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SriLankan unveils Employee Assistance Centre

SriLankan Airlines achieved another milestone in Sri Lanka’s corporate sector when it launched an Employee Assistance Centre (EAC), which offers professional guidance and counselling for employees to overcome challenges in their work or personal life.

The EAC would provide its expertise to any employee free of charge with the aim of facilitating peace of mind and quality of life.

Pradeepa Kekulawala, Head of Human Resources of SriLankan Airlines said, “This initiative is based on the principles of industrial and business psychology, where employee well-being and productivity are often correlated. The well-being of the employees is of paramount importance to us as it ensures that employees stay in a positive frame of mind in order to give their best to the company.

“As an organization, we encourage our employees to raise their performance levels. We believe that an initiative of this scale would enable them to focus better and improve themselves as professionals as well as individuals,” he said.

The national carrier has obtained the expertise of the Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology (CIRP). CIRP is considered the pioneering and leading higher education institute in the field of psychology in Sri Lanka since 2010.

Dr. Dharshan Perera, Chairman of CIRP, said, “Counselling offers a tool which helps each individual to develop a performing mechanism that is needed to tackle life’s challenges. Not only would this produce a motivated employee, it would also help each individual to be a positive minded person.”

The Airline already has a number of initiatives targeted at boosting staff motivation.

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