Sunshine Holdings Great Place to Work® Certified TM for 2023 by Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka

Diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate Sunshine
Holdings was certified for 2023 as a great workplace today by the independent analysts at
Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka. Sunshine Holdings earned this credential based on
extensive ratings (>70% positive sentiment) provided by its employees in anonymous
globally recognized survey conducted by Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka. The certification
recognizes Sunshine Holdings PLC, Healthguard Pharmacy Ltd., Sunshine Consumer Lanka
Ltd., Sunshine Healthcare Lanka Ltd., and Sunshine Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
Commenting on this achievement, Vish Govindasamy, Group Managing Director of Sunshine
Holdings, expressed his gratitude, saying, “It is a great honor to be recognized by the Great
Place to Work Institute. This reaffirms Sunshine’s unwavering commitment to cultivating an
open, secure, and diverse work environment that empowers employees to excel in their
careers and exceed stakeholder expectations. In an era marked by global disruptions, our
focus on providing job security, recognizing performance and fostering exceptional
teamwork remains steadfast. We view our employees as part of the Sunshine family and are
committed to their well-being in every aspect of their lives.”
“We applaud Sunshine Holdings for seeking employees’ feedback and the opportunity to
certify itself,” said Kshanika Ratnayake, CEO of Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka. “These
ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace –
critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with Sunshine
Holdings should take into account as an indicator of high performance.”
“According to the Great Place to Work® study, 82% percent of Sunshine Group employees
say it is a great workplace,” says Michelle Senanayake, Group Head of HR at Sunshine Group
of Companies.”
1430 employees completed the survey, resulting in a <95 percent confidence level and a
margin of error of ± 5.>. The employee survey was conducted in accordance with Great
Place to Work administration guidelines and anonymous and confidential employee
responses were obtained to determine the perception around workplace culture in the

Representatives from Sunshine Healthcare Lanka, Sunshine Consumer Lanka, Sunshine Tea
and Sunshine Holdings PLC receiving their GPTW certificates

About Sunshine Holdings
Sunshine Holdings PLC is a diversified conglomerate contributing to ‘nation-building’ by
creating value in vital sectors of the Sri Lankan economy – healthcare, consumer goods and
agribusiness. Established in 1967, the group is now home to leading Sri Lankan brands such

as Zesta Tea, Watawala Tea, Ran Kahata, Daintee Confectionary and Healthguard Pharmacy,
with over 2,300 employees and revenue of Rs. 52 billion in FY23. The business units
comprise Sunshine Healthcare Lanka, Sunshine Consumer Lanka and Watawala Plantations
PLC, which are leaders in their respective sectors and many of them certified as a “Great
Place to Work” in 2022.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace
cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification
programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work®
provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and
recognize outstanding workplace cultures.
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About the Great Place to Work® Certified TM’ programme
The ‘Great Place to Work® Certified TM’ programme recognizes organizations that have
submitted a Culture Brief© and undertaken Great Place to Work® rigorous Trust Index©
employee perception survey and passed the global qualification criteria of 70% positive
sentiment from employees required to be a recognized as Great Workplace. The
Certification period is valid for 1 year.

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