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Aitken Spence among ‘Most Admired Companies’

D.H.S. Jayawardena
D.H.S. Jayawardena

Aitken Spence PLC was ranked among the Top 10 Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka 2019 for the second consecutive year by the International Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka (ICCSL) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka.

The Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka 2019 awards was held at the BMICH recently.

The chief guest was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

This award recognises organisations that promote the best sustainable practices and have the highest standards of ethics and governance. Moreover, it distinguishes companies that have built strong reputations and drive prosperity in Sri Lanka through the creation of long-term value.

The Most Admired Leaders of Sri Lanka 2019 were also acknowledged at this ceremony. A special award under the category of ‘Business Accomplishments - Entrepreneurship’ was presented to D.H.S. (Harry) Jayawardena, the Chairman of Aitken Spence PLC, the founding director and current Chairman/Managing Director of Stassens Group and other notable business entities in the country.

Director of Aitken Spence Ms. Stasshani Jayawardena collected the award on his behalf.

“Aitken Spence has always been a cut above the rest in terms of financial performance and value creation for shareholders, customers, employees and the general community while protecting the environment that sustains us. This award is a further testimony that as a responsible organisation, we create positive impact for all our stakeholders and we have and always will be committed to the development of our nation,” said Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Aitken Spence, Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake.