Ceylinco Life has significantly expanded its operations in Negombo, following the opening of the Company’s latest eco-friendly branch building in this coastal city, on company-owned land.
The new building adds 7,950 square feet of floor space to Ceylinco Life’s branch in Negombo, and makes it the second largest of the Company’s branches with a total of 18,859 square feet of space. It is also the fifth building built on company-owned land in the Gampaha district, after the branches at Divulapitiya, Kadawatha and Gampaha, and the existing Negombo branch building.
The purpose-designed five-storey addition to the Negombo branch further advances Ceylinco Life’s Green agenda to increase the use of sustainable energy and conserve resources. In line with this ethos, the building is entirely powered by solar energy from a 57.2kW solar power system that reduces the consumption of electricity from the national grid. This solar power system is the second largest in the Company’s building network and the largest among all branches.
In addition, the building also has the second largest rainwater harvesting facility built by Ceylinco Life, a modern sewage treatment plant that treats wastewater and recycles it for toilet flushing and gardening purposes, and the latest energy-efficient air conditioners to reduce energy consumption.
For customer and employee convenience, the new building has an elevator and a dedicated car park with 20 slots, a Cash Deposit Machine that makes it possible to deposit premiums 24 hours of the day, 365 days of the year, a new customer lounge and private discussion rooms for interacting with customers.
The expansion has also facilitated the addition of 10 new sales regions to the eight sales regions served by the branch previously. Furthermore, the building is equipped with a new training facility that can accommodate 100 people at a time, enhancing its functionality as a nucleus for Ceylinco Life operations in the area. The investment of Rs 120 million by Ceylinco Life in this new building consolidates the Company’s presence in Negombo and enables it to further improve services to customers, the life insurance leader said. The Negombo branch is one of 19 Ceylinco Life branches dedicated to protecting lives in the Gampaha District through life insurance.
Ceylinco Life is in the process of constructing another Green building for its branch in Piliyandala.
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.