"Grants have always stood behind the power of effective creativity and firmly believe that brands in their portfolio that excel in the marketplace are the greatest measures of their success," the company said in a statement.
"At the Grant Group, great attention is paid to market studies, strategic planning, pre & post campaign research and of course a stringent standard of creativity. All which contribute to highly effective brand campaigns."
Etisalat had won five awards. Grants said the brand had been the most awarded since Sri Lanka's Effies began.The Effies were founded in 1968 by the American Marketing Association.
Organizers have said that standards are equal across countries and an advertisement that wins an award in one country, can potentially win in another.