“CMI Quiz Challenge 2019”, the premier Management Quiz Programme organised by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Sri Lanka Branch for the 4th time concluded very successfully at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo on 23rd October 2019 amidst an eminent gathering of members and professionals from the corporate sector.
The Quiz was a live table quiz using electronic devices and 36 teams in eight (8) prominent categories participated at the event.
Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura Sri Lanka, KPMG Sri Lanka and Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC) joined hands with CMI Sri Lanka as knowledge partners for this Quiz Challenge.
PIMA (Postgraduate Institute of Management Alumni of University of Sri Jayawardenapura), the Strategic Partner for the event, also took on the important responsibility of setting the questions for the Quiz.
The participants showed a very keen interest in answering the questions especially those of which were based on visuals and video clips. The interest shown by the participants at the quiz very clearly indicated the growing enthusiasm for quizzing in Sri Lanka.
Team "Dialog Axiata” emerged the overall winners and were presented with the CMI Quiz Challenge Trophy, certificates and a cash award of Rs 100,000/-. Dialog Axiata had walked off with the Challenge Trophy in the previous CMI quizzes as well.
The Winning Team – Dialog Axiata PLC
The first runners up of the CMI Quiz Challenge 2019 were the team from DFCC Bank. They also received an attractive trophy, certificates and a cash prize of Rs 60, 000/ -
1st Runner up – DFCC Bank
The 2nd runners up was McLarens Holdings who received Rs 40, 000/- as prize money and certificates of excellence.
2nd Runner Up – McLarens Holdings Ltd
Presentation of the main awards at this Quiz was made by the Chief Guest, President of CMI Sri Lanka, Murali Prakash and he was accompanied by the Project Chairman of the Quiz Challenge, Rohitha Amarapala.
Murali Prakash – President CMI Sri Lanka Branch
Rohitha Amarapala – the Project Chairman of the Quiz Challenge
The sector winners of the quiz were, DFCC Bank (Banking ), Ceylinco Life Insurance (Finance and Insurance), Dialog Axiata (Telecom and IT), MAS Bodyline (Manufacturing Apparel and Textiles), Hemas Manufacturing (FMCG and Retail), Aitken Spence (Food and Beverages), Mc Larens Holdings (Special Category) while NDB Bank, Central Finance, Mobitel Sri Lanka, Ocean Lanka, Morrisons PLC ,Waters Edge, and South Asia Gateway Terminal Ltd respectively emerged runners up in each of these sectors.
CMI Sri Lanka presented Trophies to all these sector winners and the runners up, thus as many as 17 teams that took part in the quiz received an attractive Award at the end of the event.
The Quiz was followed by cocktails and fellowship with entertainment being provided by a Korean musical troupe which amplified the magnificence and splendour of the event.