WIM Professional and Career Women Awards 2014

Date: 25th July 2014
Venue: Taj Samudra Colombo

Chief Guest

Hon. Minister Basil Rajapakse – Minister of Economic Development

Guests of Honor

Hon. Minister Tissa karalliyadde – Minister of Child development & Women’s Affairs
H. E. Shelly Whiting – High Commission of Canada
Hon. Dr. Sudharshini Fernandopulle – MP
Hon. Eran Wickramaratne – MP
Ms Varuni Fernando – Jt. Managing Director Triad Pvt Ltd
Mr Graeme Harris – Senior Operations Officer, IFC
Mr Abhishek Jugran – Country Manager, Coca-Cola Far East Ltd

Theme

Genre of Excellence “Going Beyond Limits”
(Event Colour Theme Red & Silver)

Panel of Judges

  • Dr. Rohantha Athukorala – Head of National Portfolio Development, Sri Lanka & Maldives UN
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayaratnam – Chief Transformational Wizard / Lecturer / World Champion Choral Conductor / Singer / Actor
  • Ms. Shehara De Silva – DGM, Janashakthi Insurance PLC
  • SSP Ajith Rohana – Police Media Spokesman, Sri Lanka Police
  • Ms. Samadani Kiriwandeniya – Chairperson, Sanasa Development Bank PLC
  • Ms. Indrani Fernando – Managing Director, Philips Hospital Pvt Ltd

Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1
Human Resources
Prasadini Naganika Gamage - Senior Lecturer Grade 1-HRM,
Faculty of HR- University of Kelaniya
Gold
2
Human Resources
Chathurika Amarakoon - HR Business Partner & National Employee Relations Manager,
Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd
Silver
3
Banking & Finance
Nelun Fernando - Senior Vice President,
ICIC Bank Sri Lanka
Gold
4
Banking & Finance
Shiromi Noel Wickramasinghe –Chairperson,
HDFC Bank
Silver
5
Legal
Ridmika Dep - Attorney-at-Law, President/Vice President,
Sri Lanka Women Lawyer’s Association & International Women Lawyer’s Federation
Gold
6
Legal
Prof. Camena Guneratne - Dean Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences,
L.L.B (University of Colombo, SL), L.L.M (Harvard Law School)
P.H.D (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
Department of Legal Studies
Silver
7
Marketing
Thishani Aradhird Dissanayake - Chief Manager Marketing,
Union Bank PLC
Gold
8
Marketing
Shiranaaz Kaney - Group Brand Manager,
Hemas Holdings PLC (Consumer Brands)
Silver
9
Defense & Civil
Sri Lanka Police
Gold
10
Advertising
Chandani Rajaratnam - Vice President & Chief Creative Officer,
J. Walter Thompson Sri Lanka
Gold
11
Advertising
Alyna Haji Omar – CEO,
Response Marketing Pvt Ltd
Silver
12
Corporate Communication
Sanjeewani De Silva - Head of Corporate Affairs,
Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka
Gold
13
Media
Dharisha Bastian - Senior Journalist & Political Columnist,
Daily FT
Gold
14
Media
Dileesha Abeysundara- Features Editor,
Irudina News Paper
Silver
15
Information Technology
Thushara Canekeratne - Advisor & Co-Founder,
Virtusa (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
16
Arts and Aesthetics
Sumitra Peiris - first Sri Lankan female film maker and is known as the "Poetess of Sinhala Cinema".
She also held the post of Sri Lanka's ambassador to France, Spain and the United Nations
in the late 1990. Her most popular films are Gehenu Lamai, Ganga Addara and Yahaluvo.
Gold
17
State Sector Government Corporation
Damitha de Zoysa - Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Productivity Promotion, Secretary
- Ministry of Plantation Industries
Gold
18
State Sector Government Corporation
Saroja Sirisena - The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai
Silver
19
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs
Maheshi Wijeratne – MD,
E H Leisure – Pigeon Island Beach Resort
Gold
20
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs
Fathima Hafsha Ilyaz – Owner,
Buns & Muffins- Colombo
Gold
21
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs
Vrai Reymond – Proprietor,
The Achcharu Kade & Kama Kade - Colombo
Gold
22
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs
Dilhani Iresha De Silva – Proprietor,
Dilhani Handloom - Galle
Gold
23
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs
Samanthi Shriya Kumuduni Fernando – Proprietor,
MVA Products - Seeduwa
Gold
24
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs
Anthony Jesudasan – Proprietor,
Photo Framing - Batticoloa
Gold
25
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs
Mano Mani – Proprietor,
Ladies Bras - Batticoloa
Gold
26
Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs
Edirisinghe Withanage Swarna – Proprietor,
Handloom Bags - Piliyandala
Gold
27
Outstanding Non Profit Organization
Sunethra Bandaranayake - Chairperson
Sunera Foundation
Gold
28
Woman for Women Award
Manique Gunaratne - Executive Trainer, Empowering Persons with disabilities
Employee Federation of Ceylon
Gold
29
Business Organization
Supportive Towards Women Leadership
MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd - Began as an intimate Apparel Manufacturer.
Gold
30
Outstanding Business Entreprenuers (Small)
Susan Brohier - Event Planer,
Event Factory
Gold
31
Outstanding Business Entreprenuers (Medium)
Niloufer Anverally - Founder/MD, fashion retail icon
Cotton Collection
Gold
32
Outstanding Business Entreprenuers (Large)
Neela Jayawardena – Owner,
House of fashion
Gold
33
Economist
Sabashini Abeysinghe - Senior Economic Analysis,
Verité Research Pvt Ltd
Gold
34
Business Role Model Woman of the Year
Ramya Weerakoon – Chairperson/MD,
Ramya Apparels Pvt Ltd
Gold
35
Career Role Model Woman of the Year
Kasthuri Selvarajah Wilson – MD,
Hemas Transport Pvt Ltd
Gold
36
Inspirational Woman
Ramya Weerakoon – GM,
Infotechs (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
37
Inspirational Woman
Bimba Jayasinghe Tilakaratne – PC,
Solicitor General of Sri Lanka
Gold
38
Inspirational Woman
Yogeshwary Pathmarajah – Mayor,
Municipal Council Jaffna
Gold
39
Inspirational Woman
Ashoka Alawatte – Additional Secretary Development
Ministry of Women & Child Affairs
Gold
40
Inspirational Woman
Yehali Sangakkara – Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Captain’s wife
Gold
41
Inspirational Woman
Kumari Balasooriya - Governor Southern Province
Gold
42
Inspirational Woman
Gowri Rajan - The first woman to become the Rotary District Governor,
Rotary International District 220 Sri Lanka
Gold
43
Inspirational Woman
Tikiriyawarnage Princy Silva – President,
Positive Women Network (HIV/AIDS)
Gold
44
Appreciation Award
Kusum De Silva – Director,
The Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka
Gold
45
Appreciation Award
Women in Needs - Non-profit organization fighting domestic violence, rape,
child abuse, and other forms of violence (GBV) faced by women and girls
Gold
46
Appreciation Award
Wanniarachchige Malini Senehelatha Fonseka - Popularly as Malini Fonseka
is an award-winning Sri Lanka film actress and former member of Sri Lanka
Parliament, who is known as the "Queen of Sinhalese cinema".
Her cinema career that has spanned many decades began with
Tissa Liyansooriya's Punchi Baba in 1968
Gold
47
Appreciation Award
Lts. SLN Retired,- Priyangani Jayasundara MBA in HRD (USA), BA (SL),
ADTT & AL (IVQ – UK), MISMM (SL) -
Visiting Lecturer - University of Moratuwa
Consultant to Colombo Institute of Logistics & Management (CLIM) Education,
Management & Training Consultant International Accredited Trainer (SCM – ITC/UNO)
Gold
48
Power Women
Dhara Wijetilake – CEO, Ceylon Chamber Dhara Wijetilake – CEO,
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce of Commerce
49
Power Women
Prof.Yoga Rasanayagam - Emeritus Professor, University of Colombo & Chancellor,
Eastern University
50
Judges Award
Justice Eva Wanasundara - PC

Our Sponsors this year

  • Qatar Airways Colombo
  • Lanka IOC PLC (Servo)
  • Coca-Cola Beverage Sri Lanka Ltd (5by20)
  • The Australian College of Business & Technology (ACBT)
  • AIA Insurance Lanka PLC
  • Janashakthi Insurance PLC
  • ICIC Bank PLC
  • Amana Bank PLC
  • Hemas Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
  • Ceylon Biscuits Limited (Munchee Biscuits)
  • Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd
  • Hayleys Electronics Lighting (Pvt) Ltd
  • Brantel Lanka Ltd
  • Premium International Pvt Ltd
  • Peoples Bank
  • National Lotteries Board Sri Lanka
  • FPA
  • Lideshi Exports Pvt Ltd
  • EMG Spedition Pvt Ltd
  • Priyangani Jayasundera
  • Siyomak Green Pvt Ltd
  • Jebs Advertising Pvt Ltd
  • Ceylinco Insurance PLC
  • Siva Filling Station
  • Wurth lanka Pvt Ltd
  • Ultratech Cement Lanka Pvt Ltd
  • Axis Bank Sri Lanka
  • Informatics Institute of Technologies
  • Zaharan Lanka IOC
  • Amante Sri Lanka
  • Enchanter Sri Lanka
  • Sirasa TV and MTV Channel Pvt Ltd