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Ashok Pathirage

Asian Alliance Insurance PLC recorded a profit after tax of Rs.251 while recording a group profit of Rs.200 million during the first quarter of the year and also achieved a Gross Written Premium (GWP) of Rs.867 million for Life, a 21% increase compared with the previous year.

The consolidated Group premiums that included General Insurance were recorded at Rs.1,317 million for the first quarter of the 2015 financial year.

The General Insurance business launched a revolution in the motor industry with the most innovative Click2Claim product that delivers the fastest claim settlement in the market, whilst eliminating the hassle and inconvenience that follows a motor accident. The product is receiving rave reviews and has picked up strongly, enabling considerable operational convenience and cost efficiencies that are at the center of the new GI strategy that is being executed with a strong focus.

“The growth in the Life insurance business in particular is a strong endorsement that reflects the success of Asian Alliance Insurance PLC’s innovation-driven strategy,” Asian Alliance Insurance PLC Chairman, Ashok Pathirage said.

“This performance is especially noteworthy, considering that this comes during a challenging period – the first financial quarter since the segregation of Life and General insurance segments. With increasing life insurance penetration being a pressing national need, the rapid increase in Gross Written Premium of life insurance is particularly heartening.”

“With continuous investment in staff, as well as introduction of cutting-edge solutions such as self-service insurance and a number of industry first moves, Asian Alliance Insurance has laid a solid foundation not only for short, but more importantly for long-term growth,” Asian Alliance Insurance PLC Managing Director, Iftikar Ahamed said. “We are confident that this will increasingly reflect in our future financial performance.”