WIM Professional and Career Women Awards 2013

Date: 22nd August 2013
Venue: Hilton Residencies Colombo

Chief Guest

  • Hon. Tissa Karalliyadde - Minister of Child Development & Women Affairs

Guests of Honor

  • H.E (Ms) Robyn Mudie - Australian High Commissioner
  • H.E (Ms) Shelley Whiting - Canadian High Commissioner
  • Hon. Mr. Karu Jayasuriya - MP Deputy Leader of Opposition UNP
  • Hon. (Mrs) Thalatha Athukorala - Member of Parliament
  • Hon. (Mrs) Sriyani Wijewickrama - Member of Parliament
  • Mr. Subodh Dakwale - Senior Vice President Lanka IOC PLC

Theme

” Born to Blaze “

Colour Theme

Purple & Silver

Panel of Judges

  • Hon. Dr. Sudharshini Fernandopulle - Member of Parliament
  • Dr. Neela Gunasekera - Chairperson Women’s Bureau, Ministry of Women Affairs
  • Dr. Rohantha Athukorala – Head of National Portfolio Development Sri Lanka & Maldives UN
  • Mr. Nalaka Hewamadduma – Trainer, Consultant and Write in Peak Performance Mind Body Wellness Etc.
  • Ms. Mumtaz Siriwardena – Managing Director, Dave Tractors & Combines (Pvt) Ltd

Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1 Human Resources E G Priyangani Piyasena – Manager HR Royal Fernwood Porcelain Ltd Gold
2 Banking & Finance Shehara De Silva – GM Marketing & Sales Janashakthi Insurance PLC Gold
3 Legal Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy – Former United Nations Special Reporter on Violence against Women Gold
4 Marketing Theja Thilini Peiris – AGM Marketing Munchee – Ceylon Biscuits Ltd Gold
5 Defense Force & Civil Security Lt. Col. K A Kumuduni N Amarasinghe Muthaliff – Ex Sri lanka Army Gold
6 Advertising Neela Marikkar – Chairperson Grant Group Gold
7 Media & Corporate Communication Madana Ismail Abeywickrama – Associate Editor, Sunday Leader Gold
8 Corporate Communication & PR Mahika Chandrasena Pereira – Group Manager, Mount Lavinia Hotel Gold
9 Arts & Aesthetics Linda Speldewinde – Founder & MD Academy of Design Gold
10 State Sector Government Corporation Princy Jayatunga – Secretary Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Gold
11 Upcoming Women Entrepreneur Awards Nirosha Vindiya Welikala – Owner, Maharagama Garment Factory Gold
12 Upcoming Women Entrepreneur Awards Nishanthini Thangaraja – Founder & Fashion Designer, 20 Rubes Gold
13 Upcoming Women Entrepreneur Awards Ranjanee Malkanthi – Owner, Trincomalee Gold
14 Upcoming Women Entrepreneur Awards D Keshani Champika Priyadharshani – Bridal Dressing, Anuradhapura Gold
15 Upcoming Women Entrepreneur Awards Jayomi Lokuliyana – Co-Founder & CEO Zmessenger Gold
16 Outstanding Non Profit Organization Center for Poverty Analysis Gold
17 School Leadership Award Sister Greta Nalawatte The Centre for Education of Hearing Impaired Children Dalugama, Kelaniya Gold
18 School Leadership Award Nirmalee Wickramasinghe – Principal Ladies’ College Colombo Gold
19 Appreciation Award Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd Gold
20 Appreciation Award Women’s Bureau, Ministry of women Affairs & Child Development Gold
21 Appreciation Award Vidyani Hettigoda – Director Hettigoda Industries (Pvt) Ltd Gold
22 Appreciation Award Vanitha Krishnamoorthy – Owner Artist Space Malaysia Gold
23 Appreciation Award Rupa Manel Silva – President Women’s COOP Ltd Gold
24 Appreciation Award Rozanne Diasz Leayanage – Former Miss Sri Lanka Choreographer, Zaid Images Gold
25 Woman for Women Award Chramaine Vanderhoewan – President AIMS / Executive Search Ltd Gold
26 Business Organization Supportive Towards
Women Leadership Award
Malaysia Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Association, Malaysia Gold
27 Outstanding Business Entrepreneur Award (Small) Susan Broheir – Founder & CEO Event Factory Gold
28 Outstanding Business Entrepreneur Award (Medium) Pirathini Gunewardena – Partner Secrets & Top Secrets Gold
29 Outstanding Business Entrepreneur Award (Large) Ramani Fernando – Founder & Owner Ramani Salon Gold
30 Career Role Model Award W A Nalini – Chairperson NSB Bank Gold
31 Business Role Model Award Nirmali Samarathunga – Co-Chairperson Mackwoods Ltd Gold
32 Inspirational Women Award Hon. Kamala Ranatunga – Member of Parliament Parliamentary Affairs Gold
33 Inspirational Women Award Dr. Soma Edirisinghe – Chairperson Janasarana Foundation & Swarnamahal Group Gold
34 Inspirational Women Award P M S Charles – Government Agent Batticaloa District Secretariat Gold
35 Inspirational Women Award Dr. Ranee Jayamah – Chairperson HNB Bank PLC Gold
36 Inspirational Women Award Hon Dr. Anoma Gamage – Member of Parliament Daya Group of Companies Gold
37 Inspirational Women Award P D Ratnayake – Chaiperson Seva Vanitha Army Gold
38 Inspirational Women Award Anoja Weerasinghe – Chairperson Abhina Academy of Performing Arts & Yoga Ashram Gold
39 Inspirational Women Award Sarojini Ruth Rajahser – Chairperson NAWEM Malaysia Gold
40 Inspirational Women Award Capt. Menaka Fernado – 1st Women Pilot Gold
41 Inspirational Women Award Christable Happuarachchi – Founder Ranaviru Capt.Premil Perera Gold
42 Power Women Lukshmi Jayawickrama – Director General Prevention of Bribery & Corruption Gold
43 Power Women Janaki Kuruppu – Chairman Sri Lanka Tea Board, Nielsen Company Gold
44 Power Women Sarojini Ruth Rajahser – Managing Director Data Tech Sdn Bhd Malaysia Gold
45 Power Women Prof. S S N K Kshanika Hirimduregama President University Grants Commission 2013 Gold
46 Power Women Jesima Ismail – Commissioner Human Right Commission of Sri Lanka Gold
47 Judges Award Mayurie De Silva – Head of Learning & Development Assi. Vice President John Keells Holding PLC Gold
48 Judges Award Nadeeka Lakmali – Javelin Thrower 14th IAAF World Championship Final, Asian Championship Medalist Gold

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