Mr.Lal Keerthi Gunawardena, Chairman and Managing Director of the Lucky Lanka Milk Processing Company, Kamburupitiya was crowned as the Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 at the National Awards ceremony held at Cinnamon Grand Colombo on November 23, 2011 organized by Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL)
FCCISL also conferred “Hall of Fame” award on Mr.M.P.Wickramasinghe, Chairman of Ceylon Biscuits Group (CBL) for his outstanding made to the national economy by creating CBL Empire.
National Gold Award was awarded to Mr.Sujeewa Palliyaguruge, Managing Director Oak-Ray Group in Kandy. There were 27 national awards been awarded to Entrepreneurs from small to extra large categories representing various line of business from different parts of the country.
“SRI LANKAN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR” is the Sri Lanka's highest national honour to the business community, a grandeur and prestigious award unparalleled to any other national awards scheme in Sri Lanka. This annual award scheme is designed to recognize, reward and motivate Sri Lanka's very own entrepreneurs to optimise their entrepreneurial skills, to reach the highest echelons of achievement with reverberating benefit to the national economy.
The unique feature of this awarding scheme is to identify outstanding entrepreneurs at provincial and national level and value their immense contribution towards the development of the regions and the country.
The National Award Ceremony organized by Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) will be held on November 23, 2011 at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo from 6.00 pm onwards for the 16th consecutive year. A distinguish gathering of more than 500 invitees comprising of leading entrepreneurs and senior public sector policy practitioners from the regions and in Colombo will be present at the occasion.
The Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (SLEOTY), the flagship of the FCCISL work programme is being held on the month of November. SLEOTY the most prestigious and coveted business awards of the calendar of the chamber movement in Sri Lanka is organized by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) with its regional chamber member bodies.
Central and Northern Provincial Awards organized by the FCCISL and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Central Province was held on 2nd November at Earls’ Regency Kandy. The first regional show out of the four which have been scheduled was a very successive event which attracted distinguish gathering of more than 200 invitees comprising of leading entrepreneurs, government and public sector officials and other interested groups.
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