Ceylinco Life advances Green mandate with foundation stone for new Matale branch
Ceylinco Life has laid the foundation for a new eco-friendly branch building in Matale that will be constructed to the planet-friendly specifications adopted for all new branches on company-owned land, taking another step in the expansion of green practices in its operations.
With an investment of Rs 88.6 million, a four-storey building will rise in the next 15 months at Nos 176/A, 176/ 1/1 and 176/B, Trincomalee Road, Matale, creating 5,039 square feet of office space, with adequate dedicated parking, the Company said. This will be the first Ceylinco Life branch to be built on company-owned land in the Matale District.
Designed to further reduce the carbon footprint of Ceylinco Life, the new branch will be powered entirely by a 20kW solar power system that will result in zero consumption of electricity from the national grid. It will feature a rainwater harvesting facility, a wastewater recycling system, and will only minimally consume pipe-borne water, the Company said.
The building is also designed for optimal use of natural light and will be equipped with the latest energyefficient lighting and air conditioning systems. The construction will minimise the use of timber and the property, upon completion, will include new trees. Construction commenced at the address with the senior management of Ceylinco Life laying the foundation stone for the building. Ceylinco Life is in the process of constructing another Green building for its branch in Ja-Ela.