Unilever and Sathosa recognise the winners of ‘Sathosa Idam Nidhanaya’
The third phase of ‘Sathosa Idam Nidhanaya’ was recently concluded at JAIC Hilton, Colombo. A collaborative effort by Unilever Sri Lanka and local retail giant of consumer goods, Lanka Sathosa, the project aims at uplifting the lives of Sri Lankans everywhere.
Initiated in 2016, ‘Idam Nidanaya’ this year awarded three winners prime plots of land close to the Colombo area. Additionally, 35 other lucky winners received gold coins worth a total of Rs. 1 million.
Gracing the occasion was; Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development, Vocational Training & Skills Development, Buddhika Pathirana, Secretary to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, K.D.N. Ranjith Ashoka, Director to the Ministry, Indika Ranatunga, Chairman of Lanka Sathosa, Thariq Kaleel, Chief Executive Officer of Lanka Sathosa, Dushmantha Thotawatta, Chairman of Unilever Sri Lanka, Carl Cruz, Customer Development Director, Aruna Mawilmada, Head of Channel & Category Development, Elo Siccion and Head of Modern Trade, Dinusha Ekanayake.
This year’s winners of the prime plots of land were Yulika Rasanjani from Badulla, Yashodha Ravindu Bandara Jayasundara from Boossa and Elizabeth Silva from Kurundugaha-Hethekma.
Laying claim to its undisputed title as the nation’s largest retail network, over the years Lanka Sathosa has offered its customers high quality products at low prices in the market. Symbolised as the state brand for retail, Sathosa has earned the trust of its loyal customers for many decades whilst also placing itself at the forefront of the nation’s price determiners.
Speaking at the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of Lanka Sathosa, Dushmantha Thotawatta had this to say “Launched in collaboration with Unilever Sri Lanka, Sathosa Idam Nidhanaya has opened many opportunities for Sathosa customers to win prime land close to the Colombo area. This special program goes beyond corporate objectives by combining the strengths of two leading companies representing both the public and private sectors. The program has successfully been held for three consecutive years due to the collaborative efforts taken between our two organisations. I wish to extend my heartiest congratulations to the winners of the event.”
Offering a host of FMCG’s to cover consumer’s day to day needs, Unilever Sri Lanka has become a household name in the country earning the trust of 21 million customers island wide. Over the last 81 years, the company has continued to uplift the living standards of citizens of the country through a multitude of purpose-driven programmes, deeply embedding its name and values into the households of Sri Lankan society.
Whilst expressing his congratulations to the winners that evening, Chairman of Unilever Sri Lanka Carl Cruz further stated “This is the 3rd consecutive year that we have successfully partnered with Sathosa for Idam Nidhanaya. With the aim of uplifting the living standards of our consumers, this initiative will play a pivotal role in upholding the values and core purpose that are common to our organisations. We look forward to creating more valuable opportunities for shoppers who purchase Unilever products from Sathosa outlets island-wide”