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Sunday, 15 August 2010





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Smart Media and clients bring honour to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has gained top honours for the quality of its annual reports at the recently concluded League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Annual Report Competition. Several Sri Lankan companies received awards for their annual reports whilst two companies also made it to the global top 100 list. Smart Media - The annual report company was awarded the Gold for Agency of the Year in the Asia Pacific Region.

Chairman Smart Media Dr. Vijith Kannangara said that, nine out of the top ten Fortune 500 companies participate in LACP competitions. “This year, there were more than 4,000 entries from 28 countries for this global annual report competition. Only the top 15% have received award-level recognition. The average split between narrative and financials in judging has been 40% to 60%, said Dr. Kannangara.

Diesel & Motor Engineering Company won its category Gold, as well as the Gold for the Most Engaging Annual Report in the Asia Pacific Region and was ranked No. 61 among the global top 100.

Seylan Bank won its category Gold, as well as the Gold for the Most improved Annual Report in the Asia Pacific Region.

Dipped Products won its category Silver, as well as the Silver for the Best Report Cover in the Asia Pacific Region and was ranked No. 91 among the global top 100.

Hayleys Chairman and CEO Mohan Pandithage said, “As a Sri Lankan multinational, we need to communicate effectively with wide global audience. Being highly diversified, we have to also ensure that these audiences understand us very well. Our annual report plays a key part in this. Today, there is a lot if interest in investing and doing business in Sri Lanka. The timing of these awards is very good in that sense, and will help the country in this efforts to promote itself as a good investment proposition”. “Our relationship with Smart Media is one of great longevity. We did take a very short break but are very glad to be back entrusting the production of our Annual Report to them”, he added.

Nations Trust Bank won Silver in this category.

Talawakelle Tea Estates won the Bronze in its category.

The Islamic Business Unit of Lanka Orix Finance Company Ltd. won the Bronze in this category.


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