2018 Awards

Annual Report 2017/18 of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC

We are proud to announce that the Annual Report 2017/18 of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC themed “Tomorrow Shaping Today “ clinched overall Second Runner-up, winning the bronze award while bagging three main awards at the Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2018 organized by Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) ;

  • • Award for one of the ten best Integrated Reports in Sri Lanka
  • • Special Merit Award for Integrated Thinking
  • • Winner of the Finance & Leasing Sector



Mr. Sanjeewa Bandaranayake,Senior Deputy General Manager of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC receiving, Overall - Bronze award.


Mr. Omal Sumanasiri, Chief Manager – Finance of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC receiving an Award for ten best Integrated Reports.


With the special Merit Award for Integrated Thinking – CMA Sri Lanka for the first time introduced this special award category.


With the Gold Award in Finance & Leasing Sector.

2017
2017 Awards

PLC won Gold Award at Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) 2017






We are indeed proud to announce that the ‘SelfeCash’ product developed by the ICT department of the People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, recognized as the Gold Winner of the Financial Industry Category at APICTA 2017. First time in history, Sri Lanka won the Gold on this category (Financial Industry Category). The APICTA 2017, has been held at Dhaka Bangladesh for the 17th Consecutive year on 7th -10th December 2017, with the participation of 16 economies of the Asia Pacific Region including: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong S.A.R, Indonesia, Japan, Macao S.A.R, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

PLC won two awards at National Best Quality Software Awards 2017






PLC-ICT has bagged two awards at the 19th National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2017 held at the Taj Samudra Hotel on 06th October 2017.

  • • The Gold Award in In-House Applications for ‘SelfeCash’
  • • A Merit Award in Financial Industry Applications for ‘Margin Trading System’.

SLITAD People Development Excellence Award 2016/17




PLC acquired second consecutive Gold award for its HR strategies and best practices by proving our passion and commitment towards people development and a nation-wide customer service, at the SLITAD People Development Awards 2016/17.

PLC Annual Report secured four Awards at 53rd CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards



With the Gold Award in the Overall Integrated Reporting – Best Disclosure on Business Model Award Category




With the Gold Award in the Overall Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting Category




Receiving the Bronze Award in the Overall Management Commentary Award Category




Silver Award in the Finance Companies & Leasing Companies (Total Assets above LKR 20 Bn) Category



Annual Report for the financial year 2016/17 of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC) themed “Collecting Moments” clinched four prestigious awards:

  • • Two Gold Awards in the Overall categories of Integrated Reporting – Best Disclosure on Business Model and Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
  • • Bronze Award in the Overall Management Commentary Award Category
  • • Silver Award in the Finance Companies & Leasing Companies (Total Assets above LKR 20 Bn) sector

at the Annual Report Awards 2017 organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. Four Awards received by the Company is the highest number of awards received by a finance company in this year’s competition.

PLC recognized as one of the Best Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka




PLC was recognized as one of the Best Ten Corporate Citizens at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards - 2017 presented by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for the fifth time.

PLC ranked 15th in Business Today 'Top 30'




PLC was ranked 15th amongst the 'TOP 30' winning listed companies in Sri Lanka 2016/17 chosen by the Business Today magazine on the basis of the best financial performance. PLC has been in this ranking since 2013.

PLC recognized amongst the “Most Respected Entities” - 2017


PLC was ranked as one of Sri Lanka’s Most Respected Entities in a survey commissioned and conceptualized by LMD and conducted by Nielsen covering 800 respondents (managers and above). PLC ranked 25th in the survey. Financial performance, quality consciousness, management profile, honesty, innovation, dynamism, corporate culture, CSR, vision and national mindedness were the criteria considered in ranking the listed companies.

PLC amongst the Most Valuable Brands


PLC was ranked 16th among the Most Valuable Brands with a brand value of Rs. 7,614 Mn. and a rating of AA. Brand Finance Lanka, a subsidiary of Brand Finance PLC, UK has produced this study through an independent and unbiased analysis based on financial and marketing performance. Fortified with a diverse customer base ranging from individuals, and SMEs to blue chip corporate houses, PLC proved its brands strength again with this achievement.

Grand Award for the Best Annual Report of Sri Lanka



Mr. Michael Pradeep Amirthanayagam, Deputy Chairman of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC. receiving the Grand Award on behalf of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC.


