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The 2023 WCIC Prathibhabhisheka Women Entrepreneur Awards

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The 2023 WCIC Prathibhabhisheka Women Entrepreneur Awards took place recently at the Hilton Colombo, with esteemed figures including H.E. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prof. Maithree Wickremesinghe, and US Ambassador, H.E. Julie Chung in attendance. It was an evening dedicated to honouring the remarkable achievements of women entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptional resilience and determination in overcoming challenges to achieve success. Gayani De Alwis and Nilani Seneviratne, the Awards Co-Chairs, expressed their pride in recognizing these trailblazing individuals amidst the current economic landscape.

National Awards

  • Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2023: Nishani Fernando, Manisha Exports (Pvt) Ltd
  • Most Outstanding Export Oriented Woman Entrepreneur 2023 (Product): Thushari Weerakoon, Ramya Horticulture (PVT) Ltd
  • Most Outstanding Export Oriented Woman Entrepreneur 2023 (Services): Olu Jayasooriya, Brisca Management Services (PVT) Ltd
  • Social Entrepreneur of 2023: Manoji Wadugodapitiya, PAMs Hydro (PVT) Ltd / Simply Women (PVT) Ltd
  • Young Woman Entrepreneur of 2023: Nadini Perera Wickramasinghe, Ceylon Speech Pathology Services (PVT) Ltd
  • Outstanding Start-Up of 2023: Randee Dissanayake, Rande Super Food (PVT) Ltd
  • Woman Entrepreneur - SAARC Region 2023: Nishani Fernando, Manisha Exports (PVT) Ltd
  • Most Innovative Entrepreneur of 2023: Selyna Peiris, Selyn Exporters (PVT) Ltd
  • Digital Entrepreneur of 2023: Thanuja Masakorala, Infoseek (PVT) Ltd - MintHRM
  • Woman of Courage 2023: Marini De Livera, Sisters at Law

Category Awards

Large Category

  • Gold: Nishani Fernando, Manisha Exports (PVT) Ltd
  • Silver: Selyna Peiris, Selyn Exporters (PVT) Ltd
  • Bronze: Sandamini Perera, Prime Lands Residencies PLC
  • Awards of Recognition: Anuradha Herath, Java Lounge (PVT) Ltd; Dilesha Perera, Dilchand (PVT) Ltd

Medium Category

  • Gold: Olu Jayasooriya, Brisca Management Services (PVT) Ltd
  • Silver: Thanuja Masakorala, Infoseek (PVT) Ltd – MintHRM
  • Bronze: Thushari Weerakoon, Ramya Horticulture (PVT) Ltd
  • Awards of Recognition: Rathypriya Ramesh, Ecosteem (PVT) Ltd; Chitra Boteju, Oceanica Group of Companies

Small Category

  • Gold: Randee Dissanayake, Rande Super Food (PVT) Ltd
  • Silver: Chathurika Wickramasinghe, Adventa Holdings (PVT) Ltd
  • Bronze: Nadini Perera Wickramasinghe, Ceylon Speech Pathology Services (PVT) Ltd
  • Awards of Recognition: Fazla Fahim Meyen, Edutoys (PVT) Ltd; Kumari Weerasinghe, Kandy Natures (PVT) Ltd

Micro Category

  • Gold: Ayesha Imalika, Kavum Kokis.com (PVT) Ltd
  • Silver: Anusha Warnakula, Susinidu Baby Care
  • Bronze: Nileeka Prasanthi, Kavishka Products
  • Awards of Recognition: Sunethra Kumari Karunaratne, Oshadhi Beauty Salon; Anuja Jayasekara, Liya Creations

Start-Up Category

  • Gold: Sasmithaa Manickam, Candle Amore
  • Silver: Shivani Tyronne, Artisan Miris (PVT) Ltd
  • Bronze: Shehara Ferdinandis, Sleepyheads SL
  • Award of Recognition: Marini De Livera, Sisters at Law

SAARC Category

  • Gold: Dr. Shehla Javed Akram, Don Valley Pharmaceuticals (PVT) Ltd, Pakistan
  • Silver: Qurrat Ul Ain, Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management, Pakistan
  • Bronze: Azma Hassan, The Costumes, Maldives

Provincial Awards

  • Western: Nishani Fernando, Manisha Exports (PVT) Ltd
  • Central: Anuja Jayasekara, Liya Creations
  • North-Western: Selyna Peiris, Selyn Exporters (PVT) Ltd
  • Southern: Anusha Warnakula, Susinidu Baby Care
  • Sabaragamuwa: Manjula Janaki, Sakura Products and Export (PVT) Ltd
  • Eastern: M.R.M Bisriya, Fashion Bags
  • Uva: Randee Dissanayake, Rande Super Food (PVT) Ltd
  • North Central: Sunethra Kumari Karunaratne, Oshadhi Beauty Salon
  • Northern: Rathypriya Ramesh, Ecosteem (PVT) Ltd

 


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