WIM IFC “Top50” Professional & Career Women Awards 2019

Date: 6th September 2019
Venue: Shangri La Hotel Colombo

Chief Guest

  • Hon. Karu Jayasuriya- Speaker of Parliament - Sri Lanka

Guests of Honour

  • Hon. Thalatha Athukorale-Minister- Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms
  • Hon. Eran Wickremartne- State Minister-State Ministry of Finance and Mass Media
  • Hon. Dr. Anoma Gamage-State Minister-State Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development
  • Hon. Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle- Member of Parliament
  • Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy-Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
  • Ms. Shanthini Kongahage- Member of the Central Provincial Council
  • Ms. Victoria Coakley- Acting High Commissioner, Australian High Commission
  • H.E. Omar Abdul Razzak- Ambassador, Embassy of the Maldives
  • H.E. Tanja Gonggripj- Ambassador, Embassy of the Netherlands
  • H.E. Pham Thi Bich Ngoc-Ambassador, Embassy of Vietnam
  • H.E. R. P. Marks - High Commissioner, High Commission of South Africa
  • H. E. Riaz Hamidullah- High Commissioner, High Commission of Bangladesh
  • H.E. Trine Jorani Eskedal- Ambassador, Norwegian Embassy
  • 1st Secretary- US Embassy
  • H.E. Sarah Hulton- High Commissioner, British High Commission
  • Hanna Singer- Resident Coordinator for the UN
  • Simrin Singh- Country Director, ILO
  • Sarath Dash- Chief of Mission, IOM

Theme

“Empowered Women for Sustainable Growth”
(Event Colour Theme Black & Gold)

Panel of Judges

  • Ms. Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson-Panel Chair- Managing Director, Hemas Pharmaceutical (Pvt) Ltd/ Surgical and Diagnostics (Pvt) Ltd
  • Ms. Amena Arif- IFC Country Manager for Sri Lanka and the Maldives
  • Mr. Kumar Samarasinghe- Director- Marketing- Singer Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Rohantha Athukorala- Country Director, Turner Investment L.P
  • Mr. Nisthar Cassim- Editor, Daily FT
  • Ms. Rose Cooray- Director, HNB
  • Ms. Jayanthi Dharmasena- Managing Director, Hayleys Agriculture

Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1
Human Resources
Bani Chandrasena
Head of Human Resources
LSEG Business Services Colombo (Pvt) Limited
Gold
2
Banking Industry
Delrene Seneviratne
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
SANASA Development Bank PLC
Gold
3
Finance Management
Nilika Goonatilleke
Finance Director
Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
4
Marketing
Nilushi Jayatileke
Marketing Director - Beauty & Personal Care
Unilever Sri Lanka Limited
Gold
5
Advertising
Selonica Nalawansa
Executive Director - Publics Sri Lanka
Leo Burnett Sri Lanka
Gold
6
Legal
Saumya Amarasekara
Deputy Chairperson
Sampath Bank PLC
Gold
7
State and Government
Malani Lokupothagama
Government Agent (GA)
Divisional Secretariat Rathnapura
Gold
8
Corporate Communication
Imanthi Perera
Deputy General Manager - Corporate Communications
Brandix Apparel Limited
Gold
9
Print Media
Randima Attygalle
Senior Journalist
Sunday Island
Gold
10
Electronic Media
Sharmila Dharmarasa
Director Progrmming
TV Derana
Gold
11
Supply Chain and Logistics
Dhashma Karunaratne
Commercial & Marketing Head
South Asia Gateway Terminals Pvt Limited
Gold
12
Information Technology
Chinthi Weerasinghe
Chief Excutive Officer
Mitra Innovation Digital
Gold
13
Sports
Tharjini Sivalingam
National Netball Player
Sri Lanka Netball Team
Gold
14
Career Achievements
Amila De Mel
Gold
15
Career Achievements
Thamari Senanayke
Associate Director - Corporate and Regulatory Affairs
Fonterra Brands Lanka Ltd
Gold
16
Career Achievements
Shashikala Premawardhane
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Singapore
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Gold
17
Hospitality
Gitanjli Chakrwarthy
General Manager
Hilton Yala
Silver
18
Arts and Creative Science
Upuli Panibharatha
Channa Upuli Performing Arts Foundation
Gold
19
Defense Force and Civil Society
Nalani Kumari Dissanayake
WIP Investigation Department
Sri Lanka Police
Gold
20
Education
Professor Chandrika. N. Wijeratne
Vice Chancello
University of Colombo
Gold
21
Digital Technology
Waruni Algama
General Manager
Digital User experience, Digital Adoption & Knowledge Management
Dialog Axiata PLC
Gold
22
Business Role Model of the Year
Amari Wijewardena
Chairperson
The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC
Gold
23
Career Role Model of the Year
Sharmila Ragunathan
Director
Hayacrb PLC ( Hayleys Group)
Gold
24
Male Champion of the Year
Mano Sekaram
Founder - CEO
99x Technology
Gold
25
Young Youth Leadership of the Year
Haily Seneviratne
Lecturer
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Gold
26
International Woman Leadership Award
Dr. Kanjana Sashi Perera
Assistant Professor in Neurology
McMaster University
Gold
27
Trail Blazer
Hasini Jayathilaka
Scientist
John Hopkins University
Gold
28
Inspirational Women of the Year
Dr. Kanchana kohombage
International Hand Analyzing, Faculty of Siddha Newark,
New Jersey USA.
Director and Patent 200017.
First Sri Lankan female to work in the Criminal Investigation Unit of India and the
Youngest Female on Finger Print Investigations in Asia
Gold
29
Inspirational Women of the Year
Aruni Rajakarier
Founder
She Consult
Gold
30
Inspirational Women of the Year
Sandya Salgado
Founder/CEO
Ogilvy Action
Gold
31
Inspirational Women of the Year
Padmini Indira Senaratne Samarasinghe
First Female Principal
Sri Lanka Law College
Gold
32
Inspirational Women of the Year
Lasanthi Gunawardena
Centre Director Research,
Innovation and Technology
Gold
33
Inspirational Woman of the Year
Dona Chitra Boteju
Managing Director/ Executive Engineer
Oceanica Group of Companies
Gold
34
Courageous Woman Award
Rohini Thelis
Gold
35
Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Large)
Dilani Nirosha Jagodaarachchi
Managing Director
British Cosmetics
Gold
36
Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Medium)
Darshi Keerthisena
Creative Director
Buddhi Batiks
Gold
37
Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Small)
Dulani Guruge
Owner
Flameback Eco Lodge (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
38
Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur
Jaruza Jayachandran
Owner
EZ Booking
Gold
39
Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur
Farsana Fathima Ubaideen
Owner
Modern Tailoring
Gold
40
Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur
W. M. Rupalatha
Team Leader
Liyasevana Cane Producers
Gold
41
Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur
Chanchala Gunewardena
Founder/Chairperson
Kimbula Kithul Pvt Ltd
Gold
42
Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur
Ashoka Ranjani
Owner
Ashoka Bag Design Centre
Gold
43
Service Appreciation Award
Juliana Edward
CMC Worker
Dematagoda
Gold
44
Service Appreciation Award
S.A. Dhammika Nilakshi
Garment Factory Worker
Sirio Limited
Gold
45
Best Women Empowerment Project run by a NGO,
INGO & International Organization
Welikada Sub Committee
Welikada Prison
Gold
46
Best CSR Program run by a Private Sector Organization
for Women Empowerment
Empowering Women through Technical Training
David Peiris Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
47
Best Private Sector Organization for Promoting
Women in Workplace
National Development Bank
Gold
48
Women in Board Awards
Minnete Perera
Non Executive Director
Dilmaha Ceylon Tea Company PLC
Gold
49
Career Role Model of the Year- Maldives
Maryam Visam
Registrar of Companies
Ministry of Economic Affairs
Gold
50
CEO of the Year - Maldives
Aminath Salah
Chief Executive Officer
Voyagers - Maldives
Gold
51
Inspirational Woman of the Year - Maldives
Mariam Waheeda
Gold

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