National Business Excellence Awards 2019

Organized by
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

Panel of Judges

  • Mr. Sunil G Wijesinha – Chairman Past President - National Chamber, Former Chairman – Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, Former President - Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA) & Non Executive Chairman of several Listed Companies.

  • Professor Malik Ranasinghe – Member Senior Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa

  • Professor Ajantha Dharmasiri – Member Director, Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • Mr. Nihal Abeysekera – Member Chairman, Japan Lanka Industrial Development Centre

  • Dr. Dayanath Jayasuriya – Member President's Counsel

  • Mr. Faizal Salieh - Member Board Director, Cargills Bank & HNB General Insurance Limited and Former Managing Director, Amana Bank

  • Dr. Jagath Peiris – Member Past President of the National Chamber of Exporters, former CEO of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Managing Director in large manufacturing organizations, Founder Member of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Services Monitoring Board (SLAASMB), Chairman of the National Institute of Exports

  • Mr. Kanishka Weerasinghe – Member Director General/CEO, The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon
  • Technical Panel – NBEA 2019

  • Mr. Nandika Buddhipala - Chief Finance Officer, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC –Chairman

  • Mr. Gamini Karunathilake – Business Consultant and former CEO of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka PLC – Member

  • Mr. Nalin Wijekoon - Director / CEO, Softlogic Finance PLC – Member

  • Ms Shyamalie Amaratunga - Business Consultant and former Senior DGM of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka PLC – Member

  • Mr. Priyantha Herath - Chief Executive Officer, PNB Holdings (Pvt) Ltd – Member

  • Mr. Tishan Subasinghe - Managing Director - Moore Stephens Consulting (Pvt) Ltd, Joint Managing Partner - Moore Stephens Aiyar - – Member

  • Mr. Lahiru Karunathilaka - Director, Corporate Finance, Ernst & Young – Member

  • Mr. Rajive De Silva - Director, Assurance, Ernst & Young – Member

  • Mr Sanjeewa Bandaranayake – Senior DGM Operations, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC – Member

  • 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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