Le Voyage 2019

The annual excursion of SALPO Technologies took place on 07th and 08th September 2019. After completing a challenging week, our team set course to a relaxed weekend as we voyaged to breezy, cold Nuwara Eliya. Our journey was filled with music and laughter, sightseeing and snapping of pictures at various stations until we reached our destination.  

We enjoyed an amazing safari at Moon Planes around the wonderful natural habitat relishing ourselves in the strong breeze. The 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape covering famous mountain ranges such as Piduruthalagala, Hakgala and Kirigalpoththa from the summit of Moon Planes was breathtaking.  

We stayed the night at Tranquil Villa, where our team joined together in singing along and enjoying a delicious dinner to satisfy our appetite. The following day we visited Kande – Ela Reservoir where we had a relaxing moment before we returned back to Colombo. 

El Puerto 2018

Our annual get-together was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of the Salpo Event Crew. Named ‘El Puerto’ (The Port) to recognise ambition to ‘set sail’ and reach all desired destinations in 2019, as an organisation and a team.

The evening began with gift giving, followed by a play, put on by the interns. Highlights included wonderful food, balloon dancing, disco/DJ, crowning a Salpo King and Queen, and plenty of optimism for 2019. What a fun evening!

Annual Excursion 2018

An overnight trip was organized for the 21st & 22nd of July 2018 to Riverstone and Elkaduwa. The day was spent hiking and sightseeing and ended with a flavorful BBQ dinner mixed with music and laughter under the stars.

The team started off the next day with a pool party at the Villa and thereafter enjoyed an outing to appreciate and absorb in the surrounding sights. 

SALPO Year End Bash 2017

It was an evening filled with fun and excitement as we at SALPO gathered to say goodbye to 2017 in style at ‘SALPO Year End Bash’ which was held on 21st December 2017 at Bartleet House Rooftop.

The echoes of music playing in the background infused the party area, while our team entered the party dressed up in glamour and joy. The event began as everyone unwrapped their Secret Santa gifts with much anticipation and delight. This followed the most awaited performance by SALPO Interns which drew the attention of everyone gathered. Our Interns delivered a spectacular and comical act which fetched laughter to everyone’s faces.

The evening was further exciting and amusing as our team grouped up to play fun games and to dance while the DJ played an awesome blend of songs and music. In the meantime, BBQ was served in the open area and this was for the satisfaction of everybody present.

The most exciting session was the crowning of SALPO King and Queen. Avon Robinson grabbed the title as ‘SALPO King’ whilst Dilushika Weerawardhana was crowned as ‘SALPO Queen’.

Shan Hemachandra’s wonderful compering kept the event live and flowing throughout the evening. Regrettably, the party had to end, yet everybody was high spirited with the bliss of an entertaining evening as they departed, and the day was truly striking.

 

SALPO Premier League 2017

Each year, SALPO Technologies conducts an event of sports with the aim of promoting the physical well-being of our employees. This year SALPO Event Crew planned on a Cricket Tournament. Their tremendous efforts were fruitful as “SALPO Premier League” was held on 27th of October 2017 at Stanley Janz Grounds, Mati park.

Our employees were divided into four teams, namely; ‘Diske Diskade’, ‘Death Punch’, ‘What a Shot’ and ‘Demon Knights’.

After weeks of practicing, for everybody’s anticipation the tournament began with a pick of draw by the Team Captains. The day was eventful as the teams competed head to head to win one title. Each player banded together with their respective teams pervaded with team spirit and enthusiasm.

Initially, each team had to play two matches and depending on the points and run rates, two teams were selected for finals whereas the other two teams played to win the third place.

Team Demon Knights enjoyed success as they won the “SPL Champions Trophy” after a tough battle with Team Diske Diskade whilst Team Death Punch managed to occupy the third place.

Moreover, Dhanushka Arachchige of Team Demon Knights, grabbed the title as ‘Best Batsman of the series’ for his magnificent batting while Thashira Batawalaarachchi of Team What a Shot won the ‘Best Bowler of the series’ title. The ‘Wonder Woman Trophy (Best Diva)’ was awarded to Thilani Niroshini of Team Diske Diskade for her incredible performance in bowling, batting and fielding.

