Ceylinco Life has reported total income of Rs. 17.165 billion for the nine months ending September 30, 2016 reflecting growth of 15.3 per cent over the corresponding period of last year. Premium income for the nine months improved by 11 per cent to Rs 11 billion, while investment and other income grew by 23.6 per cent to Rs 6.16 billion in the review period, the company said.

The company’s investment portfolio grew by a noteworthy Rs 13.24 billion or 19.7 per cent over the nine months to pass the Rs 80 billion mark at the end of the third quarter of 2016, manifesting Ceylinco Life’s prudent investment strategies.

The company’s investment portfolio as at 30th September 2016 comprised of Government Securities (57 per cent); Licensed Private Banks (10 per cent); State Banks (2 per cent); Real Estate (7 per cent); Corporate Debt (23 per cent) and Others (1 per cent). These investments are made in conformity with the investment guidelines stipulated under the Regulation of the Insurance Industry Act No 43 of 2000 and are subject to regular monitoring by the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka (IBSL). A transfer of Rs 6.7 billion in respect of the review period saw the company’s Life Fund grow to Rs 74.72 billion as at 30th September 2016, while total assets increased by Rs 14 billion or 17.6 per cent to Rs 94.37 billion.

The shareholders fund grew by 16.87 per cent to Rs 10.5 billion in the nine months reviewed.