Samantha Kumarasinghe - Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2007
Samantha Kumarasinghe, Chairman, Nature’s Secrets Cosmetics
Multichemi Ltd., makers of internationally famed Nature’s Secrets
Cosmetics Brands was adjudged the Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year
2007 and presented with the Platinum Award at an awards ceremony at the
BMICH. Ms Leonie M. Cuelenaere, The Netherlands’s Ambassador in Sri
Lanka was the Chief Guest.
Ruwan Edirisinghe, Managing Director, RN Construction (Pvt.) Ltd won
the National Gold Award. W. Leslie Bernard Perera, Managing Director,
Leslie’s Agro Products (Pvt) Ltd was declared the Young Entrepreneur of
the Year while Ms. Chandrika Silva, Partner, Sirisara Vilasitha was
declared the National Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.
Kumarasinghe in accepting the coveted trophy said that the bank
lending rates are high and that affects business and industry. He said
that the Central Bank should intervene to reduce the rates.
He called upon the President, FCCISL to lobby the Central Bank in
mitigating this great burden.Kosala Wickramanayake, President, FCCISL,
welcoming the guests said that the ultimate objective is to recognise
the innovations, endeavour and application towards reaching new heights
of excellence in the small, medium, large and extra large categories of
enterprises in the country.
He said that Entrepreneur Competition is unusual in uniqueness in
covering the entire country.
This enables those who have achieved greater standards in product
development and entrepreneur ability at different levels and in the
different districts of the country to gain recognition.