FCCISL recognizes long service staff
The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL)
set up in 1973 has come a long way fathoming 25 year journey of service
as an umbrella organization of the private sector and throughout plays a
key and dynamic role in promoting business and industry in the country
by providing the member bodies with a wide spectrum of services ranging
from advisory, consultative, promotional, information sharing and
FCCISL has become the rallying point for free enterprises in Sri
Lanka and as such has embowered Sri Lankan businesses in the changing
times to show up their competitiveness and enhanced their national and
It has achieved a nationwide membership of over 50 regional and
district chambers of commerce and business associations.
FCCISL espouses the shared vision of Sri Lankan businesses and speaks
directly and indirectly to over 12,500 business units. It has an
expanding membership of enterprises drawn from large, medium, small and
tiny segments of manufacturing, distributive trade and services.
In fact to achieve such great heights there has to be meticulous
planning and devout efficient team spirit.
President, FCCISL Nawaz Rajabdeen, commending the overall
performances of the FCCISL said that he is very proud of the team at the
FCCISL ably led by its Secretary General/CEO Samantha Abeywickrama and
said that during the last 25 years the achievements have been
He said that there appears to be a misunderstanding among the workers
the correct perception and the difference between rate of production and
productivity. He said that his team at FCCISL tirelessly works to
achieve high productivity.
The productivity base backed by excellent performance, enabled FCCISL
to obtain two prestigious international quality certifications - ISO
9001-2000 and SA 8000-2001. The International Organization of
Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide body that develops many different
kinds of standards ISO 9001 is a document that define the req;uirements
for the Quality Management System Standard.
SA 8000 is a global social accountability standard for decent working
conditions, developed and overseen by the Social Accountability
International (SAI. SAI offers training in SA 8000 and the other
workplace standards to managers.
To obtain these standard certifications there must have to be overall
consistent and efficient performances throughout and it is the very hard
work performed as a team that enabled the FCCISL to contribute the
FCCISL has not forgotten the men and women who toiled hard tirelessly
to achieve the best results.
FCCISL made it a point to felicitate and recognize the best
performers when it organized its first ever Chamber Competition 2008
held at Hilton Colombo Hotel. These best performers of the FCCISL were
felicitated, recognized and reward at different levels.
Four of them were felicitated under the Category of Service
Recognition, Decade Plus Awards. They are Samantha Abeywickrama,
Secretary General/CEO, Ms Jeewani V Koggoda Arachchi, Executive
Secretary; Ms Nandani Paranamana, Executive Secretary and T Nadai Slla
Rajah, Staff Assistant.
Another set of five staffers were felicitated, recognized and
rewarded for their distinctive service records: They are Nihal Rangala,
Director, HRD and Industrial Relations; S W B Wijekoon, Manager,
Technical; Chaminda Kumara, MIS Officer; Ms G K Chamali Nilakshi,
Programme Coordinator and Ms Samanthi Perera, Executive Secretary.