By Tilakaratne Dissanayake
Randeniya Internatinal (Pvt.) Ltd received the award for Best Entrepreneur 2016 in the Western Province recently.
A leading manufacturer of white coconut oil, Randeniya International at present exports its products to 36 countries including Germany, Australia, the UK, Switzerland and Ireland bringing a colossal income of foreign exchange to the country. Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce said Randenya International (Pvt.) Ltd was adjudged the Best Entrepreneur 2016 in the Western Province for its status in the foreign market, environmental friendliness, productivity, employment opportunities and community services.
Company Director Nipun Randeniya received the award from Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce Chairman Tialak Godamanna was present at the occasion. Company Managing Director Noel Randeniya told the media that white coconut oil is manufactured with coconuts cultivated with organic fertilizer. He said he started the old white coconut oil industry in 1999 and now it has gained international recognition.