Douglas & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd (DSL) hosted its Dealers and their families of the tyre segment to a grand and colourful get-together; the ‘GT Awards Night 2013’ to celebrate their resounding success over their dominance in the imported tyre segment for the 16th consecutive year, on 27th April 2013 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla.
His Excellency Harimawan Suyitno, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The event was attended by Mr. Christopher Chang, President Director of PT Gajah Tunggal, distinguished guests from GT and other respected dignitaries. The event saw an audience of 350 invitees in total.
DSL being the market leader for imported tyres in Sri Lanka very thoughtfully opted to hold its Award ceremony for the year 2013 locally with a view to felicitate each and every one of its valued and loyal dealers who had been instrumental in enabling DSL to secure the market leadership for GT brand .
The Chairman of Douglas & Sons (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Saroj Perera speaking at the event said GT has lived up to the demands of the Sri Lankan motorists and has emerged as the undisputed leader in the imported tyre segment over the past 16 years. Mr. Perera went on to express that the secret behind the continuous success of DSL is the ability to convince and influence the consumer’s buying decisions to choose the most reliable tyre brand; that’s GT. He thanked all the dealers for their tireless effort in constantly making GT a winning brand in Sri Lanka among many other imported brands.
The 2013 GT Awards Night had yet another remarkable feature while it felicitated its dealers. It was none other than recognizing one of its pioneers in the person of Mr. Basil Dassanayake – Executive Director, who retired from his services after having completed 25 years of exemplary service at DSL.
Commenting on the services of Mr. Dassanayake, the chairman had these words to say “The contribution made by Basil towards propelling the market share of our imported tyre segment is simply immeasurable. The success we enjoy today as the market leader in this segment is a testament to his dedication and commitment to make GT a winning brand in the Sri Lankan.
The dealers were recognized with various awards for their outstanding achievements during the year 2012/2013. Mr. Perera congratulated all the award winners on their achievements and wished them success in their future endeavors.