Women in Management Awards

Women in Management (WIM) Partner with National Youth Services Council (NYSC) New Generation (NG) Awards 2021


Date: 29th October 2021
Venue: Galadari Hotel, Colombo

Chief Guest

Guests of Honor


“Arise Shine”
(Colour Theme Purple)

Panel of Judges


Sharon Mascarenhas


Awards Committee

Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1 Best School Prefect of the Year Female U. A. Madhusha Sandeepani Udalamaththa – Galle Southlands College, Head prefect of the School, Obtained 9 A’s at the Ordinary level Exam and 4 A’s at the Advance level Exams and also she is a member of the school Badminton & School Athletics Teams Gold
2 Best School Prefect of the Year Male Manoj Darshana Giragama – Head prefect of D.S. Senanayake College. I am a President Scout Award Winner, Troop of 60th Colombo Scout Troop, The DUKE of EDINBURGH’S International Award (National Youth Award Division) Winner, Activity Director of Leo image building and district events at Leo District 306 C1, Past Vice President of Leo Club of D.S. Senanayake College Gold
3 Responsible University Graduate Award Noorul Jinnah Zeron Anas – Technical college, Diploma in Diplomacy and world affairs international relationship – BCIS, Bsc (Hons) Radiotherapy – General Sir John Kotelawale Defence University 3rd year student, Youth parliament – Member 1 year, World health organization – Covid 19 prevention task force district coordinator Ongoing project, Slycan trust – Researcher Gold
4 Young Sports of the year Male  Maas Ilham Faheth Asmone – Squash, Chess, Aerobics Gymnastics, Athletics and Swimming, from which I have represented his school D S Senenayake College, National Rank 1 on respective age group from 2013 and currently a member of the National Pool With National rank 6. From Chess, I participated at the Asian Schools Chess Championship in 2013 and Commonwealth Chess Championship in 2016 Gold
5 Young Sports of the year Female K K Menuri Sachintha Kodikara – Asian Chest Champion, Asian and Commonwealth bronze medalist to the West Asia champion, National member of World’s first SDG Children’s Parliament, and the youngest Women FIDE Master in Sri Lanka Gold
6 Blogger of the Year Zara Esufally + Humaira Azeem – Co Authors of Food for Thoughts, They use our platform to break down jargon, bust myths, and provide advice on how to prioritize all areas of well-being in a sustainable and effective manner. Their goal is to breakdown the science that often seems too complex, and allow people to build healthy relationships with food and exercise Gold
7 Positive Social Media Influencer of the year Hirushi Jayasena – Freelance, Musical Artist and Social Media Figure 3 years, Wijeya Newspapers Limited – Social Media Consultant / Manager 1 1/2 years, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation – Media / Investigative Journalist Gold
8 TV/Radio/You Tube Presenter of the Year Anne Nathalie Weerawardena – Government Information Department – Presenter, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation – English Relief announcer 8 years, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation – Presenter Gold
9 Young Farmer of the Year A Razak Mohamed Jafran, Ampara Kalmunai – From his small age he grew up in the Agriculture Field. He has given his contribution in two Agriculture parts, Crop and Animal Husbandry. He has taken steps to learn and implant the rules of Agriculture such as Crop Cultivation, Natural Manure Production, And New Plant Breeding In Terms of Crop Area. He has campaigned for people in various ways to protect Natural Agriculture. He is interested In Animal Farming. His objective is to create an integrated farm for Animal Production. He is writing a Research Paper aimed At Re-Using Traditional Seeds Gold
10 Young Agro Processor of the year J M Nimesha Rasangi Perera – we produce values added products such as mushroom sausage, nuggets, Bugger patty, Mushroom Balls, Dehydrated Mushrooms, Soup powder, Mushroom Moju, Star Mushrooms Gold
11 Arts, Music, Dancing and Theater Dinara Chenuka Punchihewa – Acting Jeff Goldberg Studio, Mumbai Distinction Trinity Guildhall Speech and Drama Exams Varuni Jayasekara Academy Grade 1 to Grade 8 Distinctions throughout Trinity Guildhall Speech and Drama ATCL – Performance Varuni Jayasekara Academy Distinction West End Stage Summer School Trinity Gold
