CNCI hosts Achiever Awards for Industrial Excellence
The 20th consecutive “CNCI Achiever Awards 2021 for Industrial Excellence” organised by the premier industrial chamber, The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries was held on January 12, 2022, at Hotel Galadari, Grand Ballroom.
This event is annually held to recognize and reward Sri Lankan industrialists for their performance excellence. This time it was held under the aegis of the Ministry of Industries and Wimal Weerawansa, Minister of Industries, joined as the chief guest with State Minister of Urban Development, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness Dr. Nalaka Godahewa.
Minister Weerawansa noted that under the current circumstances there was ample space for local industries to garner market share as there was limited scope to import non-essential products. He further suggested that the government would be very helpful to any local producer looking to gain market share.
The Minister said due to the COVID-19 pandemic many industries were close to dying. He recalled the government had stepped in to provide much-needed help through the provision of certain allowances and moratoriums that allowed many businesses to survive the worst periods during the pandemic.
Weerawansa suggested that the worst periods of the pandemic has now past and that the economy was now on the firm path to recovery. DFCC Bank PLC was the principal sponsor and the Official Banking Partner for this year’s event whereas Bank of Ceylon was the Co-sponsor. The
Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited – ANCL (Lake House) was the Print Media Sponsor and the Independent Television Network Ltd. (ITN) was the Electronic Media Sponsor and Ceylinco General Insurance Ltd & CBL Group were the Event Sponsors. The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC was the Award Sponsor for the event.
Award winners were selected through a comprehensive process of evaluation. “CNCI Achiever” is a highly popular event among the industrialists mainly due to its stringent evaluation process and independent selection process of unbiased nature.
The final evaluation of the 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.
This year the special Awards for the Top Ten Companies in the Extra Large Manufacturing/Service Category were awarded to 1. Modern Pack Lanka (Pvt) Ltd 2. Farmchemie (Pvt) Ltd 3. Leema Creations Private Limited 4. Textrip (Pvt) Ltd 5. Dipped Products PLC 6. Freelan Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd 7. HNB Assurance PLC 8. Samson Manufacturers (Pvt) Ltd 9. American Education Centre Ltd 10. Samson Bikes (Pvt) Ltd.