December, 16, 2019
Airtel Lanka received the ‘Runner Up’ award in the ‘Other Services/Other Sectors’ category and was the only mobile telecom operator to be recognised at the 16th National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2019.
The telco has been on a winning streak with prestigious awards such as ‘The Top 25 Best Workplaces’ in Sri Lanka, the only telco among the ‘10 Best Workplaces for Women’ in Sri Lanka, awarded by the Institute of Great Place to Work. Simultaneously, Airtel was recognised at the CMO Awards as Sri Lanka’s ‘Best Brand’, ‘Best Employer Brand’ and ‘Best Innovation for Retention Strategy’ by the World HRD Congress. Airtel was also awarded as a ‘Company with Great Managers’ along with 3 individual Great Manager Awards presented by the Colombo Leadership Academy in partnership with People Business India. They also secured a Gold and Bronze awards in the Sales Executive/Supervisor in Telecommunication and Territory Manager in Telecommunication categories at SLIM NASCO organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Management, all in the concluding year.
These recognition’s are a true result of Airtel’s continued investments in creating an enabling work environment and an enriching work experience for its employees, reflecting the success of the organisation as an employer of choice in the telecommunication industry providing exceptional employment experience whilst displaying business excellence.
The NBEA is one of Sri Lanka’s pioneering award competitions initiated by The National Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka in 2004 and has maintained a reputation of unparalleled corporate excellence, gaining much recognition as the symbol of excellence for the best of the best businesses in Sri Lanka.
Photo caption: (From left) Lakmal Ranasinghe (Finance), Rumal Warnakulasuriya (Marketing), Kushani Ambawatte (Customer Experience), Surangi Rajapakse (CEO’s Office), Kanishka Ranaweera (Head HR), Jinesh Hegde (CEO/MD), Sureni Dayaratne Wijesinghe (HR), Shara Rajaguru (HR), Savini Pandikorala (Finance), Shafiya Careem (Marketing), Dumindu Thilakaratne (Network), Suhaib Bishrul (Sales), Ishan Malwattage (Sales)