Swarna Lanka Award 2010: Mr. Alois Hofbauer, Managing Director of Nestlé Lanka PLC, receiving an award for the company’s significant contribution to develop the local dairy industry from Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa, Speaker of the Parliament, at the Swarna Lanka Awards 2010.
Nestlé Lanka was awarded the Swarna Lanka 2010 Award for immense contribution toward developing the local dairy industry. The award was given to Mr. Alois Hofbauer, Managing Director for Nestlé Lanka, by the Speaker of Parliament, Honourable Chamal Rajapaksa, at a grand ceremony held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.
The Swarna Lanka Awards is organized by the Independent Mass Communicators Organisation to honour individuals and private sector organizations and entrepreneurs who have shown tremendous dedication in developing the country and achieved exceptional strides towards making Sri Lanka the "Miracle of Asia", the vision of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Said Mr. Alois Hofbauer, Managing Director of Nestlé Lanka, “In line with the government’s mission to develop rural communities and make the local dairy industry self sufficient, we are proud to be the top private sector collector of fresh milk in the country. Our initiatives to support and develop local milk production and our commitment to support the Government’s initiative to develop the North and East areas are an integral part of our business. We are deeply honoured to receive this award and will continue our efforts to enhance the quality of life across the country by Creating Shared Value and providing Good Food. Good Life to our local communities.”
Pioneering the collection of milk on a large scale in the North and East districts in 2009, Nestlé has significantly accelerated the development of the local dairy industry and empowered quality local fresh milk production this year. Notable mentions are our milk chilling centre openings in Kilinochchi and Oddusudan - both of which were the first in their respective areas in 30 years. Landmark events for the North and East provinces, the former was inaugurated by Mr. Antonio Helio Waszyk, Chairman for Nestlé Lanka PLC and Head of South Asia Region for Nestlé and Honourable Chamal Rajapaksa, Speaker of the Parliament. Both centres are expected to have a significant impact on the progression of the district’s dairy community and overall economy.