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The U.S. Department of State has named Rezani Aziz, a Sri Lankan alumna of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), as State Alumni Member of the Month for her work to promote women’s empowerment in business and local capacity building. 

Throughout August, her leadership and achievements will be recognized on the State Alumni website (https://alumni.state.gov), the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ official website for the more than one million alumni who have participated in a Department-sponsored exchange program.

Each month, the Bureau’s Office of Alumni Affairs, which supports alumni as they build on their exchange experiences, confers the award on an outstanding alumnus or alumna.

Aziz was selected in recognition of her work to promote women’s empowerment in business and local capacity building. Her current projects focus on raising awareness of women’s issues and promoting small and medium-sized enterprises.

On her IVLP exchange, Aziz traveled around the United States to learn how business and local associations bring about changes and affect policy. In Sri Lanka, she has worked to increase the role of civil society to mobilize resources and opportunities in order to affect policy for positive impact on society.

On returning from her IVLP experience, Aziz designed and initiated “A Cleaner Colombo in 100 Days,” a campaign to activate neighborhoods for waste management. As the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo served as a visible platform for this cleanup campaign. Aziz has worked with Colombo’s City Administrator to make the project an ongoing priority for the city.

Aziz has also volunteered with female entrepreneurs to provide training for migrant women, establish female-oriented business associations, and collaborate with commerce and trade boards to advance the recognition of women.

She has worked tirelessly to make Sri Lankan women aware of their rights, especially in war-torn Tamil areas like Jaffna. In addition to her professional endeavors, Aziz is an active member of the U.S. government exchange alumni community in Sri Lanka. She currently serves on the 10-person steering committee that selects projects and plans events for the bourgeoning alumni organization. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Musthafa Tuesday, 03 August 2010 10:19 AM

    I am very proud of you Rezani,

    TMA Tuesday, 03 August 2010 05:57 AM

    Now everyone will congratulate her. But in a little while everyone will start calling her a traitor

    YAZMIN SAMSUDEEN Tuesday, 03 August 2010 10:23 AM

    Congratulations,
    Great.
    As a Sri Lankan we are very proud of you.

    I know you went a long way to achieve this.
    Good luck.
    Yazmin

    De Lima Tuesday, 03 August 2010 10:37 AM

    She looks a hot cake. Well done!

    Hamzie Tuesday, 03 August 2010 07:18 AM

    Congratulations and good luck for your future endeavors.
    We are really proud of you. - From Sharmain & Hamzie.

    Sanjaya Tuesday, 03 August 2010 07:26 AM

    A cleaner Colombo??? When was that done?? Is this another scam to get an award????

    lal Tuesday, 03 August 2010 02:20 PM

    Now, what is that so called project called Cleaner Colombo in 100 days ? Never heard of a project like that ? However, Congrat !

    azher kamil Tuesday, 03 August 2010 07:42 AM

    Congratulations.... big thing to get honor from US

    punchi banda Tuesday, 03 August 2010 02:23 PM

    Well done! very proud of your achievements

    Podi Guru Tuesday, 03 August 2010 07:20 PM

    She probably does not appreciate sexist remarks.

    khairy Tuesday, 03 August 2010 08:21 AM

    congratulations Rezani and well done

    Mohammed Zuhar Tuesday, 03 August 2010 08:44 AM

    Hi! Rezani, my congratulations on your achievement and I am very happy for you as a former colleague and a friend. Good luck

    Aziz Tuesday, 03 August 2010 09:07 AM

    Proud of you mum!

    Shazli Thursday, 05 August 2010 01:01 AM

    Congratulations!!! Very proud of your achievement.
    Good Luck.

    Shazli

    Podi Guru Tuesday, 03 August 2010 02:49 AM

    Congratulations to this young Sri Lankan woman. I hope other readers of this report will save the USA-bashing for something else.

    Gobi Tuesday, 03 August 2010 03:38 PM

    Congratulations Rezani..............Very proud to work with you

    Sujeevan Srikanth Tuesday, 03 August 2010 03:12 AM

    Congradulations Rizani, Well Done.

    local boy Tuesday, 03 August 2010 03:16 AM

    Womens rights, mans fate !!

    Amarais Tuesday, 03 August 2010 03:18 AM

    How about MR!

    Arosh Jayewardene Tuesday, 03 August 2010 09:38 AM

    Well done Rizana

    spark Tuesday, 03 August 2010 03:43 AM

    This is one lady deserving honorary doctorates and state titles such as "Deshamanya". In Sri Lanka fraudsters, gangsters, bigots, criminals, dictatorial scoundrels all receive titles other than the deserving.

    Ashan Kumar Tuesday, 03 August 2010 04:17 AM

    Congratulations Rezani I am a proud young brat who worked under you

    SidathB Tuesday, 03 August 2010 04:41 AM

    Congrats Rezani.

    Good luck to continue with your good work, to meet Sri Lankan needs and priorities.

    Smart Tuesday, 03 August 2010 04:49 AM

    Well-done Rezani.... Great Job... You have bought honor to our country. We thank you as Sri Lankans. Keep up the good work.

    kassa Tuesday, 03 August 2010 05:01 AM

    My Congratulations.

    Faiz Tuesday, 03 August 2010 05:19 AM

    Well done, proud about your achievement

    Nadee Tuesday, 03 August 2010 01:11 PM

    Well done! Something proud to be as a Sri Lankan!


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