Home / Business/ Dedunu Fiber Mills wins three awards at Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

Dedunu Fiber Mills wins three awards at Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:04

Dedunu Fiber Mills was crowned winner of the Merit of Industry Manufacturing Sector, Large category, Best Value Added Enterprise and Best Energy Efficient Enterprise at Western Province Entrepreneurship Awards 2019.  

Speaking about this victory Dedunu Fibre Mills Chairman Nalin Viraj Uthurawala said the award would provide the firm with invaluable resources. 

“We’re delighted to have won the competition, it was much unexpected. We’ve got 20 years’ experience and entered the business in 1998 amidst many difficulties in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner. While we have started as the coir company in the first time, by 2011 it was possible to enter the export market. 

“In 2016 Dedunu Fibre Mills exports its products to 15 of the world’s leading countries, including the USA, Japan, UK, Spain and Sweden. We were able to maintain close relationship with them by customising and exporting products to suites their needs. 

“Dedunu Fibre Mills provides 120 direct and indirect employments opportunities for the village people. Personally it will be very glad to me. It is a great pleasure for me to be able to contribute to the country’s foreign exchange by strengthening the country’s economy with my business.” 

Uthurawala thanked the Coconut Development Authority, Export Development Board, financial institutions and banks for the support extended and also for selecting them as winners at this award ceremony.


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Autocatalytic descent from plural democracy to supremacist authoritarianism

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

In a few days, Sri Lanka will celebrate its 72nd year of independence from colonialism. But behind the pomp and pageant of that celebration is a sad reality of an autocatalytic process – a small initial event triggering a chain reaction that evolve

Trump destroying brand USA: Implications for Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

There is an old adage that ‘politics and tourism’ has a positive correlation. Many have tried to disprove this aspect but the relationship is coming out very strongly, the latest case study to the world being in the United States. Trump cost $4.

Freedom! Freedom! Where art thou?

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Freedom: who could object? Yet this word is now used to justify a thousand forms of exploitation. In the name of freedom – the freedom of the powerful to exploit the weak, the rich to exploit the poor. The definition of freedom is, the condition of

Development project information: Public expectations and their right to know

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Infrastructure development will be at the centre-stage during the next five years, irrespective of which mainstream political party will be in power. This writer has previously had articles published in the Daily FT on building regulations, infrastr

Columnists More