Despite the victories and losses, the day was truly memorable for all of us at SALPO.

Salpo Achiever of The First Quarter 2017

We understand our people play a key role in achieving company goals. Therefore, we introduced the employee appreciation programme “Salpo Achiever” to honor outstanding employees. The  main intention for selecting an Achiever is to pick an outstanding employee for his or her best performance and to boost confidence within him or her  and other employees and to appreciate and reward their performance.

For the year 2017, quarter 1 Kaushalya Jayarathna was selected as our very first achiever to appreciate her commitment, craving for excellence and exceptional records of attendance.

Best Employer Brand Awards 2017

The ‘Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2017’ was held on the 13 July 2017 at Taj Samudra Colombo, hosted by the World HRD Congress which aimed at recognizing outstanding organizations in Sri Lanka, who use Employer Branding in order to gain competitive advantage.

It was truly a proud moment as Salpo Technologies was awarded and took on the title of Sri Lanka’s Best Employer Brand for the second consecutive year at the prestigious Best Employer Brand Awards. In addition, Salpo Technologies Sri Lanka, Director & Head of Engineering, Dhanushka Arachchige was awarded under the title categories; ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ and ‘Emerging Leader of the Year’.

Salpo wishes to thank and commend the individual contribution of each employee for their dedication, hard work and commitment without which an achievement of such nature would not have been possible. We continue to wish Salpo the very best in all her future endeavours!

“Salpo | Paduru Party”

In commemoration of the traditional Sinhala/Tamil ‘new year celebrations & the opening of the new Sri Lankan office at Bartleet House Colombo 02, Salpo Technologies organized a Paduru Party on the 27 April 2017.

It was a time of fun and relaxation, as the Salpo team were able to unwind after a long day’s work and enjoy an event-filled night of entertainment and laughter. It was a pleasure to see every member of the team participate and engage in each activity that was organized.

A band lead by Pathum Goonewardena with our very own employees (EchoSteel)  provided musical entertainment, which contributed immensely to the electric feel of the night! With plenty of food and drink, and good music, many of the team came forward to entertain the audience through special individual performances, which helped showcase their musical talent and skill.

This provided the opportunity for each member to bond and get to know the other better and build team spirit whilst maintaining good working relationships. Just like every good event must come to an end, the night was successfully concluded unfortunately, despite many requests for more…

Salpo Team Outing to Hibiscus

At Salpo we set goals to continuously improve and push both ourselves and each other. When we hit a goal, we celebrate BIG!

So, this past December, after a year of fast-paced, high-intensity work and months of trip planning and preparation, we were more than ready to celebrate the achievements. We planned a day outing at Hibiscus hotel located in Wadduwa.

The journey was filled with music fun and amusement and it was a day packed with exciting group games and activities that helped to strengthen our team spirit!

Salpo Funday 2017

Salpo Technologies Engineering Centre located in Sri Lanka, had their first ever company day out on the 08 July 2017 at Club Hotel Dolphin, in Waikkal. It was truly a memorable and event filled occasion, packed with lots of excitement and enthusiasm.

The day was off to a great start when the Salpo crew set course to reach their destination, accompanied with light spirits and a wonderful session of lively music and laughter. On arrival the crew was warmly welcomed by the hospitable staff of Club Hotel Dolphin, and thereafter without much delay the team set out to have the time of their lives enjoying the luxurious sun, surf and sand…

With many fun activities planned out, the day was spent with much energy and eagerness and an anticipation for more that was to come. It was truly a much needed time-off for the team, after a hard work week to be able to rest and relax, whilst enjoying the company of their fellow members. Many sports activities such as beach volleyball, table tennis, tap rugger, swimming, water polo etc… helped rejuvenate the spirits of the crew and helped create a sense of unity and oneness amongst the group.

The day unfortunately had to end, and the team once again set course for Colombo in high spirits after a successful end of one of the most memorable times spent!