12 Arts, Music, Dancing and Theater Gilany Indakumar – A dancing teacher from Palali Killinochci. She holds a Master of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya & Bachelor of Fine Arts (bharatha) Svami Vipulandha Institute of Esthetic Studies Eastern University. Coming from a very remote area of Killinochchi district her only ambition was to use dance as a therapy to help children to overcome mental stress. After the 30 years of war, she realized and understood that children mental health was more affected and elders Gold
13 Entrepreneurship – Manufacturing M G Tharindu Lakmal Pushpakumara – Founder of Ayulanka, Ayurvedic Doctor he devised a method of preserving the medicinal and nutritional value of manioc, as well as the nutritional and medicinal properties of manioc that are readily available to people in the village as well as in the city, as well as to anyone in any country, anywhere. He thought of giving it through a diet and added value to the manio .He created a nutritious diet called ‘Topica’ manioc nutrient’ ( මඤ්ඤඤොක්කාඤෝෂ). The products are being manufactured by using 100% natural ingredients adhering to international standards. After upgrading the product to a commercial level, he started his own business called Ayu Lanka Gold
14 Entrepreneurship – Services Bernadine Jayasinghe – Institute of Essential Studies (Pvt) Ltd IES Managing Director 2 Sirius Academy (Pvt) Ltd (was relaunched as IES – overall 7 years) Managing Director 5 Key to Success Academy Sole Proprietorship 3 Union Assurance (John Keells Group) Corporate Division, Learning and Development 4.5 MTV/MBC News Anchor/ TV Presenter Gold
15 Technopreneur M Mooseen Mohamed Fawaz – CurveUp – Director, Oxfam – Consultant-Resilient/Gender Inclusive Enterprise Support, United Nationals Development Programme – Consultant- HackaDev Enterprise Support Programme, World Vision Lanka – Consultant- SME empowerment Gold
16 Humanitarian Award – Individual Jainulabdeen Mohammed Azeem – Mosque and muslim Organization Federation Vice President 01 Year, Youth Acting Network YAN District Coordinator 01 Year, Plan International National Youth Advisory Penal Port Member, Sarvodaya – Santhi sena Coordinator 03 Years, National Youth Service Council District Organizer Divisional President Gold
17 Young Professional Asanka Shiran Joseph Fernando – Frontier Research – Lead Economist and Senior Product Head – 6 years and 10 months Designation when resigned was Lead Economist and Senior Product Head, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce – Chief Economist Gold
18 Young corporate career woman of the year Dinetha Sajindu Pramodhya Perera – Head of Management Information & Finance Integration – MAS Intimates (Pvt) Ltd, Head of Management Information and Finance Integrationist MAS Intimates, the largest business unit of MAS Holdings, a USD2Bn apparel solution provider. She is also the Chapter Leader for Oxford Brookes University driving the implementation of the University’s strategic initiatives in Sri Lanka. She was bestowed with an ACCA Advocacy Award in 2020 Gold
19 Young corporate career man of the year Sachitha Kalingamudali – Senior Manager – Digital Media – Derana Macro entertainment Pulse – Derana Macroentertainment Editor in Chief, Sri Lanka’s leading lifestyle media platform. A digital media enthusiast with a passion towards content creation, generation and digital marketing, he leads the team at Pulse since it’s inception in 2015, with their social media platforms, securing over 6 million post reach weekly Gold
20 Young Pioneer Award Molligoda Liyanage Chamalki Madusha – Graduate of BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (2016-2019) University of Sri Jayewardenepura, She is an outstanding young scientist who was successful in developing an edible nanotechnology-based food coating as a solution to mitigate local post-harvest losses and improve the export quality fruits Gold
21 Best startup of the year Sugirthan Sachini Christina – I invented an eco friendly plantable pen. I started manufacturing my new invention under the brand name of THE CREATOR. The Creator Operations Manager 1 The Creator Research team Head 1 The Creator Assistant Designer 1 Gold
