Federation of Chambers of
Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka

Regional Awards kicked off of the sixteenth edition of FCCISL Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year

Clockwise from left – Ponniah Nadarajh, T M K Bandara, Anuruddha Warnakula

Clockwise from left – Shiran Karunaratne, Anuruddha Warnakula, Daya Weerarathne, S A J J Abdeen, Sujeewa Palliyaguruge, Kumar Mallimaratchi, Ajith Wattuhewa, Thusitha Tennakoon

The Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (SLEOTY), the flagship of the FCCISL work programme is being held on the month of November. SLEOTY the most prestigious and coveted business awards of the calendar of the chamber movement in Sri Lanka is organized by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) with its regional chamber member bodies.

Central and Northern Provincial Awards organized by the FCCISL and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Central Province was held on 2nd November at Earls’ Regency Kandy. The first regional show out of the four which have been scheduled was a very successive event which attracted distinguish gathering of more than 200 invitees comprising of leading entrepreneurs, government and public sector officials and other interested groups.

The Gold award of the extra large category of Central province won by Mr. Sujeewa Palliyaguruge Managing Director of OAK RAY Wood Carvings (Pvt) Ltd. The Silver and Bronze awards of extra large category earned by respectively Mr. Nimal Peiris Managing Director of Tele-Pix Technologies (Pvt) Ltd and Mr. Lakshman Premachandra Managing Director of Seetha Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. There were two bronze awards in the large and medium category won by Mr. Jagath Kumara Managing Director of Pentium 2000 Stationeries (Pvt) Ltd and Mr. R.S. Balanathan Managing Director of Ko Lanka Pure Silk (Pvt) Ltd. There were two Silver and Bronze award winners of the medium category of Northern Province respectively Mr. Ponniah Nadarajh Proprietor of Anna Industry and Mr. T.E. Balasundram Managing Director of Bamini Engineering Contractors.

SLEOTY recognize and award business personals on the basis of objective criteria and on dispassionate manner by an independent panel. The unique feature of this award scheme is that the recipients of awards are being selected on both at provincial and national level which is particularly attracted to small and medium scale entrepreneurs who have to undergo numerous difficulties in achieving excellence in business.