*Image Caption: SLIM National Sales Awards 2022 award recipients from Unilever Sri Lanka
(L to R): Tharindu Agasthi Kokuhennadi – Account Manager – Pureit; Charith Haputhanthrige – Customer Development Safety, IT & Activation Manager; Lasan Karunaratne – Account Manager & Omni Lead – Modern Trade; Oshada Vidyananda – Account Manager – Modern Trade; Hasithika Herath – Account Manager – TSL Holdings; and Kushini Jayasuriya – Assistant Manager, Customer Development Administration
Six Unilever Sri Lanka employees have each secured wins at the recent SLIM National Sales Awards 2022, taking home 3 Golds, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Awards.
Regarded as the most anticipated event of the year for the sales fraternity in Sri Lanka, the National Sales Awards, organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), rewards high performing individuals for their efforts and achievements in the sales field, providing national level recognition.
The Unilever winners recognised for their outstanding and stellar performance in 2022 include Hasithika Herath - Account Manager – TSL Holdings, who won the Territory Manager GOLD Award in the FMCG Consumer Category; Tharindu Agasthi Kokuhennadi - Account Manager – Pureit, who walked away with the Territory Manager GOLD Award in the Consumer Durables Category; Lasan Karunaratne – Account Manager & Omni Lead - Modern Trade, who secured the Territory Manager GOLD Award in the Modern Trade Category;
Kushini Jayasuriya – Assistant Manager, Customer Development Administration, who received a SILVER Award in the Other Sales Support Staff (Assistant Manager) Category; Charith Haputhanthrige – Customer Development Safety, IT & Activation Manager who was awarded a BRONZE in the Other Sales Support Staff (Manager) Category; and Oshada Vidyananda – Account Manager – Modern Trade, who won the Territory Manager BRONZE Award in the Modern Trade Category.
Said Bathiya Dayaratne, Customer Development Director, Unilever Sri Lanka, “I would like to express my heartiest congratulations to Hasithika, Tharindu, Lasan, Kushini, Charith and Oshada for their valuable contributions in driving sales during challenging market conditions and for keeping the Unilever Sri Lanka flag flying high.”
Bathiya added “It is the undeterred commitment and passion of these individuals that have propelled us to achieve this remarkable feat in the country’s most prestigious sales awards event. I would also like to thank SLIM for providing a platform to recognise the efforts of our sales personnel which has truly inspired them to grow and thrive in their careers.”
The candidates are judged by a panel of analysts from different industries who evaluate them on a number of criteria, including their potential to grow and climb the sales hierarchy, their performance and contribution in their current job roles, as well as their ability to add strategic value to the business while performing assigned sales targets.