22 Young Activist K T Ninuri Asalya De Silva – Adoptees LK was founded in 2019, I have successfully helped re home hundreds of animals [these are displayed on the Facebook Page]. Every month, I circulate details on 50+ cases, which generally sums up to 80+ animals. Whomever does not secure homes, I follow up with fosters and recalculate till they do. I highlight the importance of “Adopt, Don’t Shop” in order to combat animal commercialization and unethical breeding practices. I create awareness regarding local animals [Sri Lankan Hounds and cats] Gold
23 Youth inspirator Award Dr.Kudapana Don Buddhima Hansinie Subasinghe – Head Student Life & Engagement, National Institute of Business Management (Jan 2021 – Present) • Course Director – School of Computing & Engineering – NIBM – Deakin University Degree Programs (Jan 2021 – Present) • Head Computer Science, School of Computing & Engineering, National Institute of Business Management Gold
24 Youth Focus Corporate Award Wijeya Newspapers Ltd – The Social Media Team is the youngest team in the organization with eighty percent of all team members being below the age of twenty-eight years, and the three youngest team members being eighteen years of age. At Wijeya Newspapers Limited, the total percentage of employees below the age of 35 years is 70.85% and at Wijeya Networks Limited, the total percentage of employees below the age of 35 years is 62.22%.The organization believes in empowering the youth of Sri Lanka and practices a zero-discrimination policy within the organization; equal employment and growth opportunities are provided irrespective of Age, Race, Religion, Gender or Sexual Orientation Gold
25 SDG Action Award J K Janith Prabashwara Perera – Peace Advocate / Activist – Lecturer – Consultant – Corporate Trainer – Motivational Speaker – Poet – Writer, He was honored with The Diana Award 2021, involved in many local and international organizations including functioning as the Director of Capacity Building at Citizens Youth Led Movement in Sri Lanka and as the Executive SDG Advocate and Spokesperson of ‘Global Peace Let’s Talk, United Kingdom’ and Ambassador-at-Large at World Institute for Peace, Nigeria among others. He is also a researcher on topics surrounding peace building as well as a lecturer at several universities and higher education institutes in Sri Lanka and abroad Gold
26 Heritage Award (Outstanding nonresident personality with Sri Lankan roots) Anna Marie Suzanne Quint Ondaatje – Senior International Level Rhythmic Gymnast, Goodwill Ambassador for the A Quint Ondaatje Foundation Sri Lanka, and Joint Managing Director for AQO Sports & Entertainment (AQOSE) She placed 6th at the club event finals and 11th all-around. She also competed at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia where She qualified for the finals, as well as the 2019 Asian Championships in Thailand where she placed 6th in the ball apparatus finals, and ranked 6th for this event in the whole of Asia. She made history again; competing at the 1st Rhythmic Gymnastics cup in Hyderabad, India and won 3 gold medals and silver. Her most recent achievement is winning 3 gold medals at Switzerland’s first International Competition 2020 Gold
27 Trailblazing Youth of the Future Gehan Ranga Cooray Arasaratnam – I am the only young Sri Lankan born filmmaker/actor/singer who to date has written, produced and starred in a North American feature film that was shortlisted for potential Oscar nominations in 2021 (in categories such as ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’), while also being eligible for Golden Globe Award Nominations in multiple categories this year. I won the Best Comedy Feature Award for my film at the Burbank International Film Festival in September 2020, where the director of Iron Man 3 (Shane Black) was one of the awards presenters Gold
28 Global Local (Outstanding Personality who is Sri Lankan and has achieved unparalleled international recognition) Yohani Diloka De Silva – Sri Lankan singer, songwriter, rapper, music producer, and YouTuber. She is also famous on TikTok and a businesswoman of musical instruments imports and exports. She started her music career as a YouTuber Gold

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