WIM Professional and Career Women Awards 2015

Date: 26th June 2015
Venue: Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo

Key Note Speech

  • Ms. Rachna Korhone – Embassy of United State of America, Sri Lanka & Maldives

Guests of Honor

  • Hon. Chandrani Bandara – Minister for Women Affairs
  • Hon. Ruwan Wijewardena – State Minister, Defence
  • Hon. Anoma Gamage – Deputy Minister Irrigation
  • Hon. Dr Harsha De Silva – Deputy Minister Policy Planning, Economic Affairs
  • Hon. Eran Wickramaratne – Deputy Minister Highways & Investment Promotion
  • Hon. Dr. Sudharshini Fernandopulle – Member of Parliament
  • H.E. Grete Lochan - Ambassador, Embassy of Norway
  • SSP. Ajith Rohana – Sri Lanka Police

Theme

“Women for Governance”

Colour Theme

Blue & Silver

Entertainment

Pooja Dance, Latin Dance

Panel of Judges

  • Dr. Rohantha Athukorala – Panel Chair, Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau
  • Mr. Graeme Andrew Harris – Senior Operations Officer Sri Lanka & Maldives International Finance Corporation IFC South Asia
  • Ms. Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson – Managing Director, Hemas Transportation (Pvt) Ltd
  • Dr. Prasadini Gamage – Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Commerce Management Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • Ms. Pearl Weerasinghe – Secretary of State Ministry of Health

Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1 Human Resources Deshika Rodrigo – Head of HR Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka Gold
2 Human Resources Nilanthi Jayatilake – Head of Corporate HR Strategies Ceylon Biscuits Ltd Silver
3 Information Technology Shehani Markus – Chairperson/CEO Capaxus (Pvt) Ltd Gold
4 Information Technology Shehani Seneviratne – Process & Delivery 99 X Technology Ltd Silver
5 Legal Shermila Dalluwatte – Activist & Attorney-At-Law Gold
6 Legal Ayomi Aluveehare -Partner F J & G De Saram Silver
7 Marketing Amali Nanayakara – Chief Marketing Officer Dialog Axiata PLC Gold
8 Marketing Shermila Udeni Bandara – Head of Regional Brand Manager Unileaver Sri Lanka Ltd Silver
9 Corporate Media Shiromi Maskorala – Head of Group Sustainability & Corporate Communication Hemas Holdings PLC Gold
10 Corporate Media Charmila De Silva – General Manager Hayleys PLC Silver
11 Media & Communication Marianne David – Deputy Editor Daily Financial Times Gold
12 Media & Communication Savitri Rodrigo – Managing Director Stratyx Media Concepts Silver
13 Advertising Renuka Marshall – Managing Director TBWA/TAL Gold
14 Advertising Pushpa Samarakkody AGM – Advertising & Marketing Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd Silver
15 Defence Force & Civil Security J A D D Sujani – Office in Charge Women & Children Divisional Bureau Colombo North Sri Lanka Police Gold
16 Defence Force & Civil Security Nadeesha Chndrasena – First Sri Lankan chosen to the Singularity University of NASA in USA Sri Lankan Army Silver
17 Banking & Finance Anomie Withana – Executive Vice President DFCC Bank Gold
18 Banking & Finance Sureka Alles – CEO Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd Silver
19 Arts & Aesthetic Irangani Serasinghe – Actress, In Cinema she is a Local Elizabeth Taylor Gold
20 Arts & Aesthetic Ameena Hussein – Author & Partner Perera Hussein Publishing House Silver
21 State Sector Government Chithrangani Wagiswara – Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gold
22 State Sector Government Kalyani Dahanayake Commissioner General Department of Inland Revenue Silver
23 Hotel and Hospitality Amal Goonetilleke Director Regional Sales & Marketing Taj Samudra Hotel Group Sri Lanka Gold
24 Best Woman CEO/ Managing Directress Shiromal Cooray Managing Director Jetwing Travels (Pvt ) Ltd Gold
25 Sports Chamari Atapattu Captain Sri Lanka Women Cricket Team Gold
26 International Woman Leadership Shazia Syed – CEO Unileavers Sri Lanka Ltd Gold
27 Women Super Achiever Yoland Aluwihare Chairperson/ MD Yoland Collection Gold
28 Career Achievements Branding & Marketing Sector Roshani Weerasekera- Head of Marketing Lanka Orix Finance PLC Gold
29 Career Achievements Finance Sector Nilanthi Sivapragasam CFO Aitken Spence PLC Gold
30 Career Achievements HR Sector Chiranthi Cooray Chief HR Officer Hatton National Bank PLC Gold
31 Career Achievements Sales Sector Vijitha Samarakkodyge Senior Sales Manager Janashakthi Insurance PLC Gold
32 Career Achievements Environment
Sustainability Sector
Sharika Dunuwille Senanayake Director Environment & Sustainability MAS Capital (Pvt)) Ltd Gold
33 Inspirational Woman Nayanna Karunaratne Beautician, Fashion Designer, Founder Image Consultant Gold
34 Inspirational Woman Nirmalee Perera -President Women Blind Association Gold
35 Inspirational Woman P Nandawathi Entrepreneur Traditional Food Agunakolapalassa, Hambanthota Gold
36 Inspirational Woman Sharmila Seyyid Poet, Novelist, Journalist Eastern Province, Kathankudy Gold
37 Inspirational Woman Indrani Sugathadasa Chairperson Insurance Board of Sri Lanka Gold
38 Power Woman Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasekera Director General Prevention Bribery & Corruption Bribery Commission Gold
39 Power Woman Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumaratunga Politician 5th President Government of Sri Lanka Gold
40 Career Woman Role Model Dilani Alagaratname President Group HR Legal & Secretarial Corporate Communication,
Sustainability & Enterprise Risk Management John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH)
Gold
41 Business Woman Role Model Dawn Austin -Managing Director Nidro Supply (Pvt) Ltd Gold
42 Best Private Sector Organization for Gender Equaility Unilever Sri Lanka Limited Gold
43 Best CSR Programme run for Women
Empowerment Private Sector
Sondurudiriya Etisalat PLC Gold
44 Best Women Empowerment Project by NGO Janaki Hill Diriya Daruwo Arakavila Dance & Theatre Foundation Gold
45 Best women Entrepreneur (Large) Sandaminie Perera Co-Founder & Deputy Chairperson Prime Land Group (Pvt) Ltd Gold
46 Best women Entrepreneur (Medium) Kala Amirthalingum Managing Director Rabeena Food (Pvt) Ltd Gold
47 Best women Entrepreneur (Small) Rohanthi Wijewickarama Director Q B Den (Pvt) Ltd Gold
48 Judges Award Angeline Ondaatjie Joint Managing Director Tangerine Group of Hotel Gold
49 Judges Award Prof. Samanthi Senaratne Department Head of Accounting University of Sri Jayawardanapura Gold
50 Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs K P Apsara Kulasiri Mihi & Mihi Creations HandiCraft – Ampara Gold
51 Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs E Ereshika Pushpakumari Batik Katugasthota Gold
52 Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs Mary Shermlia Bag Producer, Killinochchi Gold
53 Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs W A F Rizwana Tailoring Garment items, Katugasthota Gold
54 Upcoming Courageous Women Entrepreneur Nisha Sherif Owner Nisha Time, Kandy Gold
55 Appreciation Award S Kalawathi Sinhala Muciation Gold

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Award Sponsors

  • lsl Holdings (Pvt) Ltd

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