The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited – ANCL (Lake House) is the Print Media Sponsor. The award scheme was a comprehensive process. The evaluation of applications basically has three stages. Finally the evaluation of applications was done by the external panel of judges, which was headed by Senior Professor Sudantha Liyanage, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
CNCI in its quest to make the industries globally competitive considers this contest as a tool to encourage our industrialists. Thus every year new factors are brought into the evaluation enhancing the benchmark levels. “CNCI Achiever” is a highly popular event among the industrialists mainly due to its stringent evaluation process and independent selection process of unbiased nature.
One significant feature observed this year was the largest number of applications received in the “Extra Large” category for both Government and Private sector industries despite the challenges and issues repeatedly being faced by the local industrialists in particular especially due to the global pandemic situation.
“Another novel trend we have witnessed is that some public sector industries have been confident enough to compete with the private sector industries in terms of operational excellence,” said Abeyratne Muthugala,Secretary General, Ceylon National Chamber of Industries.
DFCC Bank PLC is the principal sponsor and the Official Banking partner for this year’s event and has been sponsoring the event for the last three years consecutively whereas the Bank of Ceylon is the Co-sponsor.