S-lon teams up with PUCSL to enhance standards of local plumbing industry


S-lon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Public Utility Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL).

In October 2001, the S-lon Plumbing Club was founded to establish and improve the standards of the modern plumbing industry and increase the professionalism of the plumbing profession. Plumbers have benefited from the practical and informative programs run nationwide by S-lon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd which has a strong network of over 8,000 plumbers.

The main objectives of these programs are to improve the knowledge and technological know-how of plumbers related to the proper handling and installation of pipes and fittings. Improper handling pollutes clean water and clean air, thus affecting healthy life.

Proper knowledge of the installation would extend the life of the product while keeping it performing optimally. As a sign of his commitment to the cause, S-lon partnered with PUCSL along with the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA), which offers plumbing technicians the opportunity to become accredited as “licensed technicians” by measuring the level of the National Get Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) 3.

PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake and Capital Maharaja Group Group Director and Chief Operating Officer SC Weerasekera were the signatories to the MoU, which was signed in Nuwara Eliya.

SC Weerasekera, Group Director and Chief Operating Officer, Capital Maharaja Group, said: “I am honored and pleased to recognize the plumbing industry that has helped us make S-lon a success story from the start. This partnership with the Sri Lankan Public Utilities Association will undoubtedly raise the standards of plumbing technicians and thereby raise the standard of the entire industry itself.”

Founded in 1957, S-lon is a well-known name in the local construction and building materials industry. The Company manufactures and distributes a diverse portfolio of water management solutions which includes a full line of Pipes & Fittings, Stormwater Disposal Systems, Sewer Pipes & Fittings, Hot Water Piping Systems, a range of Ball Valves, Electrical Wiring & Fittings for Garden and Clear Hoses, Plastic Faucets, Water Pumps, Solvent Cement , chrome faucets and accessories, chain link fences, roofing membranes, brushes, paint rollers and garden accessories.