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Classique by PLC Emerges as Sri Lanka’s First EDGE-Certified Green Building
The Classique Centre by People’s Leasing & Finance (PLC), which was designed and built around the concept of green building, is a true example of the fusion of product innovation and sustainable transformation, redefining the financial services landscape. Recognizing this quantum leap forward in green building, together with the facility’s outstanding incorporation of sustainability, and its integration of smart technology, the Classique Centre has now earned distinction as Sri Lanka’s 1st EDGE-Certified Green Building. EDGE, an acronym for “Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”, represents a free software, a green building standard, and an international green building certification system, developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.

Under the leadership of the former CEO, Mr. Shamindra Marcelline’s visionary roadmap for sustainable finance and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives, PLC embarked on the journey to achieve EDGE Certification for its Classique Centre. This initiative was undertaken with the expertise and guidance of co-energi (Private) Limited, an independent specialist provider of sustainable and resource-efficient designs in building engineering services. EDGE Certification sets a benchmark, requiring a minimum projected reduction of 20% in energy use, water use, and embodied energy in materials compared to standard local buildings. This certification empowers organizations in emerging markets to adopt sustainable building practices in a fast, easy, and affordable manner.

Mr.Pradeep Amirthanayagam, Chairman at PLC commented saying, “While we thank our former CEO Mr. Shamindra Marcelline for this initiative, we take immense pride in achieving Sri Lankas First EDGE certification for our Classique Centre. This accomplishment reflects our unwavering commitment to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) journey towards sustainable investments.

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EU-financed AgriFI loans USD 3 Mn to local finance company
AgriFI, the EU-funded Agriculture Financing Initiative, managed by EDFI Management Company, announced a USD 3 million loan to Sarvodaya Development Finance PLC (SDF), a leading licensed finance company (LFC) in Sri Lanka aiming at developing rural areas.

This investment rolls out the principle of the Global Gateway in Sri Lanka, which is Europe’s strategy to better connect the world and to create the proper conditions for attractive investment opportunities. The Ambassador of the European Union to Sri Lanka, Carmen Moreno, added: “The European Union is delighted to support this ground-breaking investment through our AgriFI program. Empowering Sri Lankan farmers, especially women, is vital for the country’s economic recovery and to increase food security. We are optimistic that this initiative will serve as a catalyst, attracting further investments and fostering growth in Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector.”

EDFI Management Company CEO Rodrigo Madrazo, who manages AgriFI, stated:

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SLT-MOBITEL powers historic ‘Battle of the Rocks’ cricket encounter as Platinum Sponsor
As the prestigious Platinum Sponsor, SLT-MOBITEL fuels excitement for the 40th edition of the 'Battle of the Rocks' cricket tournament between St. Anne's College and Maliyadeva College.

Presenting the sponsorship during the press conference, including Lakmal Jayasinghe (Chief Business Officer - Enterprise Business,SLT-MOBITEL Group), Rohana Ellawala ( Deputy Chief Marketing Officer - Product Management-SLT),  Anuruddha Suriyarachchi (GM - Marketing Services-SLT),  Bandula witharama (DGM-Consumer Sales Support -Provincial Business (NWP)-SLT,Asela Jayathilaka (DGM-Consumer Sales Support-SLT)  and other SLT-MOBITEL officials graced the occasion demonstrating the organization’s commitment to nurturing iconic sporting events.

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