JLanka Technologies Operations Director Jayasoma accepts the Provincial Gold Award in the Extra Large Industry category at the 2017 Sri Lanka Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in the presence of (from left): Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Business Development Manager Thomas Joseph, FCCISL President Sarath Kahapalarachchi, Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Director General Saud Salim Al Mazrouei and FCCISL Secretary General/CEO Ajith D. Perera
JLanka Technologies Operations Director Jayasoma accepts the National Gold Award in the Extra Large Industry category at the 2017 Sri Lanka Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in the presence of (from left) Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Business Development Manager Thomas Joseph, FCCISL Senior Vice President and SAARC CCI Senior Vice President Ruwan Edirisinghe, Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Director General Saud Salim Al Mazrouei and FCCISL Secretary General/CEO Ajith D. Perera
JLanka Technologies was once again recognized for its pioneering efforts in innovation and sustainable transformation at the Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for 2017, with JLanka CEO and Technical Director Dr. Mayura Jayasoma walking away with both the National and Provincial Gold awards in the Extra-Large Industry category.
Organised by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL), the awards were held recently at the BMICH.
The wins are testament to the visionary leadership of Dr. Jayasoma, who has positioned JLanka as the country’s dominant solar solutions provider today, within a short period of operation since its establishment in 2011. Initiated by Dr. Jayasoma with a vision to resolve Sri Lanka’s looming energy crisis through the integration of sustainable and renewable energy solutions, the company advocated the adoption of solar power across Sri Lanka, facing a tough challenge to change the consumer perception of solar as a superfluous and exorbitant solution.
With a business model that focused on ‘educating’ consumers rather than simply ‘promoting’ products, JLanka has combined locally-based research and development together with global expertise in the subject, producing financially feasible, innovative solar solutions for segmented market groups across the country since its inception.
The company went beyond its operational function to create widespread awareness of the benefits of solar energy, creating platforms for debate and forums for knowledge dissemination. “Solar has become a booming business in Sri Lanka today,” Dr. Jayasoma commented.
“We have always believed in solar solutions as a value addition to the nation and today the results speak for themselves.
With our growing product portfolio and highly customized industrial, commercial and residential solar solutions, we are nurturing entrepreneurs, new business ventures and adding novel revenue streams to improve Sri Lanka’s economy.
Solar is also sustainably increasing property value across the country today. We have created a mind-shift in our consumers in a period of six short years and are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts with the National Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year Award.”
Today, JLanka solutions generate 22MW of clean solar energy, creating a sustainable eco-system that saves 12,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. Coal consumption has been reduced by 10,000 tonnes and diesel by nine million litres each year. The company has thus far planted 40,000 trees across the island to offset the country’s carbon footprint.
Powered by 350 individuals, representing multiple areas of expertise, 15 JLanka branches across the country offer islandwide coverage to over 2500 clients in domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.
The company is closely working with the government to promote renewable energy education in the country through the establishment of an educational institution in 2018. JLanka is in the forefront of an energy revolution across the country, creating a greener and sustainable eco-system while contributing positively to the national economy.