2017

Top 50 Professional & Career Women Award Winners 2017

Date:14th July 2017
venue:Taj Samudra Colombo

Panel of Judges:

  • Dr. RohanthaAthukorala – Board Director, Public & Private Sector
  • Ms. Amena Arif from IFC
  • Mr. Kumar Samarasinghe from Singer Sri Lanka
  • Ms. Lilamani Benson of Lowe LDB
  • Ms. NadijaThambiah from John Keells Holdings
  • Ms. Tania PolonnowitaWettimuny from Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
  • Ms. FarzanaJameel of the President’s Counsel

Award Winners

Name

Category

Organization

Dilrukshi Kurukulasuriya Human Resources – Silver Chief Human Resources Officer – CHRO- DIMO
Indrani Hissale Human Resources – Gold Chief Human Resources Officer – Sri Lanka Telecom
Shanaki Ranasinghe Banking & Finance – Silver General Manager Insurance – Janashakthi General Insurance Ltd
Shashi Kandambi Banking & Finance Gold Snr Deputy GM – Corporate Banking, Sampath Bank Plc
Caryll Van Dort Advertising – Silver Director – Leo Burnett Sri Lanka
Sheron Jayasundera Advertising – Gold COO Bates
Catriona A N Jayasundera Logistics – Silver Colombo International Container Terminal Limited
Anushka Weeraratne Logistics – Gold Chief Executive Officer – Lanka Marine Services (Pvt) Limited
Vindya Vithana Young Leadership – Business Gold Chief Editor/Director PR/Marketing, Xtream Youth
Hasanah Cegu Isadeen Young Leadership- Social – Gold Attorney-at-Law, Women Activist
Shahani Markus Information Technology – Gold Global Technology Executive and Entrepreneur, EmojotInc
W.I.P P.N. Hewapathirana, Civil & Security – Silver CID – Criminal Division
SP. Dimathi Periyapperuma Civil & Security – Gold Asst. Police Superintendent
Saskia Fernando Arts & Aesthetics – Silver Director, Paradise Road
Darshi Thalapehwa, Career Achievements – Gold Head – Group HR/Legal/Corporate Communication & Sustainability/Group Security HayleysPlc
RoshanieJ ayasundera Moraes Career Achievements – Gold Executive Vice President, John Keells Holdings
Samadani Kiriwandeniya Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Large- Gold Chairperson SanasaDevelopment Bank
Prima Croose Ganarajahn Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Small- Gold Riya Products
Wasanthi Karunathilake Up Coming Entrepreneur – Gold Hambanthota – Organic Food
Kanesamoorthy Rajakala Up Coming Entrepreneur – Gold Batticaloa – Short Eats
B N Nandawathi Up Coming Entrepreneur – Gold Ampara – Clay Pot
Good Luck Batik Creation Up Coming Entrepreneur – Gold Cheddikulam
M A Azlima Up Coming Entrepreneur – Gold Kalmunai – Designing Abaya
Hon. Thalatha Athukorala Woman of the Year Minister of Foreign Employment
Niloufer Anverally Business Role Model of the Year MD, Cotton Collection
Premila Perera Career Role Model of the Year Company Director (John Keells Holdings PLC, Ceylon Tobacco co PLC, Holcim Lanka
Gowri Rajan International Leadership – Gold First lady Governor Sri Lanka & Maldives 
Tamara Kunanayakam Inspirational Woman of the Year – Gold (International) UN
Babara Sansoni Inspirational Woman of the Year – Gold (Entrepreneurship) Barefoot
Dr. Sahida ettiarachchi Inspirational Woman of the Year – Gold (International Business) Chairperson, Takima Tech Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Juwayriyya Wajdy Entrepreneur of the Year, Maldives – GOLD MD Juway’s Café and Restaurants
Shaira Saleem Business Role Model of the Year Maldives – Gold Jal Health and Beauty Spa.
Aishath Rafiyya Career Achievement Maldives – Gold Director of Chairman’s Bureau at the Sun Siyam group of companies
NDB Bank Sri Lanka Best CSR Programme run by a Private Sector For Women Empowerment Awards – Gold
Colombo Hilton Best Private Sector organization for promoting Women in Workplace Awards – Gold
Shana Dandeniya, Hospitality – Silver Joint Owner and Director – Café Kumbuk (Pvt) Ltd
D Stasshani Jayawardena, Hospitality – Gold Executive Director, Aitken Spence PLC
Manohari Ramanathan State & Government – Silver Member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Jeevani Siriwardena, State & Government – Silver Director General, Export Development Board
Nedra Weerasinghe Electronic Media – Gold Group Director – The Capital Maharaja Organization Pvt Ltd, MTV/MBC Channels Pvt. Ltd., Capital Maharaja Organisation
Pushpa Rowell, Print Media – Gold Editor of Dinamina
Neelika Thilakaratne Corporate Communication – Silva General Manager Corporate Affairs and Business Innovation, CIC Holdings
Shevanthi Fernando, Corporate Communication – Gold General Manager Corporate Communication/CSR & Women’s Advocacy – MAS Intimates
Rajitha Jayasuriya, Legal – Silver Director Legal – MAS Holding
Marini De Livera, Legal – Gold Chairperson, National Child Protection Authority of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Shevanthi Rajanathan, Marketing – Silver Brand Marketing and Communications, Jay Kay Marketing Services
Fiona Jurianz Munasighe, Marketing – Gold GM – Marketing – Hemas Consumer Brands/Hemas Manufacturing
Rumeshika Kumari Sports – Gold One of South Asia’s fastest runners
Vijitha Samarakkodige WIM Member of the Year