Arpico felicitated star performers of its local manufacturing & distribution sector at Club Palm Bay Marawilla recently.The awards night was themed “Seize Your Glory”, with Richard Pieris PLC main Board Director and Managing Director of the local manufacturing and distribution sector Sunil Liyanage as Chief Guest. This ti me the awards ceremony recognised and rewarded 60 of the top performers.
Addressing t he gathering at the glittering awards ceremony, Liyanage said: “The Richard Pieris Group’s local manufacturing & distribution sector has shown impressive performance and progress over the years, resulting in impressive financial growth which has contributed to the Group’s success. The sector’s achievements contribute to the Group’s standing as one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates.”
The star performers were Area Sales Supervisor K.M. Shantha Bandara, Area Sales Coordinator Lakdil Fernando, Area Sales Executive Nilanka Weerapana, Area Sales Executive Ruwan Chaminda, Area Sales Coordinator Janaka Laksiri, PU Sector Head of Category Thushara Egodage, Area Sales Coordinator Sameera Akalanka Thennakoon, Senior Production Manager Jayanath Alwis, Senior Business Development Manager Shiham Kalib, Senior Business Development Manager Dilshan Abeysekara, Area Sales Executive Sameera Perera, Senior Area Sales Manager M.K. Silva, and Production Manager K.D.R.S. Chulanath. Commenting on the underlying factors behind the impressive performance, factory Director of the local manufacturing & distribution sector Lalith Wijesinghe said: “We offer a wide range of high quality product lines to the market, including mattresses, water tanks, water pumps, Styrofoam, rubber products, PVC pipes and fittings and furniture, all of which meet stringent quality standards, in line with the Group’s promise to consumers. As a result of continuous R&D and never compromising on the quality standards of our products, we have been able to secure and maintain market leadership in all our product categories.” The sales conference is a highly anticipated annual event held to recognize and reward high performing employees.
The event is aimed at motivating sales staff, and challenging employees to achieve the budgets over and above the set target. Gold awards will also be added with certificates, plaques, foreign tours and cash awards in recognition of achievements.
During the event, Sanjeewa Anandapathiranage (Finance Manager), Derrick Perera (Head of Marketing), Hiran De Silva (Head of Sales), Athula Wickramatilake (Head of Sales) and Duminda Perera (Head of Sales) share future objectives, and past performances are presented at regional levels, further challenging Arpico’s dynamic sales team. The company’s road map for the coming year is shared. Richard Pieris and Company PLC Richard Pieris & Company PLC, founded in 1932 is now one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka with an asset base of over 32 billion rupees. With its unique and acclaimed brand identity of “Arpico”, the Group which comprises over 51 subsidiaries across many sectors, has touched the lives of all Sri Lankans over the last eight decades.