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Nawaloka Construction receives international certification

Nawaloka Construction, one of the best known contractors in Sri Lanka, has been awarded the prestigious BS –OHSAS 18001:2007 certification from Moody International Certification Ltd, of the UK, the first Sri Lankan company to receive this accolade.

Picture shows from left -- Sanjeewa Senaviratna, Country Manager Moody International Certification Ltd, Jayantha Dharmadasa, Chairman, Nawaloka Construction, Mohamed Akthar, Senior Auditor, Moody International, Givantha Dharmadasa, Director, and Kalana Alwis, General Manager of Nawaloka Construction.

“This certification means that the Occupational Health and Safety Management System of Nawaloka Construction has been assessed and registered against the requirements of BS-OHSAS 18001:2007,” said Senior Auditor, Moody International, Mohamed Akthar, who presented the certificate to Chairman Nawaloka Construction, Jayantha Dharmadasa.

“We are happy and proud to receive this certification. What is significant is that Nawaloka Construction is not just the only construction company to receive this award, but we are the first company in any industry in the whole of Sri Lanka to obtain this international certification,” said Mr Dharmadasa in a statement. “Safety is our number one priority. We vigourously protect the safety and well being of our workers. We actively participate to improve safety for all who operate in the industries we share and continuously strive for improvement in all our spheres of activity”.

Nawaloka Construction is a frontline player in the construction industry today and is pre-qualified to undertake major road and bridge construction, harbour construction, as well as building projects. The company is currently engaged in the construction of the Unilever Factory Complex, the David Peiris Factory, Auro Lanka Hotels at Passikuda, the RDA - Highway Secretariat Building, as well as the Pellawatta- Neluwa highway. Amongst the company’s most recently completed projects are the Valachchanai Fisheries Harbour and the Warawala Bridge in Kegalle.

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