Lakmini Wijesundera, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of BoardPAC & IronOne Technologies excelled yet again, being awarded the prestigious Special Award by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) of Sri Lanka in recognition of the Unique Entrepreneurship and Achievement in the Field of Exports. The NCE Awards Ceremony was presided over by Hon Ministers Eran Wickramaratne and Ravi Karunanayake, the Chairperson of EDB Mrs. Indira Malwatte and other distinguished guests.
This Special Award was a result of the nomination from the Women’sChamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) headed by Chairperson, Ms. Rifa Musthapha. Lakmini recently was the triple Gold Award winner including Entrepreneur of the Year, Exporter of the Year and Gold Award in the large category at the Entrepreneur Awards organized by the WCICSL. This achievement by her as CEO of IronOne Technologies, which is a heavily export oriented ICT software products and services company, sets a positive example to millions of aspiring women entrepreneurs in a male dominated industry.
Lakmini expressed her thanks to Mr. Sarada De Silva President, Mr. Shiham Marikkar Secretary General/CEO, Management Committee and Secretariat of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka and the Chairperson Ms Rifa Musthapha and Board of Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) for their encouragement and recognition of businesses headed by women in Sri Lanka. She further stated “This recognition is a significant milestone for me, and also for many other women-led businesses, including those women who are considering embarking on business ventures. It is a clear sign that Sri Lanka is now an open and ready environment for women-led businesses to flourish”.
NCE is nationally known as the Voice of Exporters, and is the only private sector chamber exclusively serving Sri Lankan exporters. It plays a major role by supporting the efforts of the State in its endeavor in achieving export targets for economic development.
Rifa Musthapha, Chairperson of the Women’sChamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) added, “It is a proud moment for us at Women’sChamber of Industry and Commerce Sri Lanka to witness Lakmini Wijesundera being presented with the NCE of Sri Lanka’s national level Special Award of recognition of this woman-led entrepreneurial business through our nomination to the NCE awards”.