Kelani Cables PLC, Sri Lanka’s number one brand in secure electrical and communication cables, honoured Thashmila Samarasekera of Rathnapura Seevali Central School with an Educational Scholarship. Thashmila, who has got through the 5th Grade Scholarship exam scoring highest marks,
was granted the educational scholarship by Kelani Cables PLC CEO Mahinda Saranapala.
Kelani Cables educational scholarship is granted annually to children of members of the ‘Kelani Visura’ Electrician Club. Scholarship holders have the privilege of receiving financial assistance until university entrance. Thashmila, who was the proud winner of the scholarship this year, is the son of Kelani Visura Rathnapura Zone society member, Upul Rajeewa Samarasekera.
Electrical technician Upul Rajeewa Samarasekera paid gratitude to Kelani Cables PLC for its noble cause. “I have been working as an electrical technician for 20 long years and I hold membership of the ‘Kelani Visura’ Electrician club for more than 10 years. The society in addition to endowing us with world-class knowledge offers us the privilege of having a life insurance and a host of other benefits. Especially the financial assistance granted to electrical technicians’ children for educational purposes is a great motivation for us.
Upul Rajeewa Samarasekera’s son Thashmila said with emotion this is the first-ever recognition he received from a corporate sector company. “Kelani Cables name will be remembered throughout my life and this financial assistance offered for my education by Kelani Cables is a great relief not only to me but to all in my family,” said little Thashmila.
Kelani Cables PLC CEO Mahinda Saranapala expressing views said ‘Kelani Visura’ being a major CSR programme of Kelani Cables assists many electrical technicians in the country. “‘Kelani Visura’ has a membership that surpasses membership in majority of electrical technicians’ societies in the country. The support, knowledge and benefits offered via ‘Kelani Visura’ is incomparable. Our core objective is to add value to the families of electrical technicians while enhancing their knowledge. This educational scholarship is part of that programme. Kelani Cables anticipate to add more value to this CSR programme in the coming years,” said the CEO.
General Manager Marketing Anil Munasinghe said Kelani Cables being a socially responsible company always look at citizens’ wellbeing. “We are very concerned about the wellbeing of citizens in Sri Lanka in addition to making profits as a company. Thus, we engage in various CSR programmes throughout the year. Our loyal customers who endorse the Kelani Cables brand too can be proud of themselves as they too are part and parcel of this CSR endeavours,” said Munasinghe.
Kelani Cables PLC Brand Development Manager Channa Jayasinghe, who also heads the welfare activities of electrical technicians in the company, said the success of a brand always depends on all stakeholders who add value to it in many ways. He said Kelani Cables has understood this reality well thus the company always is concerned about the wellbeing of all who are associated with the brand.