JAT Holdings PLC, a multinational conglomerate and the leader in wood coatings in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh received 9 individual awards at the recently ended National Sales Congress (NASCO) Awards 2020, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). The awards were given to members of JAT’s outstanding sales staff who behaved as true warriors in the new wave, permitting the company to document financial performance over the year despite the many pandemic-related trials that were created.

Commemorating its 21st year, the SLIM NASCO Awards strengthened its commitment to acknowledging the efforts and performance of sales personnel, organizing the awards under the theme ‘Warriors of the New Wave’. With SLIM NASCO being Sri Lanka’s only acceptable and esteemed national awards ceremony that recognizes sales professionals, being appreciated at the ceremony is a much-desired experience that sales professionals and corporates across the island look forward to all year.

JAT Holdings this year was given the chance of celebrating an amazing number of honors, taking home 9 individual awards across several categories. With JAT’s salesforce playing an essential part in the company’s performance, these wins come as a perfect representation of JAT Holdings’ stability and financial strength in the face of unfavorable market conditions. The awards are a mirroring of how JAT’s salesforce worked relentlessly throughout the pandemic, endangering their lives and those of their families to attain the company’s goals, and serving as true warriors of the new wave. Acting as the lifeforce and backbone of JAT’s operations, the individuals were acknowledged at the awards night as the driving force of the organization, helping JAT to document the best financial year in the history of the company.

Speaking at the awards, Director of Sales and Technical at JAT Holdings, Wasantha Gunaratne said, “We are extremely thankful for the acknowledgment of our staff today by Sri Lanka’s most respected and only sales awards, and we’d like to extend our gratitude to SLIM for designing the only platform in Sri Lanka to recognize sales professionals and elevate the local playing field by grooming them. These individuals have gone above and beyond their line of duty, playing a crucial part in the success of JAT Holdings over the past year. Even in the face of great hardship, with the COVID-19 pandemic posing developing challenges to our sales staff, these individuals were able to alter, modify and overcome anything in their path to truly excel in their own capacities. We at JAT pride ourselves on our talented workforce and are eager to see the great things they are yet to accomplish.”

At the ceremony, Buddika Chathuranga and R. M. Hirantha Lakshan Rathnayake were presented with the gold award, while Harsha Deshapriya Malwaththa, Dona Dilini Koshalee Ranasinghe, and P. G. Nuwan Niroshan took the silver awards, and D. N. Lorensu Hewa and Supun Madushanka Matharage got the bronze awards in the Industrial, Manufacturing & Energy category. JAT’s winning streak was further validated when K. Thisara Damayanthi Perera was awarded the silver and K. T. D. P. S. Amarathissa received bronze in the Shops & Showrooms category.

Since its establishment in 1993, JAT Holdings has positioned itself as the market leader in Sri Lanka for wood coatings and as one of the country’s most promising conglomerates. This is additionally confirmed by honors like being rated amidst Sri Lanka’s Top 100 Most Respected Companies by LMD for 4 years continuously and also rated amidst the Top 20 Conglomerate Brands by Brand Finance. Up until its current IPO in July 2021, JAT Holdings was the only privately owned company in Sri Lanka to obtain the desired Moody’s ICRA “A+ Stable” grade for 5 years, continuously. Having gained several spots at the SLIM NASCO Awards this year, JAT strengthens its place as one of Sri Lanka’s most prosperous multinational companies.

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Mr. Wasantha Gunaratne – Director Sales & Technical, JAT Holdings PLC.

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