National Business Excellence Awards 2019

Organized by
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

About NBEA

“Akin to the lotus that blooms in all its glory above the impure muddy water whilst remaining un-smeared” – the Business Excellence Awards Trophy is created by M/s Dienge for The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka to honour those Sri Lankan business houses that have excelled in their fields of business.

The tiered base symbolized the initial ascent of the business ladder from the formative stages of a company’s life where an input of much dedication and hard work would have been observed. Rapid growth would have followed to the upper levels of the ladder in terms of quality and fame as denoted by the pillar of the trophy. The pillar tops out to an inverted set of steps where the landing depicts stability. This supports an intricately handcrafted lotus blossom with hand embossed petals of traditional motifs. The inverted sets of steps are created to symbolize the stupendous effort needed to rise to the very top akin to climbing an overhang of rock on a mountain face. The summit contains the aforesaid lotus bloom in all its splendour denoting the purity, prosperity and fame and glory that the business houses which have reached the highest levels of excellence enjoy.”


Eligibility & Authority


  • Any registered business organization domiciled in Sri Lanka which has been in operation for a minimum period of 3 years prior to the date of application is eligible to apply.
  • Divisions, units, estates, factories etc of organizations, unless  they are legal entities by themselves, are not eligible.
  • An overall Gold award winner of a previous year is not eligible to apply for the immediately succeeding three years


The Chairman of the Panel of Judges will be the sole and final deciding authority regarding the evaluation procedures and on the recipients of the awards.


  • To recognize and reward those organizations that have excelled in all-round performance
  • To recognize and reward enterprises that have excelled in each of the excellent criteria such as Corporate Governance, Capacity Building, Performance Management, Global and Local Market Reach, Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Sustainability, and Business and Financial Results
  • To encourage Sri Lankan organizations to emulate those excellent organizations
  • To position Sri Lanka as a country with excellently managed organizations and thereby making it attractive for joint ventures, investments, and as a source for products and services
  • Award Ceremony

    Announcement of the winners will be made at the Awards Ceremony. However, the nominees for the awards will be informed at least two weeks prior to the event. Short video presentations will be requested from the three overall winners.

    All award winners will receive a trophy and a certificate.

    The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, 13 December 2019 at Colombo Hilton and will be followed by a gala dinner.


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