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Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Sri Lanka (TOYP) Awards for 2016


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The Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Sri Lanka (TOYP) Awards for 2016 was held receatly with the grand presence of Junior Chamber International President, Paschal Dike from Nigeria as the Chief Guest. The program was held in partnership with Bharti Airtel Lanka this year and attempts to highlight and confer national recognition of these achievements and contributions to serve as an example and incentive for youth in Sri Lanka to channel their energies in the right direction and create a positive change in the community.  TOYP honourees are selected through a long and arduous process, where all the nomination forms received are scrutinised by an illustrious panel of judges.

The event awarded 10 individuals in 10 fields of service. The honourees of 2016 were:

  • Rohanthi Wijewickrama for Business, Economic and Entrepreneurial Accomplishment
  • Mohamed Shihan Haniff for Contribution to Children and World peace
  • Dinesh Subhasinghe for Contribution to Arts
  • Susara Dinal for Contribution to Media
  • Kasun Pussawella for Investigative Journalism
  • Ali Ahlam Nawaz for Moral and Environmental Leadership
  • ChandimalPremathilake for Personal Accomplishment
  • Dr. Dilan Fernando for Science and Technological Development
  • Dr. Sachith Meththananda for Medical Research
  • Prasanna Pathmanadan for Humanitarian or voluntary services

The event was filled with inspiration from past honourees, eminent judges and many distinguished individuals representing all sectors of the society. Airtel Lanka has partnered with JCI Sri Lanka as the Principal Sponsor for TOYP and other youth led initiatives by JCI Sri Lanka and its CEO and Managing Director Jinesh Hedge was present as the guest of honour for the evening. 

TOYP was organised for the 36th consecutive year and it invites all Sri Lankan young talent to be nominated and to be recognised at their future events. 


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