December, 2, 2014
J.L. Morison Son & Jones (Ceylon) PLC, (JLM), a company trusted by Sri Lankans for its portfolio of well-established consumer brands recently celebrated its 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary and Awards Night at a gala event at the picturesque Eagles Lakeside banquet hall.
From humble beginnings as a fully Sri Lankan owned company, JLM has today, with seven decades of experience and working relationships in the country, evolved into a multi-channel business poised for growth under the aegis of local conglomerate, Hemas Holdings PLC.
“This 75th anniversary is a major milestone for our company,” said Trihan Perera, Managing Director, JLM. “Much has changed throughout the years, but our significant growth is a testament to our focus on providing exceptional products to our consumers. We are proud of what we have accomplished and excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with our employees as we step into the future,” he added.
The Awards Night, held in conjunction with the Anniversary celebrations, was part of the Company’s efforts to recognise top team members who, by their passion, engagement and motivation, have driven higher business performance and customer satisfaction throughout the year.
“This year, more top performers than ever, were rewarded across the Group. The commitment of JLM employees is impressive. Today we recognise and reward our own trail-blazers who excelled in outstanding performance,” Perera said.
Present at the event was the Senior Management of the parent company Hemas Holdings PLC which included Husein Esufally, Chairman and Steven Enderby, Group CEO. Also participating in the celebration were the Board and Management of JLM.
Top achievers who excelled in their sales performance were selected as winners from divisions including Pharmaceutical Distribution and Manufacturing, OTC and Consumer, and Agro.
Galle Drugs Store received two awards for its contribution towards pharmaceutical distribution and pharmaceutical manufacturing distribution.
In the OCT and Consumer division, Himal Irantha and Susith Wijayawardana received Star Awards for Sales and Brands categories respectively, while M.T. Thilina Peiris was adjudged the Consumer Distributor Winner.
Amila Pushpanwan, Driver – Stores received the special Star Service Award for his exemplary service and true example of showcasing the company’s values.
Commenting on the occasion Perera said, “The Awards we presented are to inspire as well as to congratulate and thank our staff for a job well done over the last twelve months which created both an element of competition as well as team spirit.”
J. L. Morison Son & Jones (Ceylon) PLC (JLM) is a fully owned subsidiary of Hemas Holdings PLC, a diversified conglomerate with a focus on four key sectors namely; health care, fast moving consumer goods, transportation and leisure.
Photo captions: (Above) JLM Consumer Sales Sector Head Himal Irantha (left) receiving the Star Award for Sales category from Rohan Perera (right) JLM Consumer Sales Manager. (Below - 01) Sarath Wijesinghe (left), Senior Foreman of MSJI (JLM), the winner for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing receiving his award from Steven Enderby, Group Chief Executive Officer of Hemas Holdings PLC and (02) JLM Pharma-Sales Representative M. P Nilantha (left), the Winner of Pharmaceuticals Distribution – Sales, receiving his Special Award from Zulfiquar Ahamed (right), Head –Healthcare of JLM