘Choice of the People’ of Sri Lanka.
Following extensive research criteria, the winning brands were selected over a period of five months stretching from September 2010 to January 2011. People aged 15 to 60 yrs were interviewed including those in the North and East for the first time; the results reflect the opinions of people from all regions and communities.
For the seventh year in a row, Ceylinco Insurance reiterated its market leader position in the Sri Lankan insurance industry with   impressive results for year 2010. During the year, Ceylinco Insurance recorded a   premium income of Rs 18 billion out of which the General Division contributed Rs  9.22   billion with the Life Division contributing the balance Rs 8.78 billion.
The Company made an exceptional   pre-tax profit of Rs 933.9 million for the year ended 31st December 2010 indicating a 12 % increase when compared to the previous year.
“We view this Award as not only the highest recognition in terms of corporate success but also as a measurement of how close we are to the people of Sri Lanka.  For us, it is a honour we are proud to share with our customers and all Sri Lankans said Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ceylinco Insurance – General, Ajith Gunawardena.
“Innovation has been key to our success – developing and initiating products and services which ease the burdens of our customers and deliver what is promised and a wide network of branches that takes us closer to the customers, have been important milestones in our success story.
During the year 2010, Ceylinco Insurance – General paid Rs 5.2 billion as claims, which reflected the company’s commitment to ensuring timely claim settlement to customers.   In the Sri Lankan insurance industry, Ceylinco Insurance has sustained an undisputed leadership position as the only company committed to settling all claims ‘On The Spot’,” he further added.