This year’s Achiever Awards 2011 organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was launched in Colombo this week. This is the highest national award for industry excellence and it was introduced 10 years ago in which awards are also made to SAARC countries.
The main objectives of CNCI Achiever Awards are to recognize and reward Sri Lankan manufacturing and industrial enterprises who demonstrate and achieve excellence, to recognize the contributions towards the economic and social development of the country, to encourage the Sri Lankan enterprises to enhance their operations in SAARC countries and to strengthen the bilateral relations and trade relations between SAARC countries and Sri Lanka.Crystal, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are presented for the National level –manufacturing and service enterprises; provincial level, manufacturing and service sector enterprises; provincial level macro sector enterprises; special district awards to micro sector enterprises and SAARC country nominated enterprises and Sri Lankan enterprises in SAARC countries.
Winners are selected in five categories such as Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small and Micro. Participants could vie for honours at provincial level as well as at national level. Service Industries too were brought in as a distinct category.
The Crystal award is on offer for those competing at National Level and for categories above the Medium category, if they have achieved the gold award for three consecutive years.