WTC Colombo the first commercial building to receive SLS 1672: 2020 Covid-19 Safety Management System

Oddly Gihan on February 10, 2022

Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC the owner, manager, and the developer of the iconic World Trade Center Colombo was recently awarded the SLS 1672: 2020 Covid-19 Safety Management System Certification from the Sri Lanka Standards Institution as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.

The Standard specifies and enables the organization to demonstrate its ability and commitment on providing Covid-19 workplace safety measures for all its stakeholders through a risk management process with adequate controls in all activities, facilities and services offered by the WTC.

The Standard further implies the requirement of continual improvement of safety practices through frequent internal and external verification processes and to take proactive and preventive measures against potential threats to ensure all building users and visitors are safe.

“Amidst the multiple Covid-19 waves and lockdowns the country experience WTC Colombo was open 24/7. It is our key priority to mitigate the risks of spreading the covid-19 virus and providing a safe workplace. Receiving the Certification is a testament to our continued commitment and efforts in providing a safer workplace to our tenants, visitors and employees” stated Mr. Pravir Samarasinghe the Group CEO / Director of Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC.

Renowned as an iconic building in the Colombo skyline, the twin towers of WTC Colombo consist of 39 floors each housing over 750,000 sqft of prime office space in the Central Business District. The WTC Colombo is the exclusive license holder for the global trademarks “World Trade Center” and “WTC” owned by the World Trade Centers Association- a distinguished global brand facilitating global trade with its influential network of over 325 World Trade Centers spread across 100 countries.

WTC Colombo was established 25 years ago in Sri Lanka under the patronage of late Mr. S P Tao, the former Chairman of Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC.— the owner, developer, and manager of the building. Since its inception, WTC Colombo has remained Colombo’s most coveted commercial landmark, as well as the most sought-after business address hosting the largest business-to-business network under one roof.

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Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC Manager Customer Relationship Surani Govipalgoda, General Manager Security and Safety Aruna Wanniarachchi, Head of Facilities Management Jeewaka Samarasekara with Sri Lanka Standards Institution Director General/ CEO Dr. Siddhika G Senaratne and Acting Deputy Director General/ Director Certification Samanthie U Narangoda.