Annual Report 2016/17 of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC “Collecting Moments” bagged the Grand Award for the Best Annual Report of Sri Lanka at the 31st ARC Awards International, the world’s premier annual report competition held on the 12th of October 2017 in Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Japan. The Report also secured six category Awards in the Financial Services: General sector; Gold Award for Infographics, two Silver Awards for Non-Traditional Annual Report and Photography, two Bronze Awards for Financial Data and Printing & Production and Honours for Cover Photo/ Design.



PLC Group Head of HR - Mr.Uresh Jayasekera ranked amongst '100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals’ in the world -2017

Sri Lanka Islamic Banking and Finance Industry Awards (SLIBFI) 2017


Clinched the Gold Award for “Social Upliftment Award of the Year 2016”.


Al Safa clinched won the Silver Award for “Islamic Finance Entity of the Year 2016”
2016
52nd CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards Ceremony (3 Awards)


A Gold Award in the Finance Companies and Leasing Companies Sector. This was for the 9th consecutive time in this category at the Annual Report Awards hosted by CA Sri Lanka.


A Gold Award for the Best Disclosure in Corporate Governance at the 52nd CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards.


Bronze Award for Best Disclosure on Capital Management in Integrated Reporting at the 52nd CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards.


Board members, Members of corporate management and members of annual report team with the awards received.
Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards – 2016

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC bagged 3 awards at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2016 hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to recognize the sustainability champions in Sri Lanka assessing the interactions of a corporate entity, private or public, listed or unlisted, with its stakeholders including environment, employees, customers, suppliers, community, government and shareholders.


Awarded as one of the Top Ten Corporate Citizens Award selected from all applicants under categories A and B conducted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.


Awarded for the Best Sustainable Performance in the Finance Sector at Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Award 2016 with the other industry recipient under A and B categories.


Bagged a Second Runner-Up Award of the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2016. Members of the Corporate Management and CSR Team with the three awards received.
Best Employer Brands Awards 2016


Recognized as one of Sri Lanka’s Best Employer Brands at the Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2016.
National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2016



PLC secured a Bronze Award at the National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2016.
CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards – 2016



The Annual Report 2015/16 of the Company was adjudged as being One of the Top Ten integrated reports in Sri Lanka at the CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards-2016 organized by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of Sri Lanka.
Recognized among the Asia's Best Employer Brands at the Asia Best Employer Brand Awards 2016



PLC was recognized as being one of Asia’s Best Employer Brands at the Asia Best Employer Brand Awards 2016.
National Human Resource Management Awards 2015/16


Secured a Silver Award at the National Human Resource Management Awards 2015/16.
JASTECA Awards 2016


Won a Silver Award at the JASTECA/CSR Sustainability Awards 2016.

SLIM-Nielsen People's Awards 2016


Honored with a coveted accolade as the "Financial Service Provider of the Year' for the fourth consecutive year at the SLIM-Nielsen People's Awards 2016
2015
51st CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards



Bagged the Gold Award for the Best Annual Report in the Finance Companies category for the 8th consecutive year and the Silver Award in the Overall Management Commentary category at the 51st CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards;
Top 25 listed companies in Sri Lanka- 2014/15



Ranked 17 among the top 25 listed companies in Sri Lanka- 2014/15 chosen by the Business Today magazine.
Best Corporate Citizen Awards



Recognized as one of the Ten Best Corporate Citizens in the Country at the Best Corporate Citizen Awards 2015 organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
People's Development Awards 2015



Clinched the Gold Award at the People’s Development Awards 2015 organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development.
Slim Nielson People's Award Ceremony-2015



Won the title "Best Financial Service Provider of the Year" for the third consecutive year, at the SLIM NIELSON PEOPLE'S AWARD Ceremony Organized by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.
2014
Our Achievements for the Year 2014


1. PLC ranked 14th in the Business Today - Top Twenty Five Listed Corporate    Entities

Business Today, a magazine published by BT Option recently recognised the Top Twenty Five listed corporates for their performance for the year ending 31st December 2013 and 31st March 2014. PLC was ranked at the 14th position in the Top Twenty Five which is an impressive improvement of four spots from its last year's ranking of 18th position.

Entities among the Business Today Top Twenty Five have been recognised for aligning themselves with the national development agenda and their innovation, diversification, consolidation and sustainability as well as expansion areas in which they have strategized in increasing revenue.

The selection of the Top Twenty Five is strictly based on the published information of companies listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, and the financial criteria considered which include Share Turnover, Revenue, Profit after Tax, Return on Equity, Earnings per Share, Market Capitalisation, Value of Shares Transacted and Value Addition has been assessed with the assistance of KPMG Ford Rhodes Thornton & Co.



2. PLC bags the Silver Award for Overall Excellence in Financial Reporting and two more Gold Awards at the Annual Reports Awards

The Annual Report 2013/14 of PLC clinched three coveted awards at the 50th Annual Report Awards Competition organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka held on 9th December 2014.

PLC Annual Report won the Silver Award for "Overall Excellence in Annual Financial Reporting" from amongst annual reports of 130 participants including leading blue chip companies and conglomerates. It is noteworthy that this is the first time that a finance company has bagged an award in the Overall category in the history of Annual Report Awards.

PLC also bagged the Overall Gold Award for the Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting and the Gold Award for the Best Annual Report in the Finance Sector. This sector award marks the 7th consecutive sector gold award that PLC has clinched in this competition.

The Annual Report Awards Competition is one of Sri Lanka's most celebrated corporate award events which have set an exceptional benchmark in promoting transparency and accountability among organisations in the country. Hence, these three top awards truly reflect PLC's commitment to good governance, transparency and sustainability.


Silver Award for Overall Excellence in Annual Financial Reporting



Gold Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting


Gold Award in the Finance Sector

3. PLC included in the S&P Index on the Colombo Stock Exchange

Effective from 22nd December 2014, PLC has been included in the S&P Sri Lanka 20 Index on the Colombo Stock Exchange of which constituents are the 20 largest blue chip companies chosen from the universe of all stocks listed on Colombo Stock Exchange.

The S&P Sri Lanka 20 covers the largest and most liquid stocks from the Sri Lankan equity market and is designed to be the basis for tradable products. The index is based on S&P Indices' global index methodology, which provides consistency, transparency and liquidity.

Stocks are eligible for inclusion in the S&P Sri Lanka 20 if they meet the criteria for size, liquidity and financial viability.

4. PLC becomes one of the Ten Best Corporate Citizens in the Country

Yet again validating its commitment to social accountability, environmental responsibility and economic viability, PLC was chosen as one of the Ten Best Corporate Citizens in the Country at the Best Corporate Citizen Awards organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held on 25th November 2014.

The Ceylon Chamber has initiated the Best Corporate Citizen award to encourage and recognize those corporates that adopted the triple bottom line approach to wealth creation.



5. PLC clinches the Silver Award in the Non-Banking Finance Sector at the National Business Excellence Awards 2014

PLC bagged the Gold Award in the Non-Banking and Finance Sector at the National Business Excellence Awards 2014 held on 16th December 2014.

The National Business Excellence Awards is an annual award competition conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) with a view to recognizing business enterprises, which have demonstrated excellence in business, whilst contributing to the economic progress of the country.

6. PLC secures two gold awards at the CNCI Achiever's Awards

PLC secured two gold awards at the "CNCI Achiever of Industrial Excellence Awards - 2014 for Industrial & Service Excellence" held in September 2014.

PLC emerged as the Gold Award winner of the National Level Large & Extra Large Service Category and also earned the prestige of being named one of the Top 10 Companies of Sri Lanka and being presented with a second Gold Award.

Organized by The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries the Pioneering and the Premier Industry Chamber in Sri Lanka, CNCI Achiever's Awards are held annually with the aim of identifying, recognising, rewarding and encouraging the Sri Lankan industries involved in local and overseas operations, who achieved excellence in their operations to thrust them for further heights.


Gold Award in the National Level Large & Extra Large Service Category


Award for one of the Top 10 Companies of Sri Lanka

7. 2014 Spotlight Awards

At the 2014 Spotlight Awards, a Global Communications Competition organized by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP), PLC received the following awards:

(i)   Competition Class of Print Annual Reports, Asia Pacific-Gold Award; and
(ii)  Most Creative communication material (Worldwide Special Achievement       Award)- Silver Award

In addition the Annual Report was ranked at No. 26 among the Worldwide Top 100 Communication Materials. It is noteworthy that the Company's Annual Report for the previous year, i.e. 2012/13 was ranked at No.36 in this category.

The Spotlight Awards Global Communication Awards 2014 has drawn over 1500 submissions from over a dozen countries and 300 entities representing a broad range of industries and organizational sizes.

The competition is judged by a field of communication professionals affiliated with LACP based on a proprietary judging system developed by LACP on criteria such as overall narrative, overall visual design, creativity etc.

8. SAFA Best Presented Annual Report Awards

The Annual Report of PLC for the year 2013 was adjudged as the Second Runner up in the Financial Services Sector Category at the Best Presented Annual Report Awards 2013 organized by the South Asian Federation of Accountants.

It is noteworthy that in the last two years too PLC received merit awards for its annual reports for the years 2011 and 2012 in the above category.

9. SLITAD People Development Awards

Further expanding its achievements list, PLC was also recognized with a Silver Award at the recently held People's Development Awards 2014 organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development.

SLITAD People Development Award is a unique awards programme that recognizes and celebrates outstanding achievements in the sphere of human resource development.

10. SLIM Neilson People's Choice Award for the Financial Service Provider of the Year

Early this year in February, PLC was awarded the "SLIM Nielson People's Award for the Financial Service Provider of the Year". This was the second consecutive year that PLC clinched this award.

SLIM Nielson People's Awards is organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing - the national body of marketers of Sri Lanka, in association with The Nielsen Company, the largest marketing research company in the world.

SLIM Nielson People's Award is based on a survey conducted by The Nielsen Company encompassing a sample of randomly selected public equally split between males and females, and between the ages of 16-65 years living in both urban and rural areas. Thus, these awards are only conferred on the recipients thereof who are nominated by the people themselves. They are therefore, a true reflection of the pulse of the people.

11. Sri Lanka Islamic Banking and Finance Industry (SLIBFI) Awards

The Al-Safa Islamic Finance Unit of PLC was honoured with the Bronze Award for the "Islamic Finance Entity of the Year 2013/14" at the prestigious Sri Lanka Islamic Banking and Finance Industry (SLIBFI) Awards Ceremony held in May 2014.

In addition, Mr. Mohamed Hikam Hussain, Head of Recoveries of Al-Safa Islamic Finance Unit of PLC bagged the Silver Award for the "Rising Islamic Finance Personality of the year 2013/14".

SLIBFI is the only local award ceremony that recognises the best individuals and institutions in the Sri Lankan Islamic Banking and Finance fraternity. The awards are presented to the winners following an independent selection process monitored under the supervision of the leading audit firm M/s KPMG, Sri Lanka - the Knowledge Partner of the event.

2013
Ranked 18th amongst the top 25 winning listed companies in Sri Lanka- 2012/13 by the Business Today magazine.

Selected as one of Asia's Most Promising Brands 2012/13 by World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC) and iBrands 360 research initiative.

Awarded Class Gold Award, Worldwide Top 100 Ranking and Worldwide special achievement award at the 2013 Spotlight Awards, a Global Communications Competition organized by League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) for its Annual Report and the Sustainability Report for the Financial Year 2012/13 awards.

Gold Winner of the Non-Banking Financial Sector at the National Business Excellence Awards in 2013

Joint winner in the financial services provider category at the SLIM Nielsen People's Choice Awards - 2013

2012
The only finance company to win two international financial ratings namely 'B+/B' Long Term and Short Term issuer credit rating by Standard & Poor's and a Long Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of 'B+', a rating one notch below the sovereign by Fitch Ratings International - July 2012

Being awarded the Platinum in the competition class of Annual Reports in the finance industry and the most inspirational worldwide special achievement accolade in the overall competition category at the '2012 Spot Light Awards' Global Communication Competition organized by League of American Communications Professionals

Ranked by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce among the ten best Corporate Citizens of the country - 2012

Winning the Excellence in Performance Management practices in the Non-Banking and Financial sector at the National Business Excellence Awards - 2012

Receiving the Gold Award for the 5th consecutive year in the leasing sector at the Annual Report Awards of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka - 2012

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2011
Adjudged Certificate of Merit in the financial services sector at the SAFA Best Presented Annual Report Awards - 2011
Founded in 1995, People's Leasing Company PLC is Sri Lanka's unshakable leader in the leasing sector. In the past 14 years, People's Leasing has built an extraordinary tradition of excellence in all spheres of leasing and we are now the established market leader. Our customers range from individuals to SMEs to blue chip companies in every corner of the island. We have contributed immensely to the country's economic growth and the quality of life of millions of Sri Lankans.

The People's Leasing Group has recently diversified to include five subsidiaries, united under the PLC name. Customers can now obtain Insurance, Finance, Property Development, Microfinance and Fleet Management services under one roof.

Our user-friendly product range, nationwide outreach and strong foundation of talented management and staff have made the Company immensely profitable. We are now a major contributor to the success of our parent company, People's Bank. As a subsidiary of People's Bank, the group enjoys government protection along with private sector flexibility.

    The PLC Philosophy
To respond to all stakeholders with deliverable core values of:
  • Economic Viability
  • Social Accountability
  • Environmental Responsibility