Seylan Bank PLC, the Bank with a Heart, celebrated the journey and growth of its young sales heroes at the National Sales Congress Awards 2020, as they walked away with multiple awards at the premier event recognising sales excellence in Sri Lanka. The team won one Gold, two Silver and five Bronze awards at the ceremony held on February 8, 2022, a testament to the nurturing environment that empowered their sales journey.
The SLIM NASCO Awards celebrates its 21st year as the only credible and respected award ceremony for sales professionals. The premier event dedicated to recognizing the efforts and performance of sales personnel, while uplifting them to the next level, is eagerly awaited by those who seek to wear the ultimate badge of honour for dynamic sales professionals and corporates in Sri Lanka.
Kapila Ariyaratne, Director/CEO at Seylan Bank lauded the sales teams that held their own in a close fought competition. “Congratulations to the Seylan Team members for their amazing show at the NASCO Awards. I have watched their growth with pride and am truly honoured to have created a space for them to hone their talents and practice their passion. I believe accolades are a mere byproduct of the real achievement, which is the creation of future corporate leaders, which each and everyone of them are well on the way of becoming,” he said.
Seylan Bank has focused on inculcating a sales culture where numbers are considered secondary, and the team members encouraged to educate and improve themselves. The 19 awards amassed at the SLIM NASCO Awards over the past four ceremonies by the Bank is testament to the years long efforts to groom one of the best sales teams in the banking industry of Sri Lanka.
“At Seylan, service is at the core of everything we do, and our sales teams takes this to mind as they place customer convenience at the fore, taking the Bank to their doorstep. It is their skills and dedication to improve that has brought us these accolades. It is heartening to see their achievements being celebrated, and the light it shines on choosing sales as a pivotal and rewarding career in banking,” stated Gamika De Silva, Assistant General Manager, Sales and Marketing at Seylan Bank.
Seylan Bank’s B G Chinthaka Fernando won the Silver award for National Sales Manager of the Year at the NASCO Awards 2020, whilst Territory Managers Malen Cabandugama and M Z Ameer won Silver and Bronze in their category, respectively. R W M Dushantha Abeykoon and Malinda Liyanage won Bronze in the Sales Supervisor category, whilst Shiran Hettiarachchi walked away with Gold in the Sales Executive category, and Himansa Rukshan Premathilake picked up a Bronze. Chathurika Fernando won the Bronze award in the Front Line category.