SPAR Sri Lanka celebrates team members at annual excellence awards ceremony

June 9, 2023 IN THE CATEGORY: Awards and prizes, People

SPAR Sri Lanka celebrated excellence in service and product standards on 4 May with an awards night themed ‘A Star is Born’ to appreciate the dedication and spirit of high-performing team members throughout the year.

Kumar De Silva, CEO of SPAR Sri Lanka, congratulated team members on the valuable growth of the brand in the last seven years since its launch in the country. Currently, SPAR Sri Lanka operates eleven stores across the Western Province in the southwest of the country. Kumar De Silva commented that SPAR Sri Lanka’s top performers should be proud of the culture of excellence that they have ignited within their teams at each SPAR store.

All 670 team members currently employed by SPAR Sri Lanka were thanked for their loyalty to the company and their support in growing the brand’s presence over the past five years.

Special attention was given to the Leadership Development Programme at SPAR Supermarkets, not only for its strategic purpose of building more confident and well-prepared team members, but also for its merit in empowering potential leaders for the brand. All the graduates of the Leadership Training Programme were recognised, as well as those who had completed a tenure of five years at SPAR, essentially being a part of the company’s journey since its inception.

The coveted Star Performer of the Year award was won by Lakshitha Dissanayake. The interdepartmental awards were the highlight of the evening, with the Malabe store receiving the award for the ‘Most Popular Store Of The Year’, and the highest accolade of the night was given to the Kelaniya store as the ‘Store Of The Year’. The ‘Think Retail’ award was given to Lakmali Igalahewa, and the ‘Think DC’ award was won by Dinusha Yatiwella.

The Board of Ceylon Biscuits Board, the joint venture partner developing SPAR in Sri Lanka, were thanked for their unwavering support. The Group’s Managing Director Shea Wickramasingha also expressed her appreciation to all colleagues and congratulated them on this auspicious occasion.

Source: SPAR Sri Lanka celebrates “A Starry Night” at their annual excellence awards ceremony | Daily FT

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About SPAR Sri Lanka

SPAR International granted a licence to Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL Group) in 2017 to operate the SPAR Brand in Sri Lanka in a joint venture with the SPAR Group Ltd South Africa. CBL is a well-established organisation founded in the 1960s. It employs 5,000 people across diverse operations.

It has strong roots in local communities and a commitment to enhancing food retailing and entrepreneurial opportunities in the market, making it an ideal partner for SPAR.

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