PLC Wins Gold at Technnovation Awards

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC), One of the leading companies in Sri Lanka’s non-bank financial services, has received yet another recognition for its commitment to furthering digitalization and enhancing financial inclusion through digital service delivery. Accordingly, PLC received the Gold Award for Financial Institution of the Year for adopting LankaSign Digital Signatures 2022/23, at the LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2024. The Award was received on behalf of PLC by Mr. Prabath Gunasena Senior Deputy General Manager.

Expressing his pleasure, CEO, Shamindra Marcelline said, “It is indeed a great honour to receive this recognition on such a prestigious platform as the LankaPay Technnovation Awards. This accolade reflects our commitment to pursing digital enablement and innovation across our operations. In doing so, we are both positively transforming customer experiences, whilst accomplishing our sustainability objectives.”

The LankaPay Technnovation Awards is Sri Lanka’s premier awarding body for financial technology innovation. Launched in 2019, the Awards recognize the best tech innovations across the island and reward those who have made outstanding contributions towards promoting electronic payments and enhancing customer service and convenience. The Awards are highly competitive, with candidates required to meet strict criteria, and all entries are judged by an independent panel of industry experts.

Receiving the prestigious Gold Award reflects PLC’s commitment to digital innovation and achieving its sustainability objectives in line with its ESG Framework. This roadmap calls for digitization and digitalization to be key focus areas in improving access to financial services, while reducing reliance on paper to achieve a lowered carbon footprint. This award is one among many awards received by PLC in the recent past highlighting its achievements in digital innovation including, the National Best Quality Software Awards (NQBSA) 2023 for Best Digital Process Enabler of the Year, and the Merit Award for In-House Development in recognition of the innovative and user-friendly PLC Touch App. These awards affirm PLC’s dominance in digitalization, cementing its position as a trailblazer in the industry

Chairman Mr. Pradeep Amirthanayagam and CEO Mr. Shamindra Marcelline alongside the PLC team