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Litro Gas wins Gold at SLIM Restart Resilience Awards

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) Restart Resilience Awards 2020 held recently at BMICH, Colombo has set a new standard in recognizing organizations in the Public and Private Sectors who not only over came the Covid-19 challenges but also succeeded in reengineering processes while delivering an optimum level of service during the initial Covid-19 lockdown and beyond.

Litro Gas Lanka Limited carried top honours at this event which was attended by a distinguished gathering.

Honoured under the Service Sector, Large Organization (Public Sector) category, Litro Gas Lanka Limited was crowned “Gold” that showcased the Company’s outstanding Covid-19 recovery strategy, highlighting a path of exceptional resilience and strength in overcoming adversity.

Commenting on the Award, Anil Koswatte, Chairman and CEO of Litro Gas Lanka Limited said that being thus recognized for COVID-19 resilience is a strong affirmation of the commitment and the dedication shown by the Litro Gas Lanka team in meeting customer needs and ensuring a seamless supply during the lockdown, while extending a great economic benefit of stable pricing.

“As a State Owned Enterprise (SOE) conscious of social and economic obligations to the people, Litro Gas Lanka was able to rise to the challenge and deployed several mechanisms that took customer engagement outside the traditional system. Innovations such as introducing an easy four digit helpline 1311 for home deliveries and partnerships with delivery apps such as “PickMe Food” were initiated and carried out.”

Yet another tech based innovation was the launch of the Litro Gas Home Delivery Mobile App which assured the consumers an uninterrupted supply of LPG.

“As envisioned in the “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” national policy framework of the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, under the guidance of Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Head of the Presidential Task Force Basil Rajapaksa, Litro Gas Lanka is aware of the need to ensure that the price of LPG as an essential commodity is stabilized to deliver economic value to the community”, he reiterated.

Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 impacted economic environment, Litro Gas Lanka recorded an organic growth of 4% in sales and a 4% increase in market share, driving up their market share to 76%.

Maintaining Covid-19 and industry safety protocols remain a key area for all operations, says Janaka Pathirathna, Director Sales and Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Litro Gas Lanka Limited.

“The Company’s Covid-19 protocols has been certified by SLS 1672: 2020 by Sri Lanka Standards Institute and Litro Gas was the first State Owned Enterprise (SOE) to have received this recognition which was given for being compliant with the SLS COVID-19 safety management systems requirements for organizations. The Company also won global honours with the ARGUS/WLPGA Global Award last year for successful management of Covid